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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong animal rights campaigners call for end to Japan's Taiji dolphin hunt

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:19am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Hong Kong animal rights campaigners have spoken of their frustration and anger at seeing the yearly dolphin cull begin in Japan this week. ... and aquariums, when people buy tickets they are actually fuelling this industry,” she added. According to animal welfare groups, China is the largest export market for dolphins captured in Taiji. ...

  2. Cat abuse outrage

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Animal rights concern groups are calling on the government to set up an animal police squad after a recent spate of abuse cases. Such a squad would act as a deterrent against abuse and increase the chances of solving cases, says Chu Po-shan, a member of the group, Happy Animals. Chu said there were many volunteers who fed stray dogs and cats every day. As soon ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Animal rights group offers reward for Grand Canyon squirrel kicker

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse In Washington Reward offered for squirrel kicker Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has posted a US$15,000 reward for information ... Peta director Martin Mersereau in announcing the reward. "Animal abusers are bullies and cowards who look to victimise the most vulnerable, defenceless individuals available to them- human ...

  4. Anger at traps for dogs in Sai Kung parks

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... presented to our animal welfare advisory group before use.' Animal rights activists condemned the department's use of the traps. David Wong Kai-yan of Animal Earth said: 'The trapped dog will unavoidably get hurt. A better way to control the increase in the number of stray dogs is to neuter them.' Carmen Chan Wai-man, executive officer of animal rights group Happy ...

  5. News - China - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Dog-eating festival loses its bite as animal rights activists step in

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:39am by He Huifeng

    ... festival loses its bite The influx of hundreds of animal rights activists and dog lovers to Yulin, Guangxi, during the past month appeared to have an impact on the city's much-criticised ... to the festival saw a series of confrontations between locals and animal right activists. On Friday night, more than 100 restaurant owners, residents and dog traders surrounded four animal right activists ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Helping out at the vet's was the start of a life's journey

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by David Phair, Jill Robinson

    ... Jill Robinson is the founder and chief executive of the Hong Kong-based Animals Asia Foundation. She was talking to David Phair. When I was a teenager in northwestern London in the 1970s, I used to go and help out at my local vet's after school and in the holidays. I must've spent weeks there and they let me be very hands-on looking after the animals. I'd even ...

  8. Bear farm media tour dismissed as a stunt

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... be transparent. But representatives of Animals Asia Foundation, a Hong Kong-based charity that has fought against bear bile farming, were not allowed to join the tour. Hong Kong and foreign media were ...

  9. Longer jail terms sought for animal cruelty

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators yesterday urged the government to consider doubling the maximum jail term for animal cruelty to two years, saying that increasing the maximum fine to $100,000 will not be a sufficient deterrent. Despite the appeal, the five legislators attending the Legislative Council health services panel endorsed the proposal of stiffer fines for animal cruelty, which will rise from ...

  10. Animals deserve justice for abuse

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For many people, especially pet lovers, cruelty to animals is as traumatising as violence committed against human beings. They feel the situation is more disturbing because such abuse cases are often not properly followed up by law enforcement agencies, which are perceived as thinking that animal lives are less valuable. But animal lovers have some good news at last. ...




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