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  1. Battle on to increase animal adoptions

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.Tam@scmp.com Most animal-lovers prefer buying from a pet shop to adopting from a charity, a survey has found, leaving many pets without a home. The survey of 537 people by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found looking online or going to a pet shop to choose an animal was the first choice for 73 per cent of respondents. The charity's two main ...

  2. Academics push for law to protect animal rights

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei In a country where the protection of human rights remains a sensitive topic, one man hopes to make a breakthrough in the protection of animal rights- and believes he took a step ... into action. 'I know the road is long, but this is an issue society is highly concerned about,' said Chang, who has been involved in drafting legal documents related to animal rights for 11 ...

  3. Call to make dumping animals an offence

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Lawmakers are urging the government to make abandoning animals an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance. A proposal to that effect was put forward ... abusive behaviour, like beating or ill treatment, and thus deserved to be included in the ordinance. 'Abandonment of animals' is regarded as an offence in the Rabies Ordinance, which ...

  4. Animal-lovers decry 'police apathy'

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... be staged with other animal rights groups in January if police had not improved their response. ... Polly Hui About 500 animal-lovers and their pets marched from Chater Garden to the Central Government Offices yesterday to condemn the police for failing to investigate abuse against stray ...

  5. Most want tougher action over animal abuse: survey

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung The government should crack down on people who abandon their pets, most of which are put down, according to a survey by an animal rights organisation. The online survey, conducted by Animal Earth, found 97.4 per cent of respondents said people who dumped their pets should be punished, and 94 per cent said the penalty for cruelty was too lenient. The Rabies Ordinance ...

  6. Minority of HK pet owners ready to give animals away

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Almost 8 per cent of pet owners have considered abandoning their animals because they no longer like them, according to official figures. The latest figures released ... tortoises. However, 7.6 per cent of pet owners confessed they wanted to give up their animals. Of these 21,800 households, 21.2 per cent 'did not like their pet any more', 18 per cent said ...

  7. Influx after breeding farm raid leaves animal charity stretched

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Parry The sheer scale of the operation to rescue the dogs from a Lau Fau Shan breeding farm brought huge challenges and costs for those involved in looking after the animals. With more than 140 dogs to care for, many of which had been neglected, staff at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals had to volunteer time and take dogs home with them. Sandy ...

  8. Activists' secret film exposes the agony in US lab

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Misuse, ill-treatment and humiliation of primates at a top US research laboratory has been caught on tape by animal-rights activists. Covance, one of the world's largest drug-development service companies and the top primate importer, was infiltrated by the international animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), which sent an undercover ...

  9. Urban jungle

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals This week: gay sheep, animal rights and the media A controversy has raged over media reports about a couple of scientists in the United States experimenting on gay sheep and studying what makes them hormonally gay. Media, animal rights groups and gay activists have been in a frenzy over what the research ...

  10. SPCA's humane approach pays off

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... The organisation focuses more on population control than killing unwanted animals, writes Jonathan Powell Far from being the grim reaper some mistake it for, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Hong Kong (SPCA) is determined to save the lives of our four-legged friends. Since August 2002, the SPCA has been moving Hong Kong towards becoming a city where no healthy, ...




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