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HPF: The Animal Dilemma @ The Sidewalk Hanoi - Bar & Grill


1) Wednesdays 7:30-10pm at Puku Café and Sports Bar

2) Thursdays 9:30pm-midnight at Sidewalk Hanoi - Bar / Kitchen / Events

This week the Hanoi Philosophy Forum will host two thought-provoking evenings of discussions, talks, games, music and art exploring the complex dilemmas in relations between humans and animals. Up for debate are the ethics of zoos, pets, trophy hunting and traditional practices which compromise animal welfare.

+ A series of lectures and small-group discussions led by Jon Dallas
+ Artwork created for the Forum by Myrthe M Nijs, Olga Raski, Lara Hardie Stewart, Travis Risner, @korrieXplicit, and Lara Ross-Mcglynn
+ Haiku and/or Drawing Contest led by Truitt Urbanic and Dakota Lambert

*Suggested Reading/Viewing*

Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets by Jessica Pierce

The Power of a Pet
Rustin Moore TED Talk

Blackfish (2013) Film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Available on Netflix.

Deaths, Drugs, Distress: Why Marine Parks Are Losing Their Attraction

In Defense Of Zoos: How Captivity Helps Conservation

How the Ban on Lion Hunting Killed the Lions
Mikkel Legarth TED Talk

The 'Denmark Dolphin Slaughter': Huffington Post

*Single Entry Fee*
Single admission tickets can be purchased at the door for 70k. If the entry fee restricts your ability to attend, please contact Jon Dallas

*Sustaining Membership*
Membership are available for purchase. 5 entrances any time for 210K (5 entrances for the price of 3, a 40% discount!)

*Late Nights at Puku and Sidewalk*
On Thursdays the event formally concludes at midnight, but Sidewalk Hanoi - Bar / Kitchen / Events stays open until late. On Wednesdays, Puku Café and Sports Bar never closes. You're invited to stay late continuing the conversation into the night.

Parking is included in the cost of admission. Please be sure to validate your parking inside!


The Hanoi Philosophy Forum is a twice weekly, lecture and discussion based exploration of contemporary issues and historic philosophy. Our mission is to build community and overcome cultural barriers by providing space for public civil debate of heated contemporary issues, and to contextualize these debates with lectures and art. Find out more at www.hanoiphilosophyforum.org


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If you have any questions or suggestions, please ask here or contact Jon Dallas at jondallasjr@gmail.com


Thursday, March 28

9:30pm - 11:30pm

 Sidewalk Hanoi - Bar / Kitchen / Events | 231 Au Co, Hanoi