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Mr Lee’s second book of memoirs published in year 2000 also has a reference to this docile
animal but this time his recollection of the occasion is less sentimental.

“One morning in November 1964 I looked across the Padang from my office window at City
Hall to see several cows grazing on the Esplanade!”

“We gave owners of cows and goats a grace period until 31 January 1965 after which all
such stray animals would be taken to the abattoir and the meat given to welfare homes.
By December 1965 we had seized and slaughtered 53 cows. Very quickly, all cattle and
goats were back in their sheds”
(page 201).

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