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  1. Should animals have rights?

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Ling-oi, Yuen Hui-ling Wong Ling-oi, 13, St Stephen's Girls' College Many people insist that the public should respect animal rights. I don't think so. For a start, ... and responsibilities. Admittedly, we should strive to prevent animals being subjected to unnecessary pain or torture. Yet beyond this, animals do not deserve 'rights'. Rights are privileges ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 11 animals killed in blaze at pet shop

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Lo jennifer.lo@scmp.com A Happy Valley pet shop where 11 dogs and cats died in a blaze yesterday plans a memorial service for the animals. Four fire engines and an ambulance were ... page saying that a memorial service would be held for the animals. 'We are saddened as the dogs and cats left us in this accidental fire,' it said. The shop had offered grooming ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Is Hong Kong taking care of animal rights?

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to have come from construction sites, where the animals were fed by workers, then abandoned when the work was completed. Rights activists have also raised concerns about the treatment of animals ... the rights of animals. Melody Cheung, 16, St Paul's Secondary School The media has been running a lot of reports on animal cruelty, ranging from hitting cats with metal rods to firing ...

  9. Need for tougher animal rights laws

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not harm or hurt them. What's more, they were not born for us to make handbags, clothes and gloves from. Animals are like us- they can feel pain. There should be stricter animal rights laws. People need to be educated about protecting animals. They need to develop the right values and have a guilt-free conscience. People should also cherish what they have and stop pursuing luxury ...

  10. Legco pushes for animal rights

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Fanny W.Y. Fung They may have contrasting views when it comes to human affairs, but lawmakers have formed a united front to fight for the rights of animals. Following Chief ... motion to urge the government to carry out animal-friendly policies,' he said. He believed political parties' united concern over animal rights reflected heightened citywide awareness ...




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