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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong zoo animals 'need laws to protect their psychological welfare'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Animal welfare laws 'lag behind' Hong Kong needs to "drag its animal protection laws out of the last century", according ... and Taiwan when it comes to legislation that forces zoo managers to ensure the psychological needs of its animals are met. "The only welfare protection zoo animals have in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583962/animal-welfare-laws-lag-behind
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Animal welfare tough for MTR

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... advice from animal welfare organisations in devising measures that strike a humane balance between protecting animals and maintaining services. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580461/when-it-comes-animal-welfare-its-tough-balancing-act-mtr
  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong fad of dyeing dogs' fur could prove fatal: animal welfare experts

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:55am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Animal welfare experts warn latest indignity for man's best friend could have fatal consequences Canine 'fashion' is not worth dyeing for, say activists ... by its altered appearance. Animal welfare activist Angie Scott said she had seen dogs dyed "all the colours of the rainbow" in the city and called for a ban on the practice, similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1514510/hong-kong-fad-dyeing-dogs-fur-could-prove-fatal-animal-welfare
  4. News - China

    Officials set 1,000 cats loose in Jiangsu forest: reports

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Animal welfare activists search forest as Jiangsu officials set 1,000 felines loose after police intercept truck destined for Guangzhou meat markets Animal activists are combing a forest in eastern China for more than 1,000 kittens rescued from a meat supplier only to be let loose in the wild by local authorities, an organiser said on Monday. Animal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1348179/officials-set-1000-cats-loose-jiangsu-forest-reports
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bear bile firm's IPO pullout a boost for animal welfare

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial A boost for animal welfare A nugget of good news for animal welfare groups has emerged from the gloom in Chinese equity markets in recent months. The 269 companies that have ... and are exposed to a range of values through travel and the internet. This has, hopefully, stimulated consciousness of animal welfare which will result in elimination, not expansion, of barbaric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1255138/bear-bile-firms-ipo-pullout-boost-animal-welfare
  6. Chinese officials agree to monitor dog meat festival after activists protest

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... animal lovers, who have won a minor concession from local officials, an activist said on Wednesday. The annual festival, scheduled to take place on Friday in Guangxi province, sees dogs packed into cages before being killed, skinned and cooked-- but has met with increasing opposition from activists, highlighting China’s growing animal rights movement. Members of the activist group the Boai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1264310/chinese-officials-agree-monitor-dog-meat-festival-after-activists-protest
  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dog shelter owner tries to forget past horrors and focus on saving animals

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Now, she is trying to move on with her animal welfare work. Li said the shelter costs up to HK$80,000 a month to run. She has sold her flat to keep it going and moved in with a friend. ... to forget past horrors When Kathy Li Pui-seung gets down on her knees at the Ng Ka village dog shelter, the animals crowd around her, enthusiastically wagging their tails. It's a stark contrast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1611608/dog-shelter-owner-tries-forget-past-horrors-and-focus-saving-animals
  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Groups unite to fight abuse of animals by setting up a network of protection

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Fourteen groups join forces to create network of protection across the city Animal groups unite to fight abuse Fourteen groups have joined together to create a network of "animal protection commissioners" to report on animal abuse. About 20 volunteers from the Alliance for Hong Kong Animal Police- formed by Animal Earth, the Animal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1261737/groups-unite-fight-abuse-animals-setting-network-protection
  9. 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
  10. 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

    ... 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. ... will influence consumers there,” said Hung. “People in China are starting to become concerned about animal welfare and we’re hoping to capitalise on that.” Hung is realistic about the uphill battle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594566/hong-kong-animal-rights-campaigners-call-end-japans-taiji-dolphin

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