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  1. Caught up in bear blues

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... farm, from 470 animals to 1,200. But animal rights activists have opposed the plan. They say the company engages in a cruel and inhumane practice. Bile is extracted through holes cut ... and animal rights activists were barred. Issues After the tour of the bear farm, one journalist asked a Gui Zhen Tang worker: 'How can you be sure the extraction is painless for a bear?' ...

  2. Animal warrior is fighting fit despite being grounded by case of swine flu on aircraft

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson has been grounded by the swine flu. No, she doesn't have it and hopefully she won't get it- even though it is now about as common as the common cold. However, the animal warrior was on a flight from Hong Kong to her Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu, Sichuan, on Tuesday ...

  3. Bear-bile showdown, it's kill or cure

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Animal rights activists are pitted against supporters of traditional Chinese medicine over plans by Gui Zhen Tang Pharmaceutical, one of the mainland's ... into the abdominal walls and gall bladders of Asiatic black bears, also known as moon bears because of the light crescent of fur on their chests. Animal rights activists say the company's plans ...

  4. Change of approach on flu the right prescription

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if necessary, change. Viruses that move between birds, other animals and humans are constantly evolving and have the potential to mutate into ever-more deadly strains. Such diseases are not static ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... test ingredients and products only on animals. But Chinese officials plan to introduce the country's very first non-animal test method for cosmetic ingredients by late summer, according to animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). The test, used widely in the United States and Europe, analyses chemicals for their potential toxicity when ...

  6. Steps to ensure animals get the most out of life

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... distemper virus, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza, while cats usually receive shots for herpes, calicivirus and feline chlamydia. 'We see a lot of animals because we are an emergency clinic, and some come in with the parvovirus. These are animals that are 100 per cent indoor pets, but that doesn't mean vaccinations aren't necessary,' Wong says. Without ...

  7. Dog bite trial told of pet rescuer's 5,000 animals

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com An animal lover accused of not keeping her dogs under proper control has given a home to about 5,000 of them over the years, a court was told yesterday. ... on MacDonald's incident. Leung earlier said Andersen had brought six dogs to the department's animal management centre after the alleged incident. She told him she had been walking with more than 20 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Ernie Yap New Delhi strain found at Princess Margaret Hospital in August so far defies treatment by most effective drugs available to medicine Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 bacteria poses threat to HK In August, Princess Margaret Hospital reported the second ...

  9. Forced abortion casts shadow over human rights plan

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Authorities might have to ask themselves if they are serious about the latest national plan to protect human rights after reports emerged about a Shaanxi woman who was forced ... was treated. The revelation came one day after the State Council's Information Office made public the council's human rights action plan for 2012-15 via official media outlets including ...

  10. Cells and computers yet to offer alternative to animal testing

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are two main alternatives to animal testing: cell-culture techniques and computer simulation. But scientists say that while helpful, they cannot yet fully replace animal testing because it is unlikely they will be able to provide enough information about our complex bodies. Cell-culture techniques have been the most successful alternative to animal testing. Researchers ...




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