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  1. We cannot learn about behaviour of animals by keeping them locked in zoos

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... parks. Zoological parks claim their raison d'?tre is to educate, research and conserve, yet when it comes to sentient beings (which is a more accurate term than intelligent animals ... than 100 years ago, 'The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but Can they suffer?' We now know that the ability of sentient animals to suffer is far greater than we ...

  2. On style, she rules

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... high-profile brands or what your friends are wearing. Right here in Hong Kong, we have the Siberian Fur Store (G/F, 29 Des Voeux Road Central, tel: 2522 1380). The renowned furriers still do all ...

  3. Lawmakers support ending seal imports

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Knowles A campaign to stop the import of products made from Canadian seals killed in an annual hunt has won the support of more than half of all legislators, an animal protection ... to Animals (SPCA). The petition, which contains more than 10,000 signatures, will be presented to the acting Canadian Consul General Jean-Christian Brillant tomorrow by the SPCA and visiting members ...

  4. Cat abuse outrage

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Animal rights concern groups are calling on the government to set up an animal police squad after a recent spate of abuse cases. Such a squad would act as a deterrent against abuse and increase the chances of solving cases, says Chu Po-shan, a member of the group, Happy Animals. Chu said there were many volunteers who fed stray dogs and cats every day. As soon ...

  5. Animals deserve justice for abuse

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For many people, especially pet lovers, cruelty to animals is as traumatising as violence committed against human beings. They feel the situation is more disturbing because such abuse cases are often not properly followed up by law enforcement agencies, which are perceived as thinking that animal lives are less valuable. But animal lovers have some good news at last. ...

  6. Laws must be updated to save pets from abuse

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fashionable or aren't puppies or kittens any longer has to end. No one has a right to produce more than is needed. Laws have to be updated and enforced. Animal populations have to be better ... But that devotion doesn't extend to the well-being of animals, thousands of which are put to death each year because no one wants them. We're so little concerned about them that the scale ...

  7. Is Hong Kong taking care of animal rights?

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to have come from construction sites, where the animals were fed by workers, then abandoned when the work was completed. Rights activists have also raised concerns about the treatment of animals ... the rights of animals. Melody Cheung, 16, St Paul's Secondary School The media has been running a lot of reports on animal cruelty, ranging from hitting cats with metal rods to firing ...

  8. Need for tougher animal rights laws

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not harm or hurt them. What's more, they were not born for us to make handbags, clothes and gloves from. Animals are like us- they can feel pain. There should be stricter animal rights laws. People need to be educated about protecting animals. They need to develop the right values and have a guilt-free conscience. People should also cherish what they have and stop pursuing luxury ...

  9. Watsons pulls seal oil after animal rights 'cruelty' campaign

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Watsons is to withdraw a controversial seal oil supplement from its Hong Kong stores after animal campaigners urged it not to sell what they called a 'product ... The oil is advertised as a rich source of Omega 3, which promotes good health and is essential for the brain and a healthy heart. Animal campaigners claim the hunt is cruel and results ...

  10. 11 animals killed in blaze at pet shop

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Lo jennifer.lo@scmp.com A Happy Valley pet shop where 11 dogs and cats died in a blaze yesterday plans a memorial service for the animals. Four fire engines and an ambulance were ... page saying that a memorial service would be held for the animals. 'We are saddened as the dogs and cats left us in this accidental fire,' it said. The shop had offered grooming ...




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