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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. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Government says Lantau's feral cattle can stay

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... to have been a success, with government officials saying they have no intention of killing or relocating the animals. Officials of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department - often ... Representatives from various non-government organisations, the Mui Wo Rural Committee and Islands District Council were invited to attend. Many residents of Mui Wo, where the animals make their home, ...

  3. Chicken welfare

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as avian flu in the past few years and this time even on animal welfare. He has no knowledge and his attitude is totally unacceptable. Culling birds by just covering them with earth is extremely inhumane and not acceptable in most countries. I hope Dr Lo will not give advice if he knows nothing about animal welfare. Actually, he should apologise for his cruel attitude towards living ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recent seizure of ivory in Hong Kong underlines need to save the elephants

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was mostly banned. The mainland's rising wealth has meant a thriving illegal industry and new crisis. A 2007 study by the International Fund for Animal Welfare shows how serious the problem is. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Safety fears over use of draft horses to pull wedding carriages at Hong Kong's Discovery Bay

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Discovery Bay hotel, which opens on December 12. Local vets and animal welfare groups are concerned about the suitability of the living environment and public safety. Jill Robinson, founder ... Anna Healy Fenton Four of the giant animals are in Discovery Bay, apparently being groomed to pull wedding carriages, but vets have sounded a warning Fear ofaccidentswith drafthorses ...

  6. A love for animals and a fighting spirit wanted

    Posted May 12th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... for this top role leading an animal-welfare organisation. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Hong Kong (SPCA) celebrated its 85th anniversary last year, and was the first charity in Hong Kong to address the many aspects of animal welfare. The 140 staff in seven SPCA centres are devoted to promoting and enhancing animal welfare. If you have business experience in a large ...

  7. Beasts a bit of a burden for animal managers

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the department's Animal Welfare Advisory Group and various community organisations such as Green Lantau, the Lantau Buffalo Association and the Living Island Movement. But the problem has spread beyond ... the animals to places where they will not cause a nuisance to humans. And it wants to teach people how to deal with stray bovines if they encounter them. Principal veterinary officer Howard Wong says ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... be affected by the euro-zone debt crisis, with JP Morgan Chase forecasting late last year that unemployment may rise to 3.8 per cent by the end of this year. Animal rights group denounces bear bile IPO Animals Asia Foundation (which released this picture of a bear at a farm in Vietnam) hosts a briefing in Beijing at which it is expected to call on securities authorities to reject ...

  9. More humane policy is needed to deal with stray animals

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... animal control to an independent body comprising experienced animal welfare personnel and adopt a five-year neuter, release pilot programme which would be monitored. We need neuter and release ... by the animal welfare groups. It has indicated it agrees with the proposals put forward by the Hong Kong No Kill City Forum but has put up barriers for further discussion on this matter. Narelle Pamuk, ...

  10. Cruel killing of stray dogs by government can be replaced by more humane option

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The animal welfare community will welcome the appointment of the new secretary for food and health in the hope that he will ensure much less government cruelty and killing. Dr Ko Wing-man ... of the public. The power to change the policies this department carries out lies with the Food and Health Bureau now headed by Dr Ko. For more than 20 years, the animal welfare community, led ...




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