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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996718/caught-bear-blues
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991882/group-desexes-197-strays-keeps-its-work-legal
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993616/bear-bile-showdown-its-kill-or-cure
  4. Official vows ban on animal exports if Sars link found

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy in Macau Vice-health minister says the mainland will act if the virus' source is determined China will ban the export of specific wild animals and restrict their sale ... to be the source of the Sars virus, had been banned in Hong Kong for years, eating them and other wild animals remained popular among Hong Kong people, some of whom travelled across the border frequently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432471/official-vows-ban-animal-exports-if-sars-link-found
  5. Hong Kong faces main rabies risk from illegally imported pets

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rabies free- protecting the public and animals. Dr Fiona Woodhouse, deputy director, welfare, SPCA ... Tomorrow is World Rabies Day, an international campaign to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies. Each year more than 55,000 people die from rabies worldwide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654176/hong-kong-faces-main-rabies-risk-illegally-imported-pets
  6. Winter chills and cold floors can aggravate the agony of arthritic cats and dogs

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... others every few weeks. 'It's most important to improve the welfare of the animal and make sure it's not in pain.' Another tip to help your stiff-jointed dog or cat ... Jade Lee-Duffy Like humans, animals with arthritis will suffer pain during winter months. 'A lot of cats and dogs have arthritis, which is a degenerative disease in the joints ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732451/winter-chills-and-cold-floors-can-aggravate-agony-arthritic-cats-and-dogs
  7. Free flu jabs for those over 50 on welfare

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vaccine shots will be provided to eligible groups in public hospitals and clinics as well as in homes for the elderly and disabled. Tsang said over-50s not on welfare should get the vaccine from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983238/free-flu-jabs-those-over-50-welfare
  8. Abandoned cats swamp Lingnan volunteers

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is fierce. Many fall ill or die from inflammation of wounds resulting from fights.' The few volunteers, who had no support from any established animal welfare organisation, barely had sufficient ... 10 that were obviously domesticated were abandoned during the Lunar New Year, including three long-haired cats. Spring was a peak period for dumping pets, as the animals enter the mating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997711/abandoned-cats-swamp-lingnan-volunteers
  9. Bears' deaths raise bile concerns

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Eight of 28 bears rescued last month from a bile farm in Sichuan had cancer and were dead within a week of being moved, a sign the animals had been tortured and that their bile could be dangerous to consumers, an animal welfare group says. The farm handed the bears over to the Animals Asia Foundation on March 31 and shut the bile operation in return for money. Six had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632910/bears-deaths-raise-bile-concerns
  10. Steps to ensure animals get the most out of life

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... distemper virus, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza, while cats usually receive shots for herpes, calicivirus and feline chlamydia. 'We see a lot of animals because we are an emergency clinic, and some come in with the parvovirus. These are animals that are 100 per cent indoor pets, but that doesn't mean vaccinations aren't necessary,' Wong says. Without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986696/steps-ensure-animals-get-most-out-life

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