Animal Whisperers: Connecting with Animals

An award-winning, life-changing documentary about the emotional lives of animals, and the moral struggles and triumphs of the owners.

Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the owners’ sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma.

(The film contains some graphic scenes of cruelty towards animals. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFqRCc08V6k)

Event Details

Sunday, 17th July, 2016, 12.30pm-4.00pm
Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant
282 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058831
$15/pair of tickets

12.30 – 1.15pm:     Lunch
1.15 – 2:35pm:       Film screening of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
2:35 – 3:30pm:      Panel discussion
3:30pm onwards: Goodie bag distribution

Panelists

George Jacobs

Dr. George Jacobs, President of Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

His main influences were a vegetarian cousin and the book ‘Diet for a Small Planet’. The main idea of that book is that eating meat is wasting food, because we have to feed many kgs of plant food to other animals to produce just one kg of meat.

George has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and works with schools and universities around Singapore and beyond. Born in the U.S. in 1952, he has lived in Singapore since 1993 and is a Singaporean citizen.

George became a vegetarian in 1980 and in recent years switched to a vegan diet.

Jaipal Singh Gill

Dr. Jaipal Singh Gill, Executive Director of SPCA

Despite his disdain for vegetables, Jaipal decided to cut meat out of his diet after learning about the treatment of animals in factory farms. As part of his veterinary training, he has seen first-hand, the entire farm to fork process. He has a keen interest in the ethics of animal use, animal welfare science and understanding animal sentience.

Balakrishnan Matchap

Mr. Balakrishnan Matchap, founder of Yogis for the Environment, Animals and Humanity! (YEAH!)

Balakrishnan has been a vegan for over 20 years and has a special interest in community work, animal welfare and nature preservation. He has worked with the Singapore Sports Council, Ministries, Schools, Clubs, NGOs and has been featured in the local media. He is an ex-zoo keeper and believes that a network of trust, sense of community and LOVE will be the currency in the next stage of human evolution.

Chan Chow Wah

Mr. Chan Chow Wah, founder of Animal Human Alliance (AHA)

Chow Wah has a Masters in Social Anthropology and has several film and book publications. Besides being passionate about culture, Chow Wah is also the founder of Animal Human Alliance (AHA), that advocates compassion to animals and adoption instead of buying. The name AHA can be attributed to Chow Wah’s idea that humans share the earth with animals as fellow beings.

RSVP via: https://www.facebook.com/events/586412621537709/