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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Government taking tougher line on cruelty to animals

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.09pm: The government on Friday proposed tougher penalties on forms of cruelty to animals such as beating, kicking and torturing them. A spokesman said the proposals, included in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Bill 2006, were designed to increase deterrence. According to the proposals, the maximum fine for animal cruelty offences would ...

  4. Monkeys come to aid of injured companion

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

    ... Benjamin Wong 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 courage was played out on Tai Po Road at about 8.15 am, police said, when the motorcyclist, a 45-year-old woman, was heading towards Kowloon. The accident happened near Villa ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Seal of disapproval

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... footage and photos of hunters beating the cute little animals to death are gruesome in the extreme. And the bloody mess left behind after the seals have been skinned contrasts nicely ... is used for both human and animal consumption. As the season began this year, the hunters were delighted to discover a great deal of broken ice and open water. Normally, the ocean off ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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