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  1. Two-week jail term for man who let dog starve to death

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong and Donald Asprey A construction worker who left his Pomeranian dog to starve to death was given a two-week jail term yesterday- the heaviest sentence so far for animal abuse. But the ruling failed to please animal rights groups, who condemned it as 'far too lenient' and urged the government to mount a public awareness campaign. They said proposed tougher penalties ...

  2. Plea for police action to halt animal abuse

    Posted Jan 16th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Hong Kong's pet lovers have called for tougher penalties to safeguard animal rights, writes Colleen Lee Pet lovers want police to step up enforcement of laws against animal abuse. In a survey by the Democratic Party and animal rights concern group Animal Earth, 65 per cent of 1,682 respondents said they wanted more police teams assigned to investigate cases of animal cruelty ...

  3. SPCA reaches settlement with ex-chief

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Charity could take six-figure hit after agreeing to pay Pauline Taylor's snowballing legal costs The SPCA has reached an out-of-court settlement with its executive director to end a bitter dispute believed to have cost the charity hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has 25,000 members, ...

  4. 10 youngsters held over killing of cat

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... They arrested nine youths, aged between 14 and 25, and a 13-year-old girl. All the suspects live in the area. Two men, 19 and 24, were charged with one count of cruelty to animals. The pair will appear ... to animals, a police spokeswoman said. The offence carries a maximum penalty of three years' imprisonment and a HK$200,000 fine. The cat carcass was sent to the Society for the Prevention ...

  5. Three months' jail for killing pet dog

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... convicted of cruelty to an animal in Kwun Tong Court. The court heard that Ngan Siu-yum kicked and punched a shih-tzu to death in his home in Ferry Street, Mongkok. On the day of the incident, ... pleaded guilty, as cruel and sentence him to three months' jail. Animal Earth, an animal welfare concern group formerly known as the 108 Action Group, criticised the sentence as too lenient. ...

  6. Tycoon's father to testify in payout suit

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A billionaire who conspired with his real estate tycoon son to stop the son's ex-wife getting her hands on the HK$5.5 billion she is seeking in a divorce payout will testify in the case today. The father, a fourth-gen ...

  7. animal welfare

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2 Why is it important that animal rights are protected? 3 How do the city's animal laws compare to its child protection laws? 4 How could Hong Kong people change their attitude towards pets to help protect animals in pet shops? Vocabulary 1 I feel I can breathe more easily since the indoor smoking ban... 2 My parent threatened to... my right to stay out until midnight if I don't ...

  8. Tycoon admits deal over fortune

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to share them with her and their daughter. He said he did so because of independent advice that his father had a 'legitimate right'. 'My father is the only one looking after me. ... in Japan. Under an agreement between the two, the father could exercise a right to acquire shares of the company as well as its profits at a nominal price. The father exercised the right in 2009. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Right of abode? What about the right to wear wigs, ask lawyers

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy

    ... Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy Law Society keen to preserve time-honoured tradition Big wigs keen to preserve time-honoured tradition Litigation over the right of abode may ... as April- alongside their barrister counterparts. Other than judges, only barristers have the right to wear the 17th-century horsehair attire. Stephen Hung Wan-shun, chairman of the Law ...

  10. Mister Rights

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Michael Vidler

    ... dressed in a horse suit to a burglar who stole toy animals to comfort his three-year-old daughter. But Ms Cabaneros' case has stayed with him over the years. Mr Vidler said the case, in which ... money of corporate law for the chance to represent the underdog. With strong political views and a belief in people's right to justice, he has become a key player on Hong Kong's legal ...




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