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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Is kicking a cat to death as bad as killing a deer? Animal cruelty man appeals sentence

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JULIE CHU

    ... was convicted of cruelty to animals and was jailed for six months in a magistrate's court. The Department of Justice asked the appeal court to review the sentence, and the appeal court upheld ... out of a misguided and sadistic sense of fun at seeing an animal suffer over a prolonged time through torture". He said that if the court found a six-month sentence was enough ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... the sun, the midge can tolerate losing up to 70 per cent of the water in its body cells. Most animals won't survive losing more than 20 per cent. "Few animals can boast of being as tough ... was a huge surprise." Scientists had previously observed a link between animals living in freezing conditions and large genomes thought to reflect the evolutionary adaptations they had ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Animals need care, not bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Animals need care, not bureaucracy It should come as no surprise that those paid by taxpayers to capture and take care of stray or abandoned animals are not usually those who care most about their welfare. Still, it was a bit of a shock to witness the cavalier or even callous attitude of workers from the SPCA and the Agriculture, Fisheries ...

  4. Zoos educate cities' youth: expert

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... A leading American conservationist yesterday defended the use of zoos and aquariums in cities as necessary to educate and interest people in animal welfare. Speaking at a luncheon ... them credit for. Mr Butler is president of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, which sets welfare and hygiene standards which members have to satisfy. Mr Butler is in Hong Kong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Man who set barking village dog on fire gives himself up

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... kennel in a Tuen Mun village at the weekend. The computer technician, 31, told police he was so annoyed by the animal's barking that he poured paint thinner over the kennel and set ... the owner kept his dog on the forecourt. Identified only as Mok, the technician was arrested for cruelty to an animal. He was granted bail and ordered to report back to police on September 25. ...

  6. Canine carer To the rescue

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Sally Anderson has been rescuing stray dogs for more than 18 years in Hong Kong and now she has decided to focus on this lifesaving mission full-time. She officially started Hong Kong Dog Rescue a few months ago and, with the help of Kirsten Mitchell, has ...

  7. News - China - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dogs can be your friends... and your dinner: People's Daily calls for tolerance after dog-meat backlash

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 02:12pm by WU NAN

    ... solstice, had come under fire online from animal welfare groups and celebrities like Betty Sun Li and Vicki Zhao Wei, and sparked off a worldwide campaign to halt the “cruel” practice. Several ... refused to take sides. Instead, it advocated tolerance and understanding between animal rights supporters and “dog meat lovers”.  Retreating from its usually strong rhetoric on political issues, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Stay of execution for 80 death row dogs as charity given lease extension

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:29pm by Christy Choi

    ... animal welfare. Sai Kung Stray Friends is also looking to hire another full-time employee once it is able to raise funds for both the shelter and the job. The foundation had expected Tai Lam Wu ... that it cost the government HK$138 to euthanise a dog. The government gave the go-ahead to animal welfare groups early this year to run a "trap, neuter and release" programme to control ...

  9. 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), ...

  10. Chris Cheng

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Writers from China's diaspora Just watching animals move fascinates Chris Cheng. 'Look at the ibis,' he says, sitting under a gum tree in a Sydney park. 'The way they're walking around- I love it.' Cheng's career as a children's author focusing on animals has its roots in Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Between 1988 and 1994, he ...




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