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  1. Hong Kong should take a stand against inhumane slaughter of seals in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... ineffectively, stripped of their skin and their carcasses left to rot on the ice floes. When people make the comparison with farm animals, it is prudent to remind them that if we were to bludgeon 300,000 ... it impossible for sealers to apply humane killing techniques in an effective or consistent way. The end product of a seal-fur trimmed coat is a luxury item and it is not a basic human right ...

  2. Bear crusaders forging ahead

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophie Taylor and Kristine Kwok Animals Asia has freed 140 of the 500 animals it vowed to save from mainland bile farms by next year, and says attitudes to abuse are changing Four years after a groundbreaking agreement with the central government to rescue 500 bears from bile farms by 2005, the charity Animals Asia Foundation last week made a 3,200km journey to rescue two ...

  3. Monkeys come to aid of injured companion

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A group of monkeys pulled their injured companion off a country road yesterday in an apparent act of compassion witnessed by a motorcyclist who knocked the animal down. The act of animal ... motorcyclist told us that she saw the injured monkey being taken off the road by other monkeys,' a police spokeswoman said. The animal was pulled into undergrowth by the road. A dead monkey ...

  4. Animals under threat

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... heated protests from animal lovers around the world. In a bid to stem the spread of rabies, the Chinese government bludgeoned tens of thousands of unregistered dogs to death in front of their tearful owners. The incident has become a potent symbol of animal cruelty, and animal rights activists have called for more protection for vulnerable animals. Animals are also under threat from ...

  5. China's animal rights record

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China has no national-level animal welfare protection laws. In 2004, it scrapped draft animal rights legislation, arguing the public wasn't ready. The country has long been criticised for its appalling animal rights record. Visitors to safari parks such as the Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, Heilongjiang, can pay to watch tigers attack live goats and cattle dumped ...

  6. Animal rights movement on the rise

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Congress may have focused on improving people's welfare, but for some delegates the welfare of animals is just as important. 'Protecting the rights of animals needs to be done at the same time as protecting the rights of people,' said Sima Xiaomeng, a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference who has proposed ways to save homeless animals ...

  7. Prosecutions up for cruelty to animals

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... with 600-odd calls in 2006. But Ms Ngan said her group believed the increase in hotline reports was due to an increased awareness of animal rights rather than worsening treatment of pets. She said ... Polly Hui The number of people prosecuted for cruelty to animals increased from 30 in 2006 to 42 last year, government figures reveal. All but two of the 42 prosecutions led ...

  8. How bears are treated is a disgrace

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into their sides. This goes on for years. Some people defend such practices by saying that bears do not feel pain like humans do. They are only interested in profits and do not care about animal rights. Bears are protected animals. The authorities should arrest the people who capture bears from the forest, put the bears in cages and mistreat them. From the Editor We have plenty of effective ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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