Dogs, Cats and Humans: Working Together Against Pet Abandonment
Co-Presented By : Cat Welfare Society and The Arts House
Saturday 30 October 2010
3pm and 8pm
The Arts House
Tickets at $20 each
Dr Lou Ek Hee, AVA’s Assistant Director, Animal Welfare will be joining our esteemed panel, including
Ms Fareena Omar, President of CWS
Mr Ricky Yeo, President of ASD
Mr Jaipal Gill, Assistant Manager Operations of SPCA
Ms Betty Tan, Education Officer of HRSS and
Ms Lynda Goh, Founder of Zeus Comunications.
犬と猫と 人間と (DOGS, CATS AND HUMANS)
Directed by Motoharu Iida
2009 | Japan | 118 min | Documentary | In Japanese with English subtitles
“Over 300,000 cats and dogs are put to sleep each year in Japan, a shocking figure that director Iida Motoharu discovered when he began to make 犬と猫と 人間と (Dogs, Cats, and Humans). The documentary started when the director received a request from an elderly woman to make a film that would save the lives of abandoned dogs and cats on the streets of Japan, and the resulting product is both alarming and heartwarming.
Filmed over the course of four years, the film took Iida to several facilities where abandoned animals are euthanised, filming interviews with the employees about their unglamorous work. Iida also shows the more positive side of things by visiting a facility where healthy abandoned pets are kept and cared for until they are adopted.”
This important film presents a rare and eye-opening look into what happens to unwanted animals. Singapore is not immune to the same cycle of ignorance, abandonment, and euthanasia. The premier screening of film director Iida Motoharu’s 犬と猫と 人間と (Dogs, Cats, and Humans) is a platform for us to take a closer look at the pet phenomenon in our own country and the fall-out from it.”
Join our panel discussion and let’s work together against pet abandonment. We thank the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Action for Singapore Dogs, House Rabbit Society of Singapore and Zeus Communications for participating as our esteemed panellists.