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  1. Chickens have rights, too

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... Tony Henderson The government says the centralised slaughtering of chickens is essential because it is the only way to keep the public from coming into close contact with live poultry. This actually means keeping us away from all live poultry. But the pro ...

  2. Payout possible for jobs lost to central abattoir

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Robin Kwong Compensation is being considered for about 3,400 poultry workers who might lose their jobs when centralised chicken slaughtering begins in three years. But Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said he ...

  3. Anti-flu bird ban not enough, warn vets

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy Law against backyard farming 'should cover more species' As the government gears up to confiscate backyard poultry in an intensified campaign to curb bird flu, senior vets have warned that the move will be inadequa ...

  4. The Cost of beating bird flu

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One-off buy-out schemes: $709.1 million * $380.1 million to be paid to 194 poultry farmers, 86 poultry market wholesalers, 120 transporters. Sum includes one-off grant of $18,000 to each of the 1,200 industry workers $329 million to be paid to 806 wet mar ...

  5. Live poultry markets in Shanghai forced to close

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Those selling pre-slaughtered birds are urged to enforce strict quarantine Shanghai banned the sale and slaughter of live poultry at local markets yesterday to stop the further spread of bird flu after a suspected outbreak was detected in a far ...

  6. Gourmets shun famed 'copper goose'

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Wugang, Hunan The small country town of Wugang was on full alert yesterday after health authorities confirmed a bird flu outbreak at one of its duck farms. Tucked in mountains 400km from the Hunan provincial capital, Changsha, Wugang is kno ...

  7. Pet owners exempt from backyard poultry ban

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Exemptions to the backyard poultry ban will soon be issued to people keeping poultry as pets after an amendment passed by legislators last night. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said the government had 'note ...

  8. Live chickens 'part of our food heritage'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said Peter Wong Chun-kow, chief secretary of the Joint Committees of Poultry, Livestock and Associated Trades. 'It is more effective to monitor the source of the disease than change ...

  9. Guangdong breeders hit out at ban

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of that price. Liang Shanggen, manager of the Foshan Gaoming Xinguang Livestock Breeding Company, said the ban was 'absolutely unscientific' and it was having a big impact on sales. Mr Liang ... and Macau and Ministry of Commerce officials. 'Hong Kong usually notifies our member units 21 days in advance when making orders and we start to raise the livestock based on the orders. But we ...

  10. Shanghai belatedly confirms outbreak

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... At the Shanghai Shenteng Livestock and Poultry Co, one of the nine companies, president Gu Feng said his firm would incur massive losses after halting exports to Japan. 'The government's ...




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