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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Animal welfare tough for MTR

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... advice from animal welfare organisations in devising measures that strike a humane balance between protecting animals and maintaining services. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580461/when-it-comes-animal-welfare-its-tough-balancing-act-mtr
  2. We cannot learn about behaviour of animals by keeping them locked in zoos

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... parks. Zoological parks claim their raison d'?tre is to educate, research and conserve, yet when it comes to sentient beings (which is a more accurate term than intelligent animals ... than 100 years ago, 'The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but Can they suffer?' We now know that the ability of sentient animals to suffer is far greater than we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979964/we-cannot-learn-about-behaviour-animals-keeping-them-locked-zoos
  3. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- August 21, 2016

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 07:52am

    ... of businesses that cater to young Chinese men often involving some element of sex, be it overt or subtle. Chinese animators hope cartoon princess can help ease ethnic tensions in Xinjiang |Source: Washington Post With the encouragement of the authorities, a Chinese animation company is turning to a Disney-like character for help in bringing Uygurs and Han Chinese together. China clarifies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1580730/posts-daily-china-news-round-august-21-2016
  4. News - China

    Jinan circus cancelled after animal rights activists call for boycott

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 04:27pm by AP

    ... rights activists estimate hundreds of shows still take place each year. They say animals are kept in poor conditions and trained under fear and stress to perform tricks. The fact that people were ... said there was a growing effort to protect animal rights among Chinese younger than 40. Through social networking, “they learn from each other and communicate knowledge with each other in terms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1327928/jinan-circus-cancelled-after-animal-rights-activists-call-boycott
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Stupid and nonsensical: Japanese right rages at ‘comfort women’ honour

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:21pm by Julian Ryall

    ... statement. She said it was drawn up based on articles printed in the Asahi Shimbun that the editorial board of the newspaper has recently admitted were false. The right wing has jumped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581562/stupid-and-nonsensical-japanese-right-rages-comfort-women-honour
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Dog's death was unfortunate, says MTR acting CEO Lincoln Leong

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Wednesday. Nearly 100,000 people have signed an online petition to express their anger over the railway's failure to save the animal. "No one wanted to see this happening," Leong said. "Together with my colleagues at the MTR, we are really unhappy about it." He said the corporation was in contact with animal rights groups to see how the incident could have been better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580644/dogs-death-was-unfortunate-says-mtr-acting-ceo-lincoln-leong
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Animals in Gaza zoo no safer than humans from Israeli bombardment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Some animals are dead, others in wrecked cages after Israeli attack Zoo devastated by Gaza conflict The lions sat dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lay contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo. The animals were caught in the crossfire in more than a month of fighting between Israel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575099/animals-gaza-zoo-no-safer-humans-israeli-bombardment
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Placenta on ice as row over its fate simmers An American woman locked in a battle with a public hospital over the right to keep her placenta has given ... was a violation of her human rights: “It’s my body and I should be able to do with it what I want.”   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581100/new-mother-says-hong-kong-hospital-still-refuses-hand-over-her
  9. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    Chinese developer Country Garden launches HK$3.18b rights issue

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:08am by Langi Chiang and Ray Chan

    ... Holdings fell sharply yesterday after it became the first Hong Kong-listed mainland developer this year to launch a HK$3.18 billion rights issue amid an industry downturn. Investors are worried ... on Wednesday it would issue one new share for every 15 existing shares at HK$2.50 each, a 31 per cent discount to the stock's close of HK$3.62. "The rights issue will be negative due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581381/chinese-developer-country-garden-launches-hk318b-rights-issue
  10. Poll backs centralised slaughter of chickens

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu 66pc would give up live poultry from local retailers to stop bird flu, it finds Two-thirds of people would be prepared to abandon live chicken retail outlets for a central slaughterhouse selling fresh chickens in order to prevent a bird flu outb ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458132/poll-backs-centralised-slaughter-chickens

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