“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.”
— Albert Schweitzer
Singapore Animal Welfare Symposium and Public Forum on Animal Welfare Policies
On the 25th of February 2012, we welcomed the public to join us at the Singapore
Animal Welfare Symposium and Public Forum on Animal Welfare Policies at Chong
Pang Community Club; the largest and most diverse animal protection event in
the history of Singapore. The event was jointly organised by ACRES, Chong Pang
Division, Chong Pang YEC, NUS PEACE and Young NTUC, and supported by the
PAP Community Foundation.
We were excited about the chance to inspire everyone to join in a meaningful
dialogue about furthering the animal protection movement in Singapore. The event
featured presentations by animal protection organisations, lively panel discussions on
a range of animal protection issues, an update on the recommendations raised at the
First Public Forum on Animal Welfare Policies in 2011, and the exciting opportunity
to take part in a Public Forum with Minister K. Shanmugam, Grassroots Advisor-
change to his full title as in the press release.
The Singapore Animal Welfare Symposium and Public Forum on Animal Welfare
Policies drew hundreds of people to speak up for animals in Singapore- over 450
people turned up to show their support for creating positive change for animals, a
sure sign that the animal protection movement is gathering pace in Singapore. The
crowd also had the chance to hear about how their feedback from last year's event
has helped shape animal welfare policies and resulted in significant progress over
the past year.
"By working together, by providing constructive feedback, and by engaging each
other positively, we have achieved more for the animals," said Mr. Louis Ng,
Executive Director of ACRES. "Let us continue this journey together, let us remain
positive that change is happening, and let us continue to be the voice for animals."
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Minister K Shanmugam,
government representatives, animal welfare groups,
and most of all the members of the public for joining us at the Singapore Animal
Welfare Symposium and Public Forum on Animal Welfare Policies, and giving us the
opportunity to inspire a diverse group of voices to join the conversation and create
positive change for animals in Singapore.
Programme for the Singapore Animal Welfare Symposium and Public Forum on Animal Welfare Policies