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  1. Animal rights group Peta offers Sharon Stone a brain scan

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Peta, the animal-rights group, has offered to scan US actress and fur lover Sharon Stone's brain to determine whether her comments and actions that seem to demonstrate ... to the indifference that you flaunt and the callous remarks that you make about the suffering and death of the animals whose fur you wear. 'Scientific studies suggest that the prefrontal regions ...

  2. 'President Sheen' backs ban on live poultry in wet markets

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The American actor, famous for his advocacy of human and animal rights, also said the practice of selling live poultry had scared off many tourists. 'Tourists [are] shocked and upset when they encounter live markets,' he said in a letter on behalf of the international animal welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). 'Many other tourists, whose own ...

  3. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Chickens are inquisitive and interesting animals who understand sophisticated intellectual concepts, learn from watching each other, demonstrate self-control... and even have cultural knowledge that is passed from generation to generation Film star Anthony Wong Chau-sang, calling on KFC to treat chickens humanely as part of animal rights group People for the Ethical ...

  4. Scantily clad Peta volunteers get a rise out of opportunistic pedestrians

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The central business district came to a standstill at noon yesterday when scantily clad members of the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals piled bananas two metres high and handed them out to passers-by to encourage them to go vegetarian. On the eve of Valentine's Day, the pair, clad in tight red-hot lingerie and spiked heels, almost ...

  5. Kim Basinger badgers designers into giving fur the cold shoulder

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... On behalf of Peta Asia-Pacific, actress and animal rights activist Kim Basinger has written to leading Hong Kong designer William Tang and urged him to go fur-free. 'During their visits to fur ... to mainland designer Luo Zheng. Peta's undercover work has been stored on a DVD and sent to Tang and Luo. 'Peta's heart-rending investigations have documented that animals, including ...

  6. Letter to Sheen puts gloss on chicken trade

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Animal welfare is a priority in HK, officials say in a response to the actor The government has finally answered a letter sent by US actor and animal rights activist Martin Sheen, who expressed concern about Hong Kong's treatment of live poultry. Three weeks after Sheen wrote to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, officials replied that animal welfare was an integral part ...

  7. Celebrate Year of the Ox and refrain from eating our sociable bovine friends, Peta urges

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Whatever you think of animal rights activism, the people who run Peta at least have a sense of humour. What I particularly appreciate is that their lovely officers love taking ... the Year of the Ox is almost upon us. And People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants you to spare a thought for cows. The Chinese zodiac says people born in this year share the cow's ...

  8. Nietzsche not nurture in the land of Ayn Rand

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... some core beliefs that animate the hard right, which may otherwise be incomprehensible to people outside the US. Like the brilliant and uncompromising architect Howard Roark ... or at least react to, a president whom many believe to be a socialist, or worse. The hard right may be anti-intellectual, anti-science and increasingly fundamentalist, yet it has always had a core ...


    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Wild man Brian Kan Ping-chee stunned a group of university students on Thursday when he said all game animals are edible, including national treasures, the pandas, so long as they are well-cooked. 'Man can eat anything. It's his right. It's a sign of fortune he can eat anything, so long as it's well-cooked,' he said. Fortunately, Kan was only making ...

  10. Chu Hon-keung

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and establish niches. I took up reporting on animals and the zoo in Taipei, the biggest in Taiwan, partly because I used to live right next door . I followed the welfare of two animals at the zoo over ... that I went from journalism to working in non-government organisations, but as a reporter, I always focused on animals and green issues. My first job as a reporter was in Taiwan in the late 1980s. ...




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