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  1. Unmarried couples should be fully represented in courts and society

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to feature in the 2011 Population Census. They don't seem to feature too much in the judicial system either as Hong Kong fails to provide comprehensive protection to those who don't marry ... Reform Commission concerning the outmoded legal expressions of custody and care and control, among other changes. Notwithstanding huge lobbying by the Family Law Association, the Law Society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973447/unmarried-couples-should-be-fully-represented-courts-and-society
  2. Seeking owner of dog found in harbour

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A two-year-old chow chow bitch fell into the harbour near Watson Road at Fortress Hill at 2am on Monday. It suffered no serious injuries and was rescued by police. There was no ID chip on the dog and its owner should claim it on or before Thursday, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals says. If its owner fails to show up, the dog will be put up for adoption. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706732/seeking-owner-dog-found-harbour
  3. Protecting animal rights

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... the internet and heroic efforts on behalf of local vets, there are still as many as 40,000 dogs abandoned every year in Hong Kong and 30,000 of those are put down. The Society for the Prevention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587140/protecting-animal-rights
  4. Animal cruelty has no place in civilised society

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... penalty. The offence in this case was neither a crime against the person nor against property. Nonetheless, it was a callous breach of the law protecting the welfare of animals. As such, it was an affront to the sensibilities of a civilised society. The magistrate rightly described the case as serious and disturbing, and observed the absence of any hint of sympathy from the pair. Sadly, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637587/animal-cruelty-has-no-place-civilised-society
  5. Dead pets society

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... in the countryside, or store them in crypts they can visit. Experts say pets are becoming increasingly valued in Hong Hong's busy and affluent society, where many people treat their animals with as much affection as their children, or even as surrogate offspring. Dr Pauline Taylor, executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says Hong Kong is catching up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474023/dead-pets-society
  6. Should celebrities have greater protection from the media?

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Melody Cheung

    ... to special legal protection not available to ordinary people? Without the media, we would create a haven for so-called icons to deceive the public by presenting a false image of themselves. ... have no more protection from the media than the average person. Melody Cheung, 16, St Paul's Secondary School Gossip magazines and newspapers like to keep a close watch on the daily doings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738261/should-celebrities-have-greater-protection-media
  7. City's animals need better protection

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government fails to protect animals on the street. Last month, five cats were found dead in Sham Shui Po. They were thrown from a rooftop. It is not the first time tragic events like this have ... should set up more groups like the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help save animals and reduce the number on the street by desexing them. Second, severe punishment should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718769/citys-animals-need-better-protection
  8. Academics push for law to protect animal rights

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei In a country where the protection of human rights remains a sensitive topic, one man hopes to make a breakthrough in the protection of animal rights- and believes he took a step closer to that goal this week. Dr Chang Jiwen, a social-law researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, has released his Animal Protection Law for a two-month public consultation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693224/academics-push-law-protect-animal-rights
  9. Welfare group pushes for NPC to draft law on animal protection

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei A mainland animal welfare group appealed in Beijing yesterday for public support to have legislation protecting animal welfare and banning animal torture passed at next month's annual meeting of the National People's Congress. The Chinese Small Animals' Protection Association is to petition the legislative body for laws covering the humane slaughter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582274/welfare-group-pushes-npc-draft-law-animal-protection
  10. Protect pets in hot weather: SPCA

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Warning follows the death of a beagle after it was taken jogging with the mercury at 34 degrees Celsius Pet owners are being warned to protect their animals in hot weather ... Celsius. The second, a French bulldog, suffered heatstroke after a walk in Central on Sunday but was saved after it was rushed to an animal centre run by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460482/protect-pets-hot-weather-spca

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