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  1. Comment - Letters

    Absurd to compare animal activists to terrorists

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... by animal-rights activists ("Farm lobby gags animal activists", April 8). Animal activists have done nothing but covertly videotape the treatment of animals by farm workers, leaking the footage ... applicants for farm jobs disclose ties to animal-rights groups. Most alarming is a proposal for an "animal and ecological terrorism act" that would place activists who take pictures ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    AFCD failing distressed animals

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Conservation staff must do more for distressed animals Alex Lo's concerns regarding the callousness of the Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department staff is warranted (Animals need care, not bureaucracy, April 10). Some years ago, after extreme rainstorms in Sai Kung, I found that a number of red-eared slider turtles had been washed through the drainage system ...

  3. 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 We have more pets than ever, but laws meant to protect them from inhumane treatment are outdated, enforcement is poor and penalties for infringement unlikely to deter offenders.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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Best to keep our 'truthiness' in check

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... years ago was when he said he didn't particularly like animals, even as a child. The philosopher who almost singlehandedly launched the modern animal rights movement arrived at his position ... of horses that fall in the mayhem. Animal rights are for us a matter of what US comedian Stephen Colbert calls truthiness- something we feel in our guts, not a conclusion reached through ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 23, 2013

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... should take the lead in creating a safe environment for man and beast. Carl Geraghty, Cheung Chau   Intolerance of animal rights needs to stop I am writing in response to the letter ("No ... to raise public awareness of animal rights, such as education and imposing heavier penalties on animal abusers. Leung Po-Sum, To Kwa Wan   Pope who quit did not change church morals I refer ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, January 10, 2013

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ...   Bardot's stand on elephants admirable I commend animal rights and anti-euthanasia activist Brigitte Bardot. She is trying to save two Asian elephants, Baby and Nepal, who are supposedly suffering ... of this patron saint of animals and ecology. I wish all people would share the belief with St Francis that all life is precious and that nature itself is the mirror of God. Paul Kokoski, Hamilton, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs stiffer sentences for animal cruelty

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial Stiffer sentences for animal cruelty The importance of animal rights and welfare is often seen as a yardstick of how civilised a society is. Despite an increase in public ... rightly decided to appeal against what the groups called a "disgracefully lenient" sentence. Separately, a foreigner living in Ma On Shan was acquitted of animal abuse last week. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Animal cruelty that shames Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Animal cruelty that shames HK Hong Kong's growing awareness of animal rights protection has been marred by two distressing incidents. Early this month, eight cattle ... from the 200-square foot flat appeared to be sick. While the two cases are not related, they are sad reminders of the city's inadequacies in the protection of animal rights and welfare. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a wide range of ailments. The availability of overseas-made synthetic substitutes has made little difference, despite pressure from animal rights groups and growing awareness of animal welfare ... Robinson of Animal Asia Foundation, public health also stands to benefit because bile taken from sick and dying bears often contains impurities and biological contaminants. State support follows ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Regulations should be introduced to ensure pet food is safe

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the contaminants, when combined, may become more toxic. The latest findings should give officials a fresh push for a review. Although awareness of animal rights and protection has been on the rise in recent ... consumption, animals receive much less protection. Food safety for pets is still a non-issue in Hong Kong. Even when the need for regulation was brought up in the legislature two years ago, ...




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