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  1. News - China

    Dog meat restaurants hit back at rights’ groups as foreign reporters snapped eating dog

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:18pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zhou@scmp.com Dog meat restaurants seize on photos of Western reporters eating dog in battle with animal rights activists Restaurants in Yulin, Guangxi, at the centre of the dog meat controversy have hit back at animal rights activists by circulating photos of foreign reporters eating dog. A man and a woman from New York-based current affairs website Vice were ...


    Japan slaughters first dolphins in widely-condemned annual cull

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by AFP, James Griffiths

    ... an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.  Activists from the environmentalist group Sea Shepherd calling themselves 'Cove Guardians' have been monitoring a by in Taiji, ... Kennedy has not commented on this year's cull.  Hong Kong animal rights groups have been publicly campaigning against the cull for a number of years. In August, Samuel Hung from the Hong Kong ...

  3. Business - China Business - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Cosmetics firms 'abandon cruelty-free policies' to stake claim in China market

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... are alleged to have quietly abandoned their cruelty-free policies to get a slice of the massive mainland market. Animal welfare groups have now removed big names such as Estee Lauder, Mary Kay ... are still required to be tested on animals before they can be registered by the authorities. A Hong Kong spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said: "We used to accredit ...

  4. News - China - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Dog and cat meat eaters hit back at animal rights group adverts

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:39am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Ads against dog, cat meat rile some A leading animal rights group has been forced to revise a provocative advertising campaign in northeast China ... Meat Festival" to coincide with the summer solstice. To the chagrin of animal rights activists, revellers traditionally tuck in to the meat as the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Animals at home on the range in Danish zoo project

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:03pm by James King

    ... designed lots of condos and other housing for humans, but to have new species to design for is interesting, because different animals behave differently. "Some can be contained with simple ... will become known as Zootopia when it opens in 2019, on the zoo's 50th anniversary. Free of pens, cages and concrete enclosures, the animals will roam across 120 hectares of crafted wilderness ...

  6. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Investors may fall victim to animal spirits in markets

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 10:03am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Investors run the risk of losing their perspective of where they are in an investment cycle, especially when caught in an environment of familiarity Taming the beasts of bias When you are in the forest, it is difficult to see the trees. The ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong company probed after 'claiming animal feed oil was edible'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:18pm by Emily Tsang, Timmy Sung and Lawrence Chung

    ... Emily Tsang, Timmy Sung and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Firm probed for 'claiming animal feed oil was edible' The Centre for Food Safety is seeking legal advice on whether to take criminal action against a Hong Kong trading company suspected of selling oil intended for animal feed to Taiwan as fit for human consumption. Documents from a Yuen Long manufacturer show ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 14, 2014

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... can stop the Chek Lap Kok development at three runways, we should be asking ourselves why we can't stop at two. Peter Lok, Chai Wan   Shore up weak animal rights legislation The recent death of a dog on the MTR's East Rail Line has raised awareness of animal rights. Although there are laws to protect animals from being maltreated, inadequacies can be found. I understand ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    It’s a pee coup: scientists find most animals take 21 seconds to urinate

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... he got the idea for the experiment while changing diapers a couple years back. "I was thinking, 'How could anything be worse right now?'" Hu said. "I thought, 'Well, maybe if I was changing an elephant's diaper it would really bad.'" The researchers headed over to Zoo Atlanta to watch the animals do their business. They watched videos ...




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