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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... Dr Rebecca Lam Hospitals awarded 'baby friendly' accreditation when they promote and support natural feeding Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision The World ... to breastfeed, the nurses and doctors will fully support her decision and help in every way possible to ensure that she succeeds. The newborn is placed over the chest of his/her mother right after ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-cruelty law needs an update

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... good law that has stood the test of three generations. Sadly, neither is the case with animal welfare laws and regulations. We have more pets than ever, but laws meant to protect them from inhumane treatment are outdated, enforcement is poor and penalties for infringement unlikely to deter offenders. Tens of thousands of abandoned animals are put to death each year, pet shops get ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Animal-rights volunteers in Sai Kung slam lame way of catching strays

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... set by the government to catch strays should be banned because they inflict too much pain, campaigners of animal rights say. One dog had to chew off part of its paw to escape a trap in Sai ... Bradley said the dog had another owner before, but it was thrown out of a car and became a stray. "Now I will be prosecuted again [for animal cruelty]," Bradley said. The law requires ...

  4. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warns of Islamic State ‘house of blood’

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva The jihadist militants who have seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating "a house of blood", the UN's new human rights chief says. In his maiden address to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein lashed out at the Islamic State (IS) militant group, which has carved out a stronghold ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... The incident has rightly caused outrage. Animal lovers and rights campaigners laid flowers and put up banners at Fanling station where the stray was struck by a train on Wednesday. An online campaign against the rail operator collected thousands of signatures in just a few hours. MTR staff at Sheung Shui station where the animal first appeared tried all of six minutes to rescue it. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Yuen Long shelter owner gets light sentence after dogs starve to death

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Light sentence over dog-shelter deaths A dog shelter owner has been sentenced to 160 hours of community service after entrusting 74 animals to a person who ... earlier to keeping dogs without licences and to three counts of cruelty to animals. Deputy magistrate Hui Chun-sing handed down a lenient sentence yesterday after he learned that most of the dogs ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Politicians accused of extremism after photos with Japanese far-right leader

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Politicians move to distance themselves from controversy after posing with far-right leader Neo-Nazi photos add fuel to fire Two newly promoted Japanese ... that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is increasingly surrounding himself with people on the right of Japanese politics. Yamada's blog postings indicate admiration for Adolf Hitler and praise ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Transport Department could do more to curb speeding in Lantau

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... and water buffaloes, treasured by tourists and residents. They have provided reflective collars, making the animals more visible to motorists, but they need extended support from the authorities. Lantau's bovines are injured and killed on the roads by drivers who flagrantly flout speed limits with seeming impunity. This concerns us all, not just those interested in animal welfare, because ...

  9. State investment boosts Kunming centre

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... researchers had the experience to handle and conduct tests on such scarce animals. Dr Yan sent his monkeys to Beijing for tests during the Sars outbreak and 'since then the government has been ... to the comfort of monkeys,' Dr Yan said. The centre is now seeking certification from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International so that it can conduct ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    ATV wins rights to show live local soccer

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:00pm

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com ATV beat rivals TVB to win the broadcasting rights for the inaugural BOCG Life Hong Kong Premier League. This season, 20 matches will be covered live in a deal believed to involve a HK$3 million fee paid by the nine clubs and the Hong Kong Football Association. Each club is guaranteed at least one live match. ATV will also produce a special show ...




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