NUS Press + SPCA promotion
Read for a Cause:
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Singapore has been around since the 1800s, but was officially formed when Singapore ceased to be a crown colony in 1959 and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) became the SPCA. Their services include animal rescues, adoptions and rehoming, and advocating for the rights of animals in Singapore.
Marjorie Doggett's Singapore by Edward Stokes is a collection of stunning photographs by Marjorie Doggett, pioneering animal rights activist in Singapore. She was one of the founding members of the SPCA, and was very involved in animal advocacy work in Singapore. She wrote many letters to the Straits Times over the years, and personally transported injured animals to the Animal Infirmary in Kampong Java. She was inducted into the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame in 2017 for her contributions to the fight for animal rights and her photography.
Imperial Creatures by Timothy P. Barnard documents how animals of all kinds were cherished, slaughtered, regulated, and employed in colonial Singapore. It is one of the first books to look at the history of animals in a colonial, urban society. Chapter 4 of the book explores the historical context that led to the formation of the SPCA, and SPCA’s involvement with the treatment of cattle and imported pigs is also described.
The book will be officially launched on 12/02/2020 at the Pod, National Library. RSVP here.
To celebrate these two important books, and to support a cause close to our hearts, NUS Press is offering 20% off on these titles when you use the code SPCA2020. Furthermore, NUS Press will also be donating $2 to help animals in need for every purchase made using this code [valid until February 24th].