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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Illegal dog traders face crackdown

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND JOANNA CHIU

    ... often flout welfare and hygiene regulations by keeping animals in extremely small cages. Others buy smuggled dogs from the mainland for resale. According to the Agricultural, Fisheries ... they will help prevent animal cruelty and exploitation, they will improve animal welfare and help address the problem of sickness and disease in puppies." But pet shop veteran Howard Cheung doubted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1053263/illegal-dog-traders-face-crackdown
  2. News - Asia

    Outcry by animal welfare group over Singapore casino’s dolphins

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 03:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... battle after an animal welfare group accused it of contributing to the depletion of the species. The mammals, from the Solomon Islands, have been purchased by Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and are currently in the Philippines for training, where they will remain until they are shipped to its marine park next year. The Singapore-based Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1064899/outcry-animal-welfare-group-over-singapore-casinos-dolphins
  3. Animal welfare message hits home

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to a range of opinions through microblogs. A vibrant, homegrown consciousness about animal welfare has taken shape. It is the best way to right what is wrong. ... more questions than it answered due to a lack of transparency. Each batch of reporters was given just a few minutes to observe the way in which the bile is taken from the bears and animal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994087/animal-welfare-message-hits-home
  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Relax park rule to let SPCA neuter stray cats there: Welfare groups

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... the situation is complicated by some local animal welfare groups that do feed stray cats in addition to neutering them. This has led to a stand-off between the non-profit Mid-Levels Streets Cat Colony ... for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants the government to end the ban on it operating in the city's parks, a measure it says hinders efforts to reduce the population of stray cats. Public parks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1052501/relax-park-rule-let-spca-neuter-stray-cats-there-welfare-groups
  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Feral cattle in Sai Kung park acquire taste for human food including beef

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... by barbecue parties, despite official notices warning people not to do so. The animals have even been seen eating raw and partially cooked beef steaks from lit barbecues. Animal welfare experts claim ... of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Sai Kung Buffalo Watch says there is ample vegetation for the cattle to feed on in the country park however they had acquired a taste for human food because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1085003/feral-cattle-sai-kung-park-acquire-taste-human-food-including-beef
  6. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL CRUELTY

    SPCA steps up animal trap patrols

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... was partly due to growing public awareness of animal welfare, which has made people more willing to report cruelty cases. "In the past, people might simply have walked past when they saw a trap. ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com SPCA steps up animal trap patrols Primitive animal traps found across the city- including in Mid-Levels- have severely injured at least eight stray and pet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1037249/spca-steps-animal-trap-patrols
  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Rise in pet owners discarding exotic animals

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Snakes, lizards, hedgehogs and dormice are among the unusual animals found abandoned by the SPCA after people who keep them lose interest Rise in exotic pets dumped by owners A rising number of exotic animals have been found abandoned on the street and even in an MTR station after owners who bought them out of impulse later lost interest, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1028390/rise-pet-owners-discarding-exotic-animals
  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Man who set barking village dog on fire gives himself up

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... kennel in a Tuen Mun village at the weekend. The computer technician, 31, told police he was so annoyed by the animal's barking that he poured paint thinner over the kennel and set ... the owner kept his dog on the forecourt. Identified only as Mok, the technician was arrested for cruelty to an animal. He was granted bail and ordered to report back to police on September 25. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1029010/man-who-set-barking-village-dog-fire-gives-himself
  9. Don't share in bear farming's barbarity

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and public figures have signed a petition by the animal rights group Ta Foundation. Hongkongers should join them. Bear farming is illegal in Vietnam, but thousands of bears are kept illegally as such farms operate with officials turning a blind eye, if they are not on the take. Animals Asia and the Ta Foundation have long campaigned against the cruel practice. It's time we all join them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993352/dont-share-bear-farmings-barbarity
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1085667/anti-cruelty-law-needs-update

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