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  1. Business - China Business - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Cosmetics firms 'abandon cruelty-free policies' to stake claim in China market

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... are alleged to have quietly abandoned their cruelty-free policies to get a slice of the massive mainland market. Animal welfare groups have now removed big names such as Estee Lauder, Mary Kay ... are still required to be tested on animals before they can be registered by the authorities. A Hong Kong spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said: "We used to accredit ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-cruelty law needs an update

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... good law that has stood the test of three generations. Sadly, neither is the case with animal welfare laws and regulations. We have more pets than ever, but laws meant to protect them from inhumane treatment are outdated, enforcement is poor and penalties for infringement unlikely to deter offenders. Tens of thousands of abandoned animals are put to death each year, pet shops get ...

  3. Should animals have rights?

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Ling-oi, Yuen Hui-ling Wong Ling-oi, 13, St Stephen's Girls' College Many people insist that the public should respect animal rights. I don't think so. For a start, ... and responsibilities. Admittedly, we should strive to prevent animals being subjected to unnecessary pain or torture. Yet beyond this, animals do not deserve 'rights'. Rights are privileges ...

  4. Poisoner suspected of killing 10 cats at school

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cats ate it and ran into the school where they died.' The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it was abnormal for so many stray cats to be found dead at one location. ... a lot of stray cats in the area, but the group had not received any reports of animal abuse in the district recently. No report was made to the police in connection with the previous cases. ...

  5. At Monsieur Chatte, French authenticity is always de rigueur

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as operations manager in the shop, but right now she is on a trip from Paris to Hong Kong in an old Renault 4L car. My eldest son, Romain, runs the wine operation, and my wife is more involved ...

  6. At Monsieur Chatt?, French authenticity is always de rigueur

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as operations manager in the shop, but right now she is on a trip from Paris to Hong Kong in an old Renault 4L car. My eldest son, Romain, runs the wine operation, and my wife is more involved ...

  7. Bear farm media tour dismissed as a stunt

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... be transparent. But representatives of Animals Asia Foundation, a Hong Kong-based charity that has fought against bear bile farming, were not allowed to join the tour. Hong Kong and foreign media were ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    'Human reptile' Ashley Fruno in Peta protest at Hermes store

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... snakes' skins While most people shy away from snakes, shoppers were only too happy to slither up to animal rights campaigner Ashley Fruno after she covered herself in green and gold paint to look like a reptile. Wearing only matching underwear, Fruno stood outside the Tsim Sha Tsui store of luxury brand Hermes yesterday carrying bilingual signs reading "Animals suffer for exotic ...

  9. Battle on to increase animal adoptions

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.Tam@scmp.com Most animal-lovers prefer buying from a pet shop to adopting from a charity, a survey has found, leaving many pets without a home. The survey of 537 people by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found looking online or going to a pet shop to choose an animal was the first choice for 73 per cent of respondents. The charity's two main ...

  10. Let's take on the meat industry

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there should be ways to produce food properly. We should also eat less meat to ensure that fewer animals are made to suffer on our behalf. We do not have the right to exploit other creatures just ... Recently I watched a video called Farm to Fridge on the internet. The film is disturbing. It shows the workings of a slaughterhouse, where we see animals being slaughtered. A newborn pig ...




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