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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 - 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 ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong is extended rights that the rest of China has not been granted

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:52am by LETTERS

    ... HK is extended rights that the rest of China has not been granted I am disappointed with the students who represent Hong Kong's future. The past few weeks have seen them act as if they have no real idea how to win their battle. You cannot expect to win people's respect by arguing that your illegal actions are made right because of your cause. This is exactly the same ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Communist Party was a true champion of democratic rights- until it came to power

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 07:15pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching looks at how the Communist Party championed everyone's right to vote- and to be elected- until, that is, it came to power Shifting ideals Proverbs reflect ... was discussed in 1944- 70 years ago- by the Communist Party. On February 2, 1944, the party newspaper, Xinhua Ribao, carried on its front page an editorial under the headline, "On the Right ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong refugees deserve basic right to decide what they eat

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by Victoria Wisniewski Otero

    ... Victoria Wisniewski Otero Victoria Wisniewski Otero says inefficient food scheme is ripe for change HK refugees deserve basic right to decide what they eat Food. We all need to eat. It’s a basic human right and something most of us in Hong Kong take for granted. By the time you read this, you will probably have already spent a fair amount on food and drink today: that morning ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elitist election system plays right into hands of tycoons

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:42pm by MICHAEL PASKEWITZ

    ... in the hands of a few and income mobility is minimal for the vast majority. Second, other concerns, such as cage homes, environmental or civil rights issues are unlikely to be addressed by chief ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sincerity is prerequisite for fruitful talks

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by George Chen

    ... will just waste time on both sides. A more pragmatic approach might be to mutually acknowledge that we are in fact talking about fruit in general, rather than a car or an animal. Shall we sit down ... spirit" as they just wanted to let Hong Kong people have the basic right to choose their own leader who they can trust and make Hong Kong a better place for people to live in and for business ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 13, 2014

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by LETTERS

    ... in Africa but also in Asia. Elephants, rhinos and tigers are killed every day by poachers. What is happening is outrageous. Because of this illegal, tragic poaching these animals have for many years ... this is and as long as they continue to believe in the false medicinal properties of animal parts, the killing will continue. Chinese consumers are the only ones who can put a stop to this meaningless mass ...




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