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  1. Shy activist finally embraces the light

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung's free-hug campaign was one of many events to mark World Aids Day throughout the city. The Hong Kong Aids Foundation held three activities to promote awareness of HIV/Aids and encourage care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617936/shy-activist-finally-embraces-light
  2. WHO recognises anti-smoking activist's work

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... should go to all those people who have been working on the issue- not only Cosh, but all our allies.' He said the award came as Hong Kong finally looked set to pass legislation next month ... Kong Council on Smoking and Health (Cosh), was awarded the World Health Organisation Director-General's Award for Tobacco Control as the UN agency marked World No Tobacco Day yesterday. Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550978/who-recognises-anti-smoking-activists-work
  3. Experts and survivors tell Sars stories to honour heroes

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... issue of the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Medicine newsletter - published yesterday as a tribute to the men and women who helped to contain the disease. Eight health-care workers ... to the recently launched University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine Sars Fund, a spokeswoman said. Some 80,000 copies have been distributed to doctors and medical groups. Among those quoted are Ernie Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420479/experts-and-survivors-tell-sars-stories-honour-heroes
  4. Amendment introduced to Legco to allow birds to be kept as pets

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 7.32pm: Despite the need to stop the spread of bird-flu in Hong Kong, current laws need to be amended to allow pet owners to keep specified birds as pets, Secretary ... on Wednesday afternoon. The Health Secretary told Legco:?The major aim of the amendment is to enable the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (DFAC) to issue exemption permits to allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542320/amendment-introduced-legco-allow-birds-be-kept-pets
  5. It makes sense in high-density HK for housing estates to impose dog ban

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the health and well-being of the general public. A dog-free estate is a necessary adaptation to this issue to account for Hong Kong's extremely high density living. Having such animals ... I am fond of dogs, but I have become dismayed by supposed Hong Kong dog lovers and their lack of appreciation of the fact that the majority of Hong Kong dwellings are inappropriate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006202/it-makes-sense-high-density-hk-housing-estates-impose-dog-ban
  6. Treasure what you have

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to experience what life is like for poor mainland students, and what I saw there has made me look at my life in Hong Kong very differently. Students there do not have enough stationery or clothes, ... were a woman born in America you were among the luckiest in the world. It is the same with Hong Kong. Children born here have opportunities that others can only dream of. But along with those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663170/treasure-what-you-have
  7. Striking a balance on pets and public health

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the wake of this spring's battle with Sars, and in the face of evidence that environmental factors may have contributed to the seriousness of the outbreak in Hong Kong ... months since Hong Kong's brush with Sars and it may be difficult now to remember the atmosphere in which Team Clean's recommendations were introduced. But the recent scares over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427765/striking-balance-pets-and-public-health
  8. Animal Welfare

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... obvious to me the whole issue of animal welfare is getting far greater prominence. I have been staying in Hong Kong for extended periods over the past two years and it is quite clear to me ... to animals that has, in the space of a decade, transformed Hong Kong into a city of pet lovers. At the time of the handover, there were only 50 to 60 small animal veterinarians in Hong Kong. Now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628167/animal-welfare
  9. Dear C.Y., setbacks can be a blessing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... missed some major issues- like pollution- that need to be addressed. And there are also questions of empathy and human decency. In prosperous Hong Kong, it is simply wrong for anyone to sleep ... whether you are not running around in circles, small or otherwise. With all humility, I write this open letter to you in the spirit of your own manifesto: Hong Kong people should be of one heart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007527/dear-cy-setbacks-can-be-blessing
  10. Organic food can make a big difference with fewer visits to the vets

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and immune deficiencies.' After moving back to Hong Kong from Vancouver in 2003, Ms Kwan started her own online natural pet food business when she couldn't find high-quality pet food ... to cook meals for her dog in Hong Kong, Ms Kwan resorted to buying high-quality pet food. 'Natural pet food has ingredients that are available for human consumption. It doesn't have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678098/organic-food-can-make-big-difference-fewer-visits-vets

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