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  1. News - Asia

    Outcry by animal welfare group over Singapore casino’s dolphins

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 03:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Court battle to release dolphins taken from the Solomon Islands Twenty-seven dolphins destined for a Singapore casino resort are at the centre of a court ... released a video on Friday on the depletion of the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins from the islands as it intensified a campaign for Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) to release the animals – two ...

  2. Dolphins at Ocean Park 'should be set free'

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ocean Park should take a lead in ending the practice of keeping dolphins in theme parks, a renowned conservationist said yesterday. At a forum attended by Allan Zeman, the attraction's boss, Richard O'Barry said most dolphins captured in the wild were imported into China. This meant the park could play a key role in stopping the trade. ...

  3. Hunt causes worldwide ripple effect

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Chris Lau and Young Post junior reporter Yasmin Subba The Issues Some dolphins are caught and sold to theme parks, but most are killed for food. Some are killed for 'pest control', or culled, because there are too many dolphins eating fishermen's catch and affecting their livelihood. In 2009, a documentary film was released about the secret slaughter of dolphins ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Ocean Park chief Allan Zeman rejects claims its dolphins are overworked

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Chief Allan Zeman says shows would not be run if mammals are stressed; they don't work like humans Ocean Park rejects claims dolphins are overworked Ocean Park has dismissed claims that its dolphins are being overworked and used as a tool to lure more visitors, adding that human work concepts are not applicable to the sea mammals. Chairman ...

  5. The plight of Hong Kong's dolphins

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer What? What happened? A news report says boat traffic and underwater noise in Hong Kong's waters are proving too much for Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis chinensis). Numbers have dropped sharply. Who? Who raised the alarm? The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society did. The charitable society was formed in 2003. Its website says it is the only society ...

  6. News - Asia

    Briefs, October 19, 2012

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... laid off in July after walking out over demands for back pay following a rise in the minimum wage at the start of the year. AFP   Manila nod for export of dolphins to casino MANILA- The Philippine government approved the export of 25 show dolphins to Singaporean casino Resorts World Sentosa after a ban on their transport was lifted. Theresa Concepcion, Asia head of animal rights ...

  7. Dinosaur puts bite on visitors

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Incredible paintings come to life in Hangzhou. These 3-D, lifelike images were created using perspective and shading techniques to fool the eye of visitors. Witness a roaring dinosaur bursting into the room. Visitors also have the chance to interact with the exhibits to feel the special effects, such as feeding an elephant, pulling the tail of a tiger or kissing a dolphin ...

  8. Groups still seeking clarification on dolphins

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Animal welfare groups yesterday pledged to continue their campaign to persuade Hong Kong Airlines to stop carrying live dolphins amid confusion over whether the practice would continue. A letter to one group last week by the airline's British office in response to protests over the carrying of live dolphins suggested the practice would be halted immediately. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Airport Authority signs up dolphin activist for third runway assessment

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Dolphins' champion reluctantly accepts brief to help Airport Authority's marine assessment Third runway project signs up an opponent A vocal opponent ... of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society. "Taking part in it does not mean I endorse this project," he added. The authority has secured two international experts Tom Jefferson and Bernd ...

  10. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Export of 'show' dolphins to Singapore casino is blocked

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Welfare campaigners halt 'cruel' trafficking of 25 show animals trained in Philippines Export of dolphins to casino is blocked A court has blocked the export of 25 captive dolphins trained in the Philippines to become show animals at a Singapore casino, a Philippine official and animal rights groups said yesterday. A civil suit filed ...




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