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  1. Hypocrisy over cruelty to animals

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to 'Protest and be damned' (Sunday Morning Post, July 20). The profile of Ingrid Newkirk, president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), illustrates ... ducks. In the strictest sense, either one hates all cruelty to all animals, or one is a hypocrite. The rolling of the eyes response to Ms Newkirk is our defence against being pulled from our ...

  2. Helping out at the vet's was the start of a life's journey

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by David Phair, Jill Robinson

    ... Jill Robinson is the founder and chief executive of the Hong Kong-based Animals Asia Foundation. She was talking to David Phair. When I was a teenager in northwestern London in the 1970s, I used to go and help out at my local vet's after school and in the holidays. I must've spent weeks there and they let me be very hands-on looking after the animals. I'd even ...

  3. Animals deserve justice for abuse

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For many people, especially pet lovers, cruelty to animals is as traumatising as violence committed against human beings. They feel the situation is more disturbing because such abuse cases are often not properly followed up by law enforcement agencies, which are perceived as thinking that animal lives are less valuable. But animal lovers have some good news at last. ...

  4. Longer jail terms sought for animal cruelty

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators yesterday urged the government to consider doubling the maximum jail term for animal cruelty to two years, saying that increasing the maximum fine to $100,000 will not be a sufficient deterrent. Despite the appeal, the five legislators attending the Legislative Council health services panel endorsed the proposal of stiffer fines for animal cruelty, which will rise from ...

  5. Laws must be updated to save pets from abuse

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fashionable or aren't puppies or kittens any longer has to end. No one has a right to produce more than is needed. Laws have to be updated and enforced. Animal populations have to be better ... But that devotion doesn't extend to the well-being of animals, thousands of which are put to death each year because no one wants them. We're so little concerned about them that the scale ...

  6. Plea for police action to halt animal abuse

    Posted Jan 16th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Hong Kong's pet lovers have called for tougher penalties to safeguard animal rights, writes Colleen Lee Pet lovers want police to step up enforcement of laws against animal abuse. In a survey by the Democratic Party and animal rights concern group Animal Earth, 65 per cent of 1,682 respondents said they wanted more police teams assigned to investigate cases of animal cruelty ...

  7. Activists step up campaign to block dog-meat law

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Indigenous people say they have right to eat the animals Animal rights activists are campaigning against a resolution allowing legal consumption of dog meat in one ... a criminal suit against Mr Bolabola claiming his indigenous rights had been violated. Mr Bolabola said he had raised his dilemma over law enforcement during a workshop on protecting animals, where he ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have reflected on what they did and tried to change their ways. Animals have rights too and we should respect those rights. When you buy a pet you are accepting that you have a responsibility ... Should repeat animal abusers be barred from owning pets? In recent years there has been a lot of discussion about the problem of animal abuse. People caught abusing animals are arrested ...

  9. Think twice before getting a pet

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thinks it's cruel to keep one in a tiny flat. I did not agree, but now I think she's right. Animals should be treated as our friends. Keeping pets healthy and happy is a priority ... shops, but we should remember that the animals won't stay that small and cute. They grow up, and need feeding, to be taken to the vet (which can be costly), and constant love and attention. ...

  10. Video competition encourages animal protection

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A group of budding filmmakers have made short videos of their pets to help spread the message of animal protection on World Animal Day. The touching videos, some of which can be viewed on YouTube, were made for a competition launched by Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) to raise awareness of animal protection in Hong Kong last month. Winners of the competition were awarded ...




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