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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Animal rights group offers reward for Grand Canyon squirrel kicker

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse In Washington Reward offered for squirrel kicker Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has posted a US$15,000 reward for information ... Peta director Martin Mersereau in announcing the reward. "Animal abusers are bullies and cowards who look to victimise the most vulnerable, defenceless individuals available to them- human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568450/animal-rights-group-offers-reward-grand-canyon-squirrel-kicker
  2. News - China - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Dog-eating festival loses its bite as animal rights activists step in

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:39am by He Huifeng

    ... festival loses its bite The influx of hundreds of animal rights activists and dog lovers to Yulin, Guangxi, during the past month appeared to have an impact on the city's much-criticised ... to the festival saw a series of confrontations between locals and animal right activists. On Friday night, more than 100 restaurant owners, residents and dog traders surrounded four animal right activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1537990/yulin-festival-dog-meat-sales-down-activists-take-fight-tradition
  3. News - China - CULTURE

    For animal rights activist, dog meat fight extends beyond summer festival

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:32am by He Huifeng

    ... to adopt a lower profile after an intense campaign by animal rights groups and lawyers, at home and abroad, who say the tradition promotes animal cruelty. Celebrities including actresses Betty Sun ... the Yulin festival were to spread to Guilin or Lingchuan, the local economy would "undoubtedly" suffer. One Guilin resident wondered why animal rights activists had focused their campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1537252/animal-rights-activist-dog-meat-fight-extends-beyond-summer-festival
  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong zoo animals 'need laws to protect their psychological welfare'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Animal welfare laws 'lag behind' Hong Kong needs to "drag its animal protection laws out of the last century", according to an animal-rights academic and barrister who says there are no regulations enforcing a "duty of care" on keepers. Amanda Whitfort says Hong Kong lags behind Europe, the United States, Australia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583962/animal-welfare-laws-lag-behind
  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Market for animal-tested cosmetics is thing of past

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Patsy Moy, Ernest Kao

    ...-tested cosmetics is thing of past With more customers expecting cosmetics to be cruelty-free, companies that ban animal testing can improve their corporate image and even boost sales, animal-rights ... in Hong Kong, and cosmetics companies that adopted cruelty-free policies would attract new customers. The animal-rights campaigner and legislator for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582387/market-animal-tested-cosmetics-thing-past
  6. News - Asia - FAMILIES

    'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... cartoon sparks outrage Human rights activists in Japan have reacted angrily to a new pamphlet released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that they claim is racist and stereotypical for depicting ... citizen who was born in the United States and has become a leading human rights activist. "After being forced to give up a degree of power by signing the Hague treaty, they have to show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594102/racist-cartoon-issued-japanese-ministry-angers-rights-activists
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Animal rights activists slam SPCA charity for euthanising 5,000 animals a year

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of animal rights groups. About 20 activists protested yesterday outside the Wan Chai headquarters of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, accusing it of abandoning its mission ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Protesters say charity's report shows its puts down about 5,000 animals every year Animal activists hit SPCA on euthanasia The city's leading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1364730/animal-rights-activists-slam-spca-charity-euthanising-5000-animals
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR staff need guidelines on handling animals on tracks, unions say after dog is killed

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com MTR staff want guidance on handling animals on track MTR staff have little idea of what to do when animals get onto railway tracks because the company has ... sparked protests, memorials and an online petition condemning the MTR Corporation for not stopping the cross-border train that struck the animal- was not a first. "It has happened before. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580441/mtr-staff-want-guidance-handling-animals-track
  9. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Small cages and nothing to do: Hong Kong Zoo animals 'trapped in the 19th century'

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by SARAH KARACS

    ... garden. "Hong Kong is not the right place to keep animals," said Karina O'Carroll, the animal welfare education manager of Animals Asia, who questioned whether it was appropriate ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Zoo's animals are 'trapped in 19th century' At more than 140 years old, Hong Kong zoo is home to almost 400 animals, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575582/zoos-animals-are-trapped-19th-century
  10. News - China

    Video of bicycle-riding bear mauling monkey in Shanghai animal park sparks anger

    Posted May 10th 2013, 05:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai A video of a bear attacking a monkey after the two fell off their bicycles at a Chinese zoo has sparked outrage among animal rights activists, but an official on Friday defended the show. A minute-and-a-half long video surfaced this week showing the bear biting and clawing the monkey after a mock race at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park. Keepers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1234629/video-bicycle-riding-bear-mauling-monkey-shanghai-animal-park-sparks

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