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  1. 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 ...

  2. Animal welfare groups demand end to 'cruel' anti-rabies dog cull

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Disputing Guangdong figures, they say only 74 are infected in a 70m population Several animal protection organisations have made a collective call to the Health Ministry and the Guangdong government to stop at once the killing of dogs to control the spread of rabies. The president of the Animal Rescue Association, Wu Tianyu, speaking at the China Small Animal Protection Association, ...

  3. Park offers close encounters with nature

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... kinds of animals. The summer school begins this month. Children and teenagers will be able to get close to nature and learn about animals and plants. Four programmes- level one to level four- have been tailor-made for children aged four to 15. They are Meet Our Animal Friends for four- to five-year-olds, Animal Fun Learner (age six and seven), Animal Exploration (age eight to 11), ...

  4. Wild animals can feed themselves

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... In Hong Kong, there are many wild animals such as cats, dogs and monkeys. Some live in the mountains while other live by the side of the road. Some people might think it is sad that there is no one to take care of them. Therefore, they regularly feed the animals. Is this good for the wild animals? Of course not. They will lose their ability to search for food if they rely on people ...

  5. Bear necessity is a good reason to rock

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... up with two well-known Hong Kong bands, Mind Your Head and 9th State. The pub will donate 70 per cent of profits from the evening to Animals Asia Foundation's project to rescue 500 bears from bile farms. 9th State guitarist Brendan Delfino said the band was happy to give its time. 'Cruelty to animals is just not on, and if we can help raise awareness, raise some funds ...

  6. Activists stage human zoo to show fur trade cruelty

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Butler said there was not a single piece of animal welfare legislation on the mainland, and Peta had written to President Hu Jintao offering to help implement humane slaughtering practices across ... Donald Asprey Activists crammed themselves into wire cages in Causeway Bay yesterday to illustrate the plight of animals in the fur trade. The action by three members of People ...

  7. Caught up in bear blues

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is not animal cruelty. Gui Zhen Tang Pharmaceutical, a Fujian company, uses the bile in traditional Chinese medicine. Bile from the gall bladder is used in more than 30 products to treat many ailments ... farm, from 470 animals to 1,200. But animal rights activists have opposed the plan. They say the company engages in a cruel and inhumane practice. Bile is extracted through holes cut ...

  8. Group desexes 197 strays but keeps its work legal

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... For volunteers, there are risks involved in claiming ownership of stray dogs or releasing desexed strays without authorisation. Animal activist John Wedderburn was charged after he claimed ownership ...

  9. Bear-bile showdown, it's kill or cure

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Animal rights activists are pitted against supporters of traditional Chinese medicine over plans by Gui Zhen Tang Pharmaceutical, one of the mainland's ... into the abdominal walls and gall bladders of Asiatic black bears, also known as moon bears because of the light crescent of fur on their chests. Animal rights activists say the company's plans ...

  10. Number of animal hoarders doubles

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Strays are suffering terrible cruelty in cramped homes, welfare groups warn The number of people who keep dozens of stray animals at their homes has doubled as more pets are dumped by their owners. But while they may only want to give care and shelter, animal welfare groups say the cramped conditions in these 'private shelters' often inflict terrible ...




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