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  1. Longer jail terms sought for animal cruelty

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators yesterday urged the government to consider doubling the maximum jail term for animal cruelty to two years, saying that increasing the maximum fine to $100,000 will not be a sufficient deterrent. Despite the appeal, the five legislators attending the Legislative Council health services panel endorsed the proposal of stiffer fines for animal cruelty, which will rise from ...

  2. Two-week jail term for man who let dog starve to death

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong and Donald Asprey A construction worker who left his Pomeranian dog to starve to death was given a two-week jail term yesterday- the heaviest sentence so far for animal abuse. But the ruling failed to please animal rights groups, who condemned it as 'far too lenient' and urged the government to mount a public awareness campaign. They said proposed tougher penalties ...

  3. Aid group accuses police of inaction over animal cruelty

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Vet says chopped puppy could have died during delays An animal rescue organisation that saved a brutally attacked puppy from near death has hit out at police ... in Mui Wo Kau Tsuen for at least 10 hours- has been named Buena. The veterinarian who named her managed to implant pins into her two hind legs and front paw, but the Protection of Animals Lantau ...

  4. Government taking tougher line on cruelty to animals

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.09pm: The government on Friday proposed tougher penalties on forms of cruelty to animals such as beating, kicking and torturing them. A spokesman said the proposals, included in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Bill 2006, were designed to increase deterrence. According to the proposals, the maximum fine for animal cruelty offences would ...

  5. Search for owner after 113 pets are found in flat

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the owner of the 113 animals, after neighbours said they had seen a 'strange' woman coming in to tend them but that she had not been seen for some time. Police broke into the flat and found 31 cats, 10 dogs, 13 birds, 26 turtles, a rabbit and 32 hamsters, one of them dead. The case has been classified as cruelty to animals and police are looking for the owner of the flat. ...

  6. Activists step up campaign to block dog-meat law

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Indigenous people say they have right to eat the animals Animal rights activists are campaigning against a resolution allowing legal consumption of dog meat in one ... a criminal suit against Mr Bolabola claiming his indigenous rights had been violated. Mr Bolabola said he had raised his dilemma over law enforcement during a workshop on protecting animals, where he ...

  7. Activists stage human zoo to show fur trade cruelty

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Activists crammed themselves into wire cages in Causeway Bay yesterday to illustrate the plight of animals in the fur trade. The action by three members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals coincided with the opening of the Hong Kong International Fur and Fashion Fair 2006 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. As part of the protest opposite Sogo ...

  8. An animal's best friend

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... outbreak. Many of these had reportedly already been vaccinated against rabies when they were killed. Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was flooded with 15,000 letters from citizens ... us that the figures in media reports were inaccurate. They told us that only 100 dogs had been rounded up there so far this year, and all were taken to a local animal shelter. ...

  9. Activists urge animal welfare law

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Animal rights advocates, veterinarians and academics meeting in Guangzhou over the weekend called for countrywide animal welfare laws. The Guangzhou Companion Animal Symposium, organised by the Animals Asia Foundation of Hong Kong, brought together organisations and individuals from around the country to promote the drafting of national legislation to protect ...

  10. Strong animal instinct

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... to be sold are bad,' he said. 'You need government regulations that make sure the slaughter and handling are done as humanely as possible.' Like many animal-rights activists, Mr Singer and Mr Mason (who together published 1980's Animal Factories) believe the global poultry industry is the root cause of the avian flu problem. 'Not only animal-rights campaigners ...




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