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  1. The killing fields

    Posted Aug 07th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... it is a cut-price paradise. For animal welfare groups alarmed at China's rapidly expanding fur trade, it is a nightmare. Once a rural backwater, in the past four years Chongfu has become ... that concerns animal welfare groups, such as Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and Animals Asia, they are also alarmed at the lack of regulations and the cruelty the trade involves. ...

  2. Expand your vocabulary

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... petrochemicals sector, have squeezed profit margins among midstream producers for the past few years. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said the local poultry industry could ...

  3. First person

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... about 100. Hong Kong has something like 20 vegetarian restaurants so it isn't a difficult issue to get across to people. Sars raised awareness of animal welfare issues, too, and made people ... no animal welfare law. You can do anything you want to any animal you like. I was just in Beijing last week and in Guangzhou, and it is a massive task. It is daunting, but there is no time like ...

  4. Virus far from minds of locals

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pedestrian mall, eyeing the skewers of scorpions, crickets and other exotic snacks along with the barbecued chicken, beef, lamb and various animal organs. But the threat of bird flu appears to be far ... as guests' evacuation and ensuring staff welfare. St. Regis Beijing has a 25-page 'Avian Flu Pandemic Preparedness' plan covering purchasing, kitchens, hygiene, infection control, ...

  5. Activists urge China to veto rise in whale hunt quota

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai International animal welfare groups yesterday urged Beijing to veto a Japanese proposal to raise whale hunting quotas to record levels when the International Whaling Commission meets next week in St Kitts and Nevis. Campaigning in Beijing, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said China should get tough on Japan's attempt to 'hunt an unprecedented ...

  6. The bear necessities of wildlife protection

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... welfare in Asian countries. The humanity of a society can often be seen from the way it treats animals. If China wants to be known as an emerging great power, it must do a better, more civilised, ... this winter. Conservationists have warned this week that the animals in Sichuan are facing a food shortage. This year, an unusually high number of bamboo plants in the province are flowering. ...

  7. Digital artist pursues animated quest for universal message

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... universal human feelings and at the same time helps lift the country's animation industry. What is the idea behind this 3-D movie? I am thrilled to potentially be the director of China's first 3-D animated movie co-produced by Yian Studios, a Shanghai-based media company, and the China Film Group. We all have Chinese roots and feel it is an exciting time to be in China for many ...

  8. Cruelty to animals blights many countries, not just China

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The drafting of an animal protection law that is unlikely to be enacted by the central government ('False hope as report barks up wrong tree', June 16) has disappointed animal-lovers the world over. Media coverage of cruelty to animals on the mainland shocks both foreigners and Chinese nationals. In one county in the country's southwest, officials indiscriminately ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irrepressible lawmaker refuses to be silenced Observers of the legal and political drama over Citizens' Radio could be forgiven for wondering how the likes of 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung can argue that freedom of expression is being restric ...

  10. A rare victory for environmentalists

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of environmental and community welfare- seem to have made little, if any, progress when it comes to business dealings abroad. Such insensitivity to local needs and environmental concerns, as well as a lack ... the project since 2007. The project was also expected to flood dozens of villages, displacing at least 10,000 people and irreversibly damaging plant and animal life. The suspension of the dam project ...




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