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  1. Wholesalers boycott market over 'unfair' poultry deal

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Protesting vendors refused to supply chickens to wet markets for the day in a protest against low prices and over-supply Chicken wholesalers refused to move live poultry from Cheung Sha ... Kong Live Poultry Wholesalers Association put up notices yesterday indicating that the organisation's members would boycott the Cheung Sha Wan market for the day. The notices said ...

  2. Poultry industry rejects Team Clean's bird flu measures

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... A top-level committee of officials, bird flu specialists and poultry industry representatives should be set up to thrash out the details of measures intended to prevent the spread of potentially deadly avian influenza viruses before any drastic action is adopted, poultry traders say. In calling for the committee, the 5,000-strong poultry industry, made up of workers, wholesalers ...

  3. Regional slaughter plan for poultry

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... opposition to a proposed ban on the sale of live poultry by adopting a 'softly, softly' approach, according to a government source. But the source said Mr Tsang, the head of Team Clean, ... to establish 'regional slaughterhouses'' for poultry as opposed to a much-talked-about central slaughterhouse. The idea, similar to systems in place in many countries overseas, ...

  4. Fury at plan to ban live poultry

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Official plans to put an end to the sale of live poultry were met with derision yesterday as consumers and traders accused the government of sacrificing the livelihood of poultry workers ... of proposals unveiled yesterday by Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who heads the government's Team Clean, four options were laid out for the future of poultry sales, including a complete ...

  5. 'President Sheen' backs ban on live poultry in wet markets

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... A 'US president' has given his personal support to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa for a government proposal to ban live poultry in wet markets. Martin Sheen, best known in Hong Kong for playing President Josiah Bartlet in the hit television series The West Wing, said live markets were cruel to poultry and posed a threat to public health with diseases such as bird flu. ...

  6. Winging it

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Many people dislike cooking duck because it is so fatty; it is true that roasting a whole duck can be messy because the fat splatters all over the oven. It is much easier to cook duck in parts. The legs can be tough and are best cooked long and slow with ...

  7. An award for Uncle Duckling, who changed course to help the birds

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing's 'Uncle Duckling', Qu Xisheng, is a hero to animal-lovers. He has been named this year's Animal Welfare Education Champion - the first Chinese citizen to be given the award. The 50-year-old, who manages a paddle-boat rental co ...

  8. dished up

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... To celebrate the Mandarin Oriental's 40th anniversary, the hotel offers a retro menu in the Mandarin Grill - including 1960s prices (excluding wine). Appetisers and desserts are around $10; main courses about $30. The menu features dressed crab, tour ...

  9. The food

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... The interview was taken place at Double Happiness Cafe in the Soho area of Central. Despite being crammed with Chinese-style decorations, the cafe offers both Chinese-style and Western-style food. Pumpkin soup Rating: 4/5 F: The soup is thick and has a st ...

  10. Letter to Sheen puts gloss on chicken trade

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of live poultry. Three weeks after Sheen wrote to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, officials replied that animal welfare was an integral part of the city's public health service. An official letter sent yesterday said the government would consult the poultry trade to consider banning the sale of live chickens in wet markets, an option which Sheen said he supported. 'In devising ...




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