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  1. Academics push for law to protect animal rights

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei In a country where the protection of human rights remains a sensitive topic, one man hopes to make a breakthrough in the protection of animal rights- and believes he took a step ... into action. 'I know the road is long, but this is an issue society is highly concerned about,' said Chang, who has been involved in drafting legal documents related to animal rights for 11 ...

  2. HKU steps up to offer law studies on animal rights and welfare

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by N. Jayaram

    ... of law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will from next week offer a course in animal law, focusing on animal rights and welfare. 'The university offers the only human rights LLM [master of laws degree] in Asia and there is a natural progression from the study of human rights to consideration of the rights of animals,' said Amanda Whitfort, HKU's associate professor who ...

  3. Animals have rights too

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... keeper who had been looking after him for the past seven years at Ocean Park. This makes me wonder whether we should keep animals in cages just to look at them. Just like humans, animals have rights but we put them in cages. Imagine how you would feel if you were a sea lion or giant panda in a cage. However, it is not just a question of the animals' rights. Sometimes ...

  4. Animal rights group targets restaurant serving up foie gras burgers

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. After tackling big fast food chains, rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (Peta) latest ... also leaves animals with neck injuries, and induces shock and fear. Carnivores and some farmers though may debate that evidence. CitySeen asked why it was targeting a single establishment when ...

  5. Should animal testing be banned?

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... used for cosmetics or drugs testing. Some accuse animal-testing organisations of ignoring animal rights. They insist that animal testing is unnecessary. But without the sacrifice of some animals, we would be unable to develop important new technologies like gene therapy, or find new vaccines to fight new diseases. I am not denying the importance of animal rights. All animal ...

  6. Animals in the service of human health

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... But it remains a highly controversial issue. Animal rights groups, such as the Animal Liberation Group and Speak, argue that testing is immoral: the benefits to humans do not outweigh the pain suffered by the animals. Members of such groups believe that every animal has a right to life just as humans do, and that it is wrong to test experimental drugs on animals, often leading to their deaths. But, even ...

  7. Helping to save animals

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A group of teenagers have committed themselves to promoting animal welfare by working with an animal rights' group in education campaigns, animal rescue and pet shop ... an animal welfare photo competition is now ongoing, and in October there will be a pet carnival for owners and their pets on the Wan Chai waterfront. The animal right's group said ...

  8. animal welfare

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protection under animal cruelty laws c. to illustrate that no one cares enough about fish to prosecute animal rights violators d. to explain how fish are protected by animal cruelty laws 3 How do we ... a particular effect f. chained Think about 1 Should fish be given the same rights and respect as other animals? 2 Why is it so hard to prosecute restaurant owners who put big fish on display? 3 Why ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Political rights unlikely to cut into jail TV time No one knows whether the return of the right to vote to prisoners was greeted behind bars with celebrations or indifference- but if this right means being bombarded with electoral information during their little free time, the newly enfranchised may have more cause to complain than rejoice. Yesterday, the Legislative Council ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Information Bureau in Rua de S. Domingos have been vacant since the office moved to Avenida da Praia Grande. The site sits right next to the historic, Unesco-listed St Dominic's Church, ... Democratic Party vice-chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing is known to be a ferocious advocate of equal rights for women, and had hoped that her first contribution to the party would be to improve its ...




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