Kitten a controversial prize
RAFFLES the kitten was dividing not only Fraser Coast opinion yesterday but also the views of Queenslanders on the merits or otherwise of making a live animal the first prize in a fundraising draw.
In an online poll 55 per cent of participants said it was not OK to use a live animal as a prize, with 45 per cent giving the idea their blessing.
The controversial or innovative move is the brainchild of the committee that runs the Antigua Hall near Tiaro.
A $700 ragdoll kitten has been listed as the first prize in a raffle set to be drawn at the group’s annual fair in April, prompting the RSPCA’s disapproval.
KD from Toowoomba logged on to the Fraser Coast Chronicle website yesterday to ask what all the fuss was about.
“I have wanted a ragdoll kitten for years, but could never afford one. It would give someone who wants this breed of kitten and could never afford it, a chance to own one.
“Like they say only people who want the kitten will buy the tickets.”
Christine from Carindale in Brisbane also gave the raffle her approval.
“Surely the RSPCA has better things to do with their time. I also have wanted a ragdoll kitten but couldn’t afford to buy one. Where can we buy the tickets?”