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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

    Culling animals for conservation fails the morality test

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 06:08pm by Hari Kumar

    ... The authorities said that the genes of the young animal were too common for a breeding programme they have, aimed at ensuring giraffes' long-term survival. Inbreeding was feared should he reproduce, so he had to die. This very bureaucratic approach led them also to refuse offers from other zoos to take the animal, as they felt that space should be kept for a giraffe with rarer genes. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The sad lot of Hong Kong's slaughterhouse animals

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:42pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton says while we claim the right to kill birds to avert a flu outbreak, we should rethink the way we treat farm animals in general Bleak lives Once again, images ... make headlines when a handful of pets are found dead. Their owners are rightfully outraged. Yet, before these dogs died, they were probably being fed the meat from farm animals called "pet ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Basic rights still being neglected Breathing filthy air and drinking polluted water are, unfortunately, common threats for many people on the mainland. Over the years, efforts have been made to improve air quality. Although the situation still leaves a lot to be desired, residents can take their own precautions when they see a thick blanket of smog over ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Survey skewing is simple if you ask the right questions

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... if you ask right questions Global institutional investors are urging Hong Kong not to change its listing rules even after losing the mega listing of e-commerce giant Alibaba, according ... just the right way. Leading questions that you cannot answer with any credit to yourself are old hat and respondents recognise them. It is no good when flogging toothpaste, for instance, ...

  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. Sport - Racing

    What's in a name? Why it's vital for foreign trainers and jockeys to get their Chinese names just right in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:58pm by Michael Cox

    ... if it works the right trick on the track. “I was young and didn’t know much about it at the time, but apparently the way they pronounced it the first time meant something very unlucky,” Baster ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and Japan must learn the right lessons from history

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 12:12pm by LANXIN XIANG

    ... thrown off the back of a fast-moving wild animal, the fall is bound to be heavy and painful. In this context, Abe's 1914 rhetoric is misleading. But China should also start reflecting on its ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 6, 2014

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by LETTERS

    ... readily consider having bigger families. The government needs to focus on halting the low-birth rate as a priority- right now. Linus Wong, Fanling   Housing needs must outweigh sentimentality ... good and evil will always be there. However, if we believe that the fundamental value of "Trust in each other" is right, then we must start working towards that now- and then good can ...




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