Prominent human rights advocate, M Ravi, announced in his Facebook that he has launched an animal rights initiative. In launching the initiative, We Exist Consult, Ravi said that it will focus on the protection of animals and giving them a voice in court.
We Exist Consult is also hosting an inaugural event to advance discussions on animal welfare and rights titled, ‘Sentient Beings? Time to Give a Voice to Animals in Court’.
The speakers at the event are:
Ms Sharon Oh, Founding Member of Exclusively Mongrels
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Mr M. Ravi, Animal Rights and Human Rights Activist
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Mr Chan Ying-Kit, Passionate Animal Lover and Critic
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The event hopes to answer questions like:
- You witness some stray animals being led away and taken in a van possibly to be culled – how can you prevent this?
- You see some birds being fed poison – what can you do?
- Do you as an individual or does an interested group or animal charity have a formal voice to act on behalf of these animals? Or to question the rationale of such activities before a court?
- Cat ownership is not allowed in a HDB flat – does this violate your rights?
Mr Ravi said, “if you are passionate about animals, if answers to these questions interest you and if you want to hear more about animal rights in Singapore, this is a must-attend event for you.”
More information about the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sentient-beings-time-to-give-a-voice-to-animals-in-court-tickets-32100998952