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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health should be the top priority As Guangzhou suspended live-poultry sales in nearly a third of its wet markets and substituted central slaughtering as part of a pilot scheme, a spokeswoman for the Hong Kong government revealed that it was revisiting the live-trade issue. It was not that long ago that banning the sale of live poultry in our markets and moving ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should reconsider ban on live poultry stalls

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... It was not long ago that banning the sale of live poultry in our markets and moving to a system of central slaughtering was seen as necessary to protect us from deadly infectious diseases. ... for shelving the idea included: improved defences against bird flu, such as a big reduction in live-chicken stalls through a government licence buy-back; opposition from the poultry trade; and protests ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for the company's investment of 12 million yuan. The company, which accounts for half the 30 tonnes of bear bile produced in China annually, aims to develop an equivalent using poultry bile ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to chickens, put public health above tradition

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put public health above tradition Live poultry imports from the mainland will resume eventually, after suggestions we stop them altogether. But this could be reviewed ... birds remain banned for up to four months while segregation measures are put in place. The authorities banned all live poultry sales for 21 days and culled 20,000 birds just ahead of the Lunar ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Containing bird flu viruses a life and death battle in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a constant threat, a new killer variant, H10N8, has surfaced on the mainland. As with predecessors, health experts have warned that the jumping of the virus from poultry to people is enough cause for concern that it could lead to a pandemic. Such a development is especially worrisome for Hong Kong and countries that import poultry from the mainland. The sheer numbers of chickens- 14 billion ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For health's sake, Hong Kong must ban live chicken imports

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that we should stop importing live poultry from the mainland altogether. Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found This is far from the first time supplies have been disrupted ... for the removal of at-risk poultry, the stopping of cross-border imports and a 21-day ban on live sales. Traders are understandably unhappy and are seeking compensation. That the positive samples came ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the best defence against bird flu

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Huizhou, just 95 kilometres away, brings the inevitability of infections nearer. Precautionary checks of wet markets and people and poultry crossing from the mainland have been in place since ... and her father in Jiangsu both died from the virus; although the man had had contact with poultry, his daughter had not. But there is no need for alarm. Researchers have pointed out the virus has ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China needs to keep up pressure on workplace safety

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of a report into the accidents, at the Jilin Baoyuanfeng poultry factory in Dehui on June 3 and the Babao coal mine in Baishan on March 29 and April 1. Human error was behind the tragedies. Miners had ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Antibiotics abuse is an increasing threat in China

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by poultry, fish and pig farmers and food producers. This has serious implications for Hong Kong, which imports much of its fresh produce from the mainland. The study, just published in the science ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of 70 per cent of infectious diseases over the past three decades. Asian people should take heed that contributing factors to animal sickness were hygiene standards where poultry and pigs were ...



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