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  1. 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

    ... saying it will set a precedent that will help protect endangered species. China’s ruling Communist Party announced the ban as part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376687/environmentalists-hail-chinas-banquet-ban-shark-fin
  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Hong Kong International School removes ivory after pupil's complaint

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

    ... on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora] guidelines that allow use [of ivory] for scientific studies, enforcement and education." In the past 12 months, customs officials ... impounded ivory to educate children about the how the illegal trade is endangering animals. Nellie said environmental officials had no idea what to do with their ivory stockpiles. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1352167/hong-kong-international-school-removes-ivory-after-pupils-complaint
  3. News - China - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Jackie Chan-backed tiger charity faces uncertain future after bitter marriage split

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 12:51pm by Chris Luo

    ... in South Africa, providing space for South China tigers that cannot survive in badly deforested China. Her relentless efforts to save the endangered species have been made into several ... into the effort. The South China tiger is classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. About 100 exist in captivity around the world, and the animal appears ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1147934/jackie-chan-backed-tiger-charity-faces-uncertain-future-after-bitter
  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Rise in pet owners discarding exotic animals

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... pigs, while the remainder were exotic types, such as hedgehogs and snakes. Although those exotic animals are open for adoption as long as they are not endangered species or prohibited ... followed the trend of keeping unusual species. But a lot of them don't understand some of these animals live in very specific environments. Reptiles, for example, require particular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1028390/rise-pet-owners-discarding-exotic-animals
  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dolphins too stupid for suicide, says Ocean Park vet

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Ocean Park vet dismisses claim that Pinky the bottlenose tried to kill itself. Activist disagrees Dolphins 'too stupid for suicide' Ocean Park yesterday countered claims that a dolphin had tried to kill itself by saying the species was not "intelligent enough" to commit suicide. However, one marine conservationist said the remark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1249943/dolphins-too-stupid-suicide
  6. News - Asia - ANIMAL WELFARE

    New Delhi abandons its langur monkey 'protection squad'

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... the langurs are a protected species and cannot be owned, sold or hired out. Any violation of the law entails a three-year jail term. Yet New Delhi's civic authorities and several government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1192475/new-delhi-abandons-its-langur-monkey-protection-squad
  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Districts reject scheme to release neutered stray dogs

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... in the plan. Councillors in Sai Kung, Lamma Island and Yuen Long voted down the three-year trial, citing concerns that releasing the dogs back into the wild would endanger residents living in the area. ... be released, since the animals could endanger the public. They also said irresponsible dog owners might dump their pets in the trial zones. The defeat means the two animal welfare groups will have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1117724/districts-reject-scheme-release-neutered-stray-dogs
  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Civic Party embarks on a campaign to reform the pet trade

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... told Mo that Dogma's disability - one front leg is longer than the other, making it difficult to walk - was probably due to careless breeding in Hong Kong, as the two species look similar. ... of species with hereditary illnesses and increasing fees for licence applications. Dogma helps right the wrongs of bad breeding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078073/civic-party-embarks-campaign-reform-pet-trade

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