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  1. Should animals have rights?

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be ignored. Yuen Hui-ling, 16, Diocesan Girls' School Helen Life; liberty; the pursuit of happiness. These are essential rights that all living beings should be entitled to. The animal liberation ... to this right as well as to their freedom. We humans should not have a special 'privilege' to rob other beings of their freedom. We often fight for our own liberty. So how can we justify ...

  2. Being alpha species carries obligations

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they deserve to have some rights formally recognised in law. The famous Princeton philosopher Peter Singer is a prominent advocate of animal rights. As he argued in an opinion column in the Post yesterday, at the very least our closest cousin, the chimpanzee, deserves recognition of the rights to life, liberty and protection from torture because they are self-aware and have emotional lives. ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I don't have a schedule yet, but I will come back to China right after I finish the consultations Japan's ambassador to China, Uichiro Niwa, after being recalled to Tokyo You can see the freedom to express your views. When we don't have that liberty, our society will die Publisher Jimmy Pang Chi-ming Private affairs are resolved in private. And I have told ...

  4. Wong still gets it right

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... Lauren Crothers Suzie Wong hit the big screen in 1960, and now she's donned ballet slippers. The premiere of Hong Kong Ballet's Suzie Wong on March 17 attracted scores of theatre-goers to Sha Tin Town Hall, including the star of the original fil ...

  5. Taking liberties in the Year of the Monkey

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo It's the Year of the Monkey and a group of about 20 wild macaques were obviously taking advantage of the goodwill of superstitious New Territories' villagers when they ran amok in Hong Fan Liu Tsuen, in Sha Tin, on Monday. The primates r ...

  6. Academics push for law to protect animal rights

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei In a country where the protection of human rights remains a sensitive topic, one man hopes to make a breakthrough in the protection of animal rights- and believes he took a step ... backing, such a civil recommendation will not be easy, despite CASS' status as a state-funded think tank. But Chang is confident that growing public support will help push the government ...

  7. Champion of equal rights

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Roger Pope Free At Last! The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Angela Bull Martin Luther King was the great American civil rights leader. His story is an inspiration to all lovers ... 'Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!' The struggle continues Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. His successor as president did not pursue civil rights ...

  8. Hygiene officers need to get their priorities right

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Civil servants the world over enforce dubious laws to justify their work. But those in our government sometimes give the impression they are trying to outdo one another in the quest to appear more foolish than necessary. In this, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has distinguished itself time and again. The latest case concerns the Pets Central Cafe, which has been ...

  9. Dogged champion of canine rights believes in compromise

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... as people were only handing in their protest letters and I like to do things more directly. 'We have to look at the matter objectively. Tenants have a civil agreement with the Housing Authority ... right.' Mr Lam's lobbying efforts were successful. The law was changed so that only big dogs needed to be leashed, and they could be exempted if they passed an obedience test. Apart from ...

  10. Chiang back in favour at hall

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... rights as a deity or a feudalist emperor and worship him'. At the height of the political standoff in December 2007, supporters of the Chen and the Chiang camps clashed violently. The Chen government placed a new inscription reading Liberty Square at the gate in front of the memorial hall. The deputy minister said the Ma government would keep the Liberty Square inscription as 'the ...




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