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  1. Calm urged as poultry traders prepare to protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Poultry traders were urged by Hong Kong's health minister yesterday to remain calm as they prepared to protest over the government's reluctance to increase live chicken imports for the Lunar New Year. The Poultry Dealers and Workers Association will demonstrate outside the Food and Health Bureau headquarters at the Murray Building in Central today ...

  2. Poultry plan 'could wipe out farms'

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Local poultry farms may disappear in two years under a radical government plan to prevent another outbreak of bird flu, the trade's leaders warned yesterday. 'Under ... of live poultry in local farms will be halved to save culling time in the event of an outbreak. It would also permanently close all 147 farms if two farms were infected within a short time. Mr Lee ...

  3. $239m offer to poultry industry

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Poultry vendors and workers will be offered $239 million in financial assistance under the government's proposed scheme to do away with the live poultry industry. The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau wants to end live sales for health reasons. Vendors will be offered payments equivalent to about 39 months' rent on their stalls if they voluntarily give up ...

  4. Poultry payout policy riles lawmakers

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on the amount,' he told the bills subcommittee scrutinising proposed amendments governing the licensing of poultry kept at home. But Mr Cheung said what he was hearing yesterday was public health ... to cull the pigeons on a massive scale.' The government is also considering how much to charge for a licence to keep poultry at home- saying it will be 'reasonable'. Circuses ...

  5. Kuk to file appeal on backyard poultry ban

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Legal challenges loom for the government's ban on backyard poultry after the Heung Yee Kuk vowed to file a judicial review next week. One New Territories chicken farmer also plans to apply for legal aid to sue the government for confiscating 329 of his chickens. Kuk chairman and legislator Lau Wong-fat said the legal challenge would be filed next week. ...

  6. Poultry workers reject retraining option

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Winnie Yeung

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Winnie Yeung Jobless poultry workers are spurning offers for them to be retrained as domestic helpers, gardeners and watchmen, slamming the government's plan ... aimed at reducing the number of poultry markets to control bird flu. Legislators attending the Legco panel on food safety and environmental hygiene asked the government why there were few ...

  7. Poultry ban

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government announced a ban on imports of live birds and poultry meat from the mainland on Friday- two days after a bird flu outbreak was first confirmed in Guangxi. Did the government move fast enough in its attempt to keep the virus out of Hong Kong? Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. Poultry slaughter proposals rejected

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Nearly 500 poultry dealers yesterday voted against both of the government's options for reforming the industry. The dealers met to discuss the measures, outlined ... sales. Steven Wong Wai-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Poultry Wholesale and Retailing Association, said the 350 retailers and more than 100 wholesalers and transport workers at yesterday's ...

  9. Poultry compensation plan rejected

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Stall-owners' 54-month rent claim too costly: government The government has rejected proposals by poultry-stall owners to pay them the equivalent of 54 months of rent as compensation for buying back their licences. Half the city's 800 licensed poultry stalls will be bought back in the next few years in a government attempt to create more space in overcrowded markets ...

  10. Compensation offer fails to impress poultry vendors

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Elaine Wu Stallholders reject proposed payouts of up to $359,000 as part of plans to scale back the industry Poultry vendors have been offered compensation of up ... at the Legislative Council met with criticism from legislators and traders, who want more money. Officials aim to shut about half the 814 poultry stalls to reduce the risk of bird flu. Stallholders who ...




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