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  1. Cruelty to animals blights many countries, not just China

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... animals for their skins tramples on their right to live. It would be unfair to single out China as the only culprit in animal torture. In China's long history, Buddhism has always preached ... countries, laws to protect animals stipulate heavy fines and even life imprisonment as a deterrent to ignorant and wrongful torture. Behind the call to end the suffering of animals, especially ...

  2. Bears' deaths raise bile concerns

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Eight of 28 bears rescued last month from a bile farm in Sichuan had cancer and were dead within a week of being moved, a sign the animals had been tortured and that their bile could be dangerous to consumers, an animal welfare group says. The farm handed the bears over to the Animals Asia Foundation on March 31 and shut the bile operation in return for money. Six had ...

  3. Tai Lake activist set to face trial, says wife

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... was tortured while in detention, human rights groups say. Wu was detained in April but a court appearance scheduled for June was cancelled. Ms Xu said the Yixing People's Court had informed her ...

  4. The heat is on

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This weather is insane! I'm pouring with sweat. Tell me about it! I had to study with the air con on full blast last night. At least you had an air con. Mine broke down! It was torture. I hate it when that happens. Especially as it seems to be getting hotter every year. I know, sometimes I feel like I'm being burned to a crisp. Global warming's getting serious. ...

  5. Government taking tougher line on cruelty to animals

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.09pm: The government on Friday proposed tougher penalties on forms of cruelty to animals such as beating, kicking and torturing them. A spokesman said the proposals, included in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Bill 2006, were designed to increase deterrence. According to the proposals, the maximum fine for animal cruelty offences would ...

  6. Activists urge animal welfare law

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... in an 'experiment' at a Beijing zoo in 2001, plus more recent cases of animals being tortured in sex videos, had caused a public outcry, they said. 'Recent examples of abuse... show that we still have ...

  7. Sinister rise of the new green religion

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... under fascism. No, it's more like the Inquisition, when you had to prove your innocence and, if you were innocent but died during torture, you were at least guaranteed a place in heaven. ...

  8. Tai Lake activist broke the law, says official

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... that the trial had been suspended indefinitely. 'Mr Lu told me that the suspension was due to our previous requirement of a physical checkup for evidence of torture,' Ms Zhu said. 'But he ...

  9. Global green groups attack mainland miner

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... alleged that Zijin failed to fully disclose incidents of torture and killing of community leaders before the company bought the mine. The letter was signed by CooperAccion and the Ecumenical ...

  10. Burning bright

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... be a form of prolonged torture. For example, people living near neon advertising that stays on all night cannot sleep well, which affects their quality of life.' Mr Chu reminds people whose ...




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