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  1. Animal welfare is everyone's concern

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am disappointed that our police are to attend a workshop held by an overseas veterinary forensic expert next year to upgrade their poor performance when investigating animal abuse cases ... that people who hurt animals are cruel. And as the victims of these crimes cannot provide any information, it is difficult for the police to investigate cases. But this means it is even more important ...

  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. Help for police tackling animal abuse

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Police are stepping up training to help officers deal effectively with animal abuse cases, including inviting an overseas veterinary forensic expert to hold a workshop, among other steps. Police initiated the Animal Watch Scheme last month, in tandem with the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Society ...

  4. Beware the pitfalls and dangers of buying animals from unscrupulous dealers

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Yuen Animal lovers are advised to do their homework before buying a pet. There have been numerous reports of animals dying suddenly after being purchased at a pet store. Some unscrupulous pet stores claim that the animals are healthy and vaccinated, but this may not be the case. Jonathan Lam says he 'bought a rabbit in Mong Kok, but it died three days later. It may ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. SPCA volunteer marks big day

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investigations in collaboration with the police on animal abuse cases. He sees a great improvement in animal welfare. 'Eating dogs and cats is illegal in Hong Kong. But 30 years ago, lots of people ... at local schools about animal welfare, said education was necessary to prevent mistreatment. 'The New Territories is worse because there's a lower level of education than in urban ...

  7. Laws must be updated to save pets from abuse

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... animal welfare groups, but there is no overarching authority that keeps close watch on dog and cat populations. Only dogs have to be registered and there are 175,000 of them. But as policing ... involved. It's little wonder that the oversight is wanting. Our animal welfare laws and regulations have undergone only minor changes since 1935. There are rules for selling, breeding ...

  8. No police animal squad despite kitten's shooting

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as drug offences, and should set up one to clamp down on abuse of animals and step up public education on animal welfare. His thoughts were echoed by the executive chairman of the Non-Profit ... Amy Nip and Ada Lee Calls for a special police unit to be set up to investigate cruelty to animals after an air gun attack on a kitten were rejected yesterday by the force, which said ...

  9. Feeding bans and neutering schemes are for the welfare of wild monkeys

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at providing a sustainable and practical solution to the problems caused by wild monkeys so that they can co-exist with people while at the same time ensuring the animals' welfare is also ... such as Lion Rock, Kam Shan and Shing Mun under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance (Cap 170) since 1999. Anyone contravening the feeding restriction is liable to a maximum fine of HK$10,000 upon ...

  10. Supermarket, battery or free range, get your chicken by fair means or fowl

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mischa Moselle mischa.moselle@scmp.com The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels group's decision not to sell shark's fin in its Peninsula hotel chain no doubt had many motives. Speaking to those opposed to eating it over many years, I think one reason ...




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