Louis Ng: Speaking Up for the Voiceless
Founder & Executive Director, ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society) (23 May 2012)

About the Speaker

My 13-year journey in fighting for the rights of animals

“I started on the road to becoming an advocate for animals at a very young age, when I would spend my time volunteering at the SPCA. Soon my attention turned towards other animals too, and when I watched a programme about the slaughter of turtles for turtle soup, I realised that, as someone who ate turtle soup, I was part of the problem and causing them to be killed. I stopped eating turtle soup and over the next years eliminated all animals from my diet. 

The real turning point for me though was when, aged about 21 years old, I fell in love with a young chimpanzee called Ramba, who lived a terrible life as a photography chimp. When our campaign to see her reunited with her mother succeeded I felt as though I had won a million dollars, and decided to dedicate the rest of my life to making a difference for suffering animals like Ramba, and I founded ACRES with a group of friends. 

Today I am lucky to be working with a passionate team at ACRES who share my dream of a better world for animals, and am so grateful for all of our supporters who make our work possible”.

In 2007, Louis was presented with The Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore award. In 2002, Louis received the HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) / NYAA (National Youth Achievement Award) Youth Environmental Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation in Singapore. 

He currently serves as the Executive Director for ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society). He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in biology in 2002.

 

(Excerpted from www.acres.org.sg)

 



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23 May 2012
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
Venue: The Auditorium
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