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  1. News - China Insider - ANIMAL CRUELTY

    Campaign against eating dog and cat meat rolls out in Guangzhou metro

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 12:31pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... guardian who defended a family home”. The posters are part of a campaign by NGO Animals Asia to put a stop to the practise of eating dog and cat meat in China. The posters were put online on Animals Asia’s weibo account and have been shared more that 20,000 times. The ongoing campaign aims to “inform the public of the health risks of eating dog and cat meat and to prompt people ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs stiffer sentences for animal cruelty

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial Stiffer sentences for animal cruelty The importance of animal rights and welfare is often seen as a yardstick of how civilised a society is. Despite an increase in public ... and saw no reason to reduce the jail term. But the three-month imprisonment does not go far enough, as the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Ordinance carries a maximum three years in jail ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-cruelty law needs an update

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... breeder or pet shop can expect a fine of no more than HK$2,000 if caught and animal cruelty attracts little more than a rap on the knuckles. For example, an unlawful breeder who kept 140 animals ... SCMP Editorial Anti-cruelty law needs an update If a law has remained largely unchanged since 1935 you would think it is either a colonial relic that no longer matters or an uncommonly ...

  4. News - China Insider - ANIMAL CRUELTY

    Striped Shanghai puppies painted with chemicals to dupe shoppers

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:35pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Chance Animal Aid (SCAA), www.scaashanghai.org, one of the city’s few credible animal welfare groups. Sadly, often Shanghai “rescue” organisations and shelters turn out to be profit-making scams or fronts for the fur and dog and cat meat market. Others are well-meaning hoarders who end up swamped with a thousand or more animals crammed in cages. Such is the enormity of the unwanted animal ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Animal cruelty that shames Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Animal cruelty that shames HK Hong Kong's growing awareness of animal rights protection has been marred by two distressing incidents. Early this month, eight cattle ... by drugs before selling. There is no room for animal cruelty in a civilised society. As long as animals are acquired and discarded like fashionable items, they are liable to abuse. Better ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Campaigners for gay marriage and against animal cruelty join march

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng, SHIRLEY ZHAO, Tony Cheung, Emily Tsang

    ... Staff Reporters Campaigners for gay marriage and against animal cruelty add to the protest melting pot Annual rally offers outlet for a multitude of grievances Anger, frustration ... to the streets to demand a dedicated team to investigate cruelty to animals. "We don't want Hong Kong becoming a hub for animal torture," said Zoie Cheng Kam-shan, an alliance spokeswoman. ...

  7. Business - China Business - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Cosmetics firms 'abandon cruelty-free policies' to stake claim in China market

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... are alleged to have quietly abandoned their cruelty-free policies to get a slice of the massive mainland market. Animal welfare groups have now removed big names such as Estee Lauder, Mary Kay ... Estee Lauder, Mary Kay and Avon as cruelty-free until about two weeks ago, when we updated their status, [and] they admitted to us they allowed animal testing." Together ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    China animal activists rescue hundreds of dogs before dog meat festival

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 07:27pm by Vicky Feng

    ... Vicky Feng Chinese animal activists flocked to Yulin, Guangxi province, to save the lives of hundreds of dogs before the local dog meat festival began on Friday. More than 20 activists from various cities in China, most of them Buddhists, spent more than 100,000 yuan (around HK$126,000), most donated by animal lovers, to buy and save around 400 dogs from the local markets.The ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Man cleared of cruelty after throwing dogs off fifth floor balcony 'because he was epileptic'

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:30pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... who threw two dogs to their deaths from his fifth-floor luxury home has been cleared of animal cruelty on the grounds that he was suffering an epileptic seizure and unable to control his ... was not guilty of cruelty to the animals as he was not in a position to control his behaviour at the time. Defence counsel Kevin Egan said Lam, who had pleaded not guilty, had wrestled since he was 18 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Man held after dog dies in small cage

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 08:57pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Man held after dog dies in small cage A 39-year-old man has been arrested for animal cruelty after his pet poodle was found dead in a cage on a Sham Shui ... it to a vet. A Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals spokeswoman said a preliminary investigation had found the dog had been dead for at least two days. A 26-year-old woman found the dead ...




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