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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Collaring the cows: rural residents fit cattle with reflective gear after spate of road accidents

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... Dina Yang. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the police do not keep records of how many cattle are killed or injured by motorists. So far 13 cows in Lantau and one ... for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The question is: will it work? "Will it stop drivers that don't give a damn? Probably not. But others will slow down, as they see ...

  2. 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

    ... and Conservation Department show. Last year, 5,353 dogs were put to sleep, compared with 9,085 in 2009. In April last year, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man informed the Legislative Council ...

  3. News - China - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Environmentalists hail China’s banquet ban on shark fin

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... at the Nature Conservancy, who has spent 20 years in China working on projects concerning endangered species. “With sharks particularly, they are an apex predator, they are very important. Lots ... that the Chinese government has taken,” said Alex Hofford, executive director of the marine conservation group MyOcean, based in the southern Chinese territory of Hong Kong. The decision was “hugely ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Scheme to desex stray dogs ready for trial run

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Amy Nip

    ... opposition to the proposal, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department told lawmakers in a discussion paper. It said the programme would begin once local support for the scheme had been ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Activists urge Australia to ban export of greyhounds to Macau Canidrome

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 06:13pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... information more readily. According to figures obtained from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, last year a total of 190 greyhounds were exported to Macau from Australia via Hong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dog breeding licences 'won't protect animals'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... and Conservation Department wants to issue three types of licences. The first is for genuine hobby breeders, who will be allowed to keep a maximum of four mother dogs; the second is for those who have more ... to being offered for sale. Source: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Woman faces fines after saving stray dog

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by Hazel Knowles

    ... for his coppery fur, because she feared he would be put to sleep after he was seen being picked up by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department officers. The dog was caught in traps twice ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Hong Kong International School removes ivory after pupil's complaint

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:01am by DANNY LEE

    ... government is confiscating ivory, but it's not educating the kids because they really don't know what to do [with it]." An Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Police discover 135 dogs and cats living in filthy Tai Kok Tsui flat with no aircon

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:56am by Johnny Tam, Clifford Lo

    ... management centres run by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. A department spokeswoman said its vets would monitor the conditions of the animals. Mark Mak Chi-ho, executive ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Cathay Pacific's ban on non-sustainable shark fin cargo delayed

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... approach, saying Cathay had "grasped a serious nettle" and that its stance would be more effective for marine conservation in the long term. Cathay said on September 4 last year it would ... and that's what I think is very exciting about Cathay's position," said Dulvy, co-chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Shark Specialist Group. "They ...




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