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Animal Killing

Live chicken shooting game sparks controversy

An Ice festival in Jilin has invited tourists to shoot at live chickens. Photo: Screenshot from Weibo.

Organisers of an ice festival in China’s northern Jilin province thought they were being clever by inviting tourists to use live chicken as shooting targets. Instead, it has sparked controversy and anger when people across the country learned about the cruel game.

Saturday, 19 January, 2013, 8:07am 5 comments

Poaching and trading of wildlife rampant in mainland China

Guangdong's forestry department says it has confiscated 66,500 wild animals - 52,600 of them birds - in markets and restaurants since early October. Photo: Li Feng

Early every morning, thousands of wild animals - birds, mammals and reptiles - are sold at the Xingfu market in Conghua, about 60 kilometres northeast of Guangzhou.

It's a trade that has been going on for years.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:21am 1 comment

Cattle exports halted

Shame on Indonesia! Australia has suspended all live cattle exports to the country for up to six months after a news report showed shocking pictures of the animals being abused before slaughter. Indonesia admitted it had no laws in place to safeguard the animals from abuse. The Australians were furious.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Scheme for poultry slaughter months off

Officials want more time to study a plan for an automated abattoir in Western

Officials admitted yesterday that the launch of centralised or regional slaughtering of poultry is still months off despite having completed a four-month public consultation last July.

6 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Blood and wonder at China's first bullfight

In Spain, a land of drama and macho sensibilities, the once unthinkable idea of banning bullfighting is now firmly on the political horizon.

That the country which gave birth to the corrida nearly 900 years ago might now abandon it meant little to 2,000 spectators in a suburban Shanghai stadium yesterday, as the city staged the mainland's first Spanish bullfights.

24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Too brutal?

Amid worldwide protests, Shanghai staged a bullfighting performance yesterday. Is bullfighting too bloodthirsty to be regarded as a sport, or is it valid entertainment? Share your views: write to us.

24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

The Slaughterhouse options

The Slughterhouse Options

1. The 'cold-chain' approach:

On Central slughterhouse capable of processing 100,000 chickens at a time. All dressed chickens undergo chilling.


Cheaper than fresh-slaughtering

Low risk of contamination

Less contact between consumers and chickens than fresh-slaughtering

3 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Bullish behaviour

You don't have to go to Spain to see bullfighting. Just head off to South Korea. The annual Bullfighting Festival will be held in Cheongdo, south of Seoul, later this month, but there won't be any matadors. Bulls will fight each other, and there is no time limit. Each contest ends either when one of the bulls has taken so much punishment it can't go on, or runs away.

6 Mar 2001 - 12:00am