The newly elected president of the Law Society of Singapore (LawSoc), Adrian Tan, has not hesitated to express his views on issues of public interest – from racism to vaccination mandates to discrimination against cats – on his social media platforms. The Facebook post sparked a debate among users, many of whom objected to HDB`s reasoning that cats defecate or urinate in public, as dogs do. Adrian Tan of the Law Society of Singapore (LawSoc) took office as the organisation`s new President this year. He wasted no time making his voice heard on a subject dear to Singaporeans: domestic cats. “This is a time for openness and innovation. Singapore`s success is based on agility and adaptability. And the Singaporean lawyer embodies that,” Tan said, adding that the company will work with the courts and the Ministry of Justice to develop new, less expensive methods of legal practice that “transform the legal career into a sustainable vocation.” He added: “Many, many, many people keep cats in HDB homes. We have a rule that we do not actively enforce. So why do we have this rule? “Can it be that only those who live in private apartments are entitled to cats? Or are condominium cats better educated and more polite? Are cats only for the rich? Louis Ng, MP for Nee Soon GRC and founder of the animal rescue group Acres, also questioned the ban in an October 2020 Facebook post, saying HDB`s concerns about cats “can be easily resolved.” Lawyers have a duty to “demystify the law from the public,” Tan said, by raising awareness of the law and legal issues, explaining them in plain language, and demonstrating its application to everyday problems.

One user said: “If we give cats legal status in HDB, we can better protect cats and advocate for cat welfare.” “The same goes for dogs, birds, mice and even humans. All animals need some kind of restraint, for example, grids. Cats are easier to keep than dogs because cats are smaller and just solitary. I think that`s the wrong reason. Tan is also known for his comments on legal and social issues, many of which are published on his LinkedIn page. He also argued that even though condos are no larger than HDB units, residents are allowed to keep cats. “Singapore is not spared, nor is the legal industry,” he said. Mr. Tan, who has 30 years of legal experience, chairs a 21-member LawSoc board of which Mr.

Vijayendran is a member as a former immediate chair. In addition to his legal successes, Mr. Tan was also the author of bestsellers in the late 1980s – The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook. In addition to legal advice, the lawyer is a “hired friend” who offers an open ear or shoulder to lean on and spends time with the client to gain trust and understand their situation. About six months ago, he campaigned against the Housing & Development Board`s (HDB) ban on cats as pets. “Dogs too. And in fact, cats don`t tend to poop or pee in public places because they just use the litter box. “We are asking for public feedback on the proposed cat management framework for domestic and community cat management in Singapore. The framework protects the health and welfare of Singapore`s domestic and community cats, public health and promotes responsible cat ownership and care.

More information is available here: The consultation will run from September 3 to November 2, 2022. When asked what are the biggest challenges facing the legal profession in Singapore, Tan noted that the world is now in turmoil over what has been dubbed the Great Resignation. Many who agreed with Tan commented that lifting the ban could better protect the cats` welfare. Mr. Tan`s goal is to ensure that lawyers continue to thrive here by finding ways to motivate and inspire them to continue their work, train them in legal skills, and take care of their physical and mental well-being. The issue has sparked a debate between cat and dog ownership. And Tan insists he will continue to share his views on legal issues because he “believes in the healing powers of law.” This was posted on the Sayang Our Singapore`s Community Cats Facebook page on January 3, opening the discussion on whether cats should be allowed as pets in HDBs. Ng campaigned for a review of the cat ban in HDB. An animal rescuer, Fiona Loh, previously told Mothership that if cats are not moved by “hordes” of cats, they will eventually be abandoned.

However, Facebook group Kittens RescueSG commented that the “main reason” for the ban is the problem of cat hoarders, where residents have raised and housed many cats in their HDB homes. “Whether private or public, we should speak up when legal issues are distorted,” Tan said. The HDB website states that cats are not allowed in homes, while dogs (HDB approved breeds) and small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs are allowed. Photos from TSMP and Lily Banse`s website on Unsplash. LawSoc represents lawyers and respects the standards of the profession. Just a few days ago, police stopped an ambulance to make way for the prime minister`s entourage. Take care of your pet and make sure it does not cause any inconvenience to your neighbors. For example, keep your dog safe in your home and groom him so he doesn`t bark all the time. These are good practices that your neighbors will appreciate and help create greater acceptance. “Lawyers are a national resource. There are only about 6,000 of us in Singapore and we work in all aspects of life, from staff to salespeople. Whether it`s business transactions, family matters or community issues, lawyers are there to give advice, answer questions and resolve problems,” he said.

If the person commits such an offence while employed in an animal-related business, they will be liable to a fine of up to $40,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 2 years. If the crimes are prosecuted, they are liable to a fine of up to $100,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 years. If you work with an animal-related business, you should take on greater responsibility for pets! Make sure your pet is protected from illness and injury, and does not cause unnecessary pain, injury, illness or suffering. Apartment owners can contact the following agencies regarding problems related to dog care in HDB apartments. A person guilty of animal cruelty or neglect cannot possess all types of animals for up to 12 months, and automatically the court can also remove all animals. But if they continue to own animals, they are guilty of a crime and face a fine of up to $5,000 and/or jail time of up to 6 months. 6. Take pictures of the animal and its surroundings. Send all images and videos to the SPCA at He began his tenure as chairman of LawSoc on Saturday (1 January), succeeding senior lawyer Gregory Vijayendran, who, after five years, is a partner in commercial litigation at Rajah & Tann and LawSoc`s longest-serving chairman.

Provide your pet with adequate food, water and shelter in sufficient quantity. Tan is a partner at TSMP Law Corporation and has also written the popular novels “Teenage Textbook” and “Teenage Workbook”. Dog owners must have their pet authorized by the NParks Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS). You do not need to get permission from HDB to keep a dog as long as it is an approved breed. Now that you are aware of the acts that are considered animal abuse, let`s dive into how we should behave if we suddenly witness it! If you witness cruelty resulting in the death, injury or abandonment of an animal, the SPCA recommends that we take the following steps: 4. Record any distinguishing characteristics of the offender, worn clothing/accessories or vehicle numbers. Before we dive into this topic, let`s first find out what acts are considered animal abuse. There are 2 main types of animal abuse that are recognized as criminal offenses in Singapore: Pope Francis` teachings “resonate strongly” with multicultural and religiously diverse Singapore, Tong added. Lawyers, he added, must also defend themselves against misinformation in popular media when misunderstandings about the law and lawyers are widespread.

“Being an emotional worker is exhausting,” he said. “After years of practice, many lawyers are reaching a critical point in their careers. They have a good idea of how rewarding their work can be on good days and how painful it can be on bad days. The question for them is: will the good days outweigh the bad? » Must not abandon pets and must make reasonable efforts to find and recover them if they are missing. Check out the list of pet types allowed if you plan to keep a pet in your home. In addition, Tan said pets can make people happy by helping to reduce stress and depression. “Very rare. And dogs bark, especially at strangers passing by an apartment.

Birds, especially parrots, also make a lot of noise. “Young lawyers tell me they want more from their work.