YAPAC Panel Discussion – “Is Animal Testing Necessary?”

Tickets at http://animaltesting.peatix.com/view


“The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham
Why do we test on animals for cosmetics? For science? If not animal testing, what are the alternatives? If there are no immediate alternatives, should we even pursue such research? What of the undeniable benefits that such testing has yielded for the human race? What can we, as consumers, do to help eliminate unnecessary suffering?

YAPAC proudly presents “Is Animal Testing Necessary?” – a public panel discussion that seeks to explore and grapple with whether animal testing is truly necessary in cosmetics and science, and if so, where the line should be drawn (assuming that one should indeed be drawn). Our panelists represent the various knowledge spheres most immediately relevant to the issue (cosmetics, science, philosophy, NGOs), and will shed light on how we can best navigate a longstanding institution that has driven much of human advancement since classical antiquity.

Our esteemed panelists:
Dr. Jaipal Singh Gill, Executive Director, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Singapore.
(A short biography will be uploaded here in due course)
Mr. Zohar Lederman, MD, PhD Candidate at the Center for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore (NUS).
(A short biography will be uploaded here in due course)
Ms. Ekta Jagtiani, PR & Marketing Executive, LUSH Singapore.
Ekta is responsible for Lush Singapore’s brand communications and ethical campaigns. Lush has been fighting animal testing for decades and believe in only buying ingredients from companies that do not commission tests on animals.