First-ever Public Forum on Animal Welfare Policies

The 18th of June 2011 was an historic day for the animal welfare movement in Singapore when ACRES, in collaboration with Chong Pang CC, organised the First-Ever Public Forum on Animal Welfare Policies. The forum welcomed Mr. K Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law who, along with Louis Ng, Executive Director of ACRES, answered queries and received feedback from over 400 people who attended.

Mr. K Shanmugam, MP for Nee Soon East GRC, delivering the opening address.

All of the animal welfare groups in Singapore, including ACRES, Action for Singapore Dogs, Animal Lovers League, Cat Welfare Society, House Rabbit Society, Mutts & Mittens Foundation, SPCA and Vegetarian Society (Singapore), were also on hand to answer queries at their booths.

All feedback has been officially collated and relayed to the relevant organisations and authorities.

A second follow-up forum will take place in three months’ time, and we look forward to your active participation once again, helping to make a positive difference for animals in Singapore.

Mr. K Shanmugam, MP for Nee Soon East GRC, delivering the opening address.
The discussions continued long after the forum had finished, with Mr. Shanmugan taking time to talk to the crowd and hear their views.