If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Movie Screening by Cat Welfare Society & The Arts House

Dogs, Cats and Humans: Working Together Against Pet Abandonment

“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 “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 euthanized, 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.”

Straits Times, 26 October 2010

My Paper, 26 October 2010



Directed by Motoharu Iida, 2009, Japan
Running Time : 118 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
Rated: PG

Screening Details
Date : Saturday 30 October 2010
Show Times : 3pm and 8pm
Venue : The Arts House

Tickets are priced at $20 each.

Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

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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 the panel discussion and let's work together against pet abandonment. We thank the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, 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 panelists.

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