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Animal Rights

Yulin's dog meat festival deaf to critics

The annual festival involving savouring the delights of dog meat hotpot, lychees and strong liquor on the Summer Solstice is a cherished tradition among Yulin locals. Thousands of diners are expected to crowd food streets and enjoy the feast. Animal protection activists estimate more than 10,000 dogs are killed during the festival.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:51am 53 comments

Bear-bile firm Fujian Guizhentang Pharmaceutical among IPO pullouts

Fujian Guizhentang Pharmaceutical was among 269 companies to have pulled their applications this year, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said on its website on Friday, without giving reasons.

5 Jun 2013 - 3:51am

Video of bicycle-riding bear mauling monkey in Shanghai animal park sparks anger

A video of a bear attacking a monkey after the two fell off their bicycles at a Chinese zoo has sparked outrage among animal rights activists, but an official on Friday defended the show.

A minute-and-a-half long video surfaced this week showing the bear biting and clawing the monkey after a mock race at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

10 May 2013 - 5:27pm 1 comment

Absurd to compare animal activists to terrorists

I was surprised at the reaction of US farm groups and state legislatures against the uncovering of widespread animal abuse by animal-rights activists ("Farm lobby gags animal activists", April 8).

15 Apr 2013 - 2:31am 2 comments

AFCD failing distressed animals

Alex Lo's concerns regarding the callousness of the Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department staff is warranted (Animals need care, not bureaucracy, April 10).

13 Apr 2013 - 3:21am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 23, 2013

The government is sending out conflicting signals. On the one hand, we face a shortage of everything: we compete for hospital beds, milk powder, school places, housing, and even when we die, we compete for a place for our ashes.

13 Mar 2013 - 2:31am 2 comments

Pet owner sues clinic after dog dies during 'facelift' to attract female mate

Beijing prosecutors are investigating the death of a Tibetan mastiff that died while undergoing a 'facelift' to 'make it look better'.

14 Feb 2013 - 9:19pm 3 comments

Cousins' illustrations draw attention to plight of endangered species

Two Hong Kong cousins - both aged 24 - are doing their part to draw public attention to the relatively unknown creatures. Tsui Cheeyee and Aimee Mak Hoeyin paired up to become the design and illustration duo&dear after graduating in 2011.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

Letters to the Editor, January 10, 2013

Zero-waste target feasible for Hong Kong

I refer to the letter from Christine Loh, undersecretary for the environment ("Government plans to increase recycling rate and reduce waste", January 2), on waste and the need for additional landfills.

I hope she fully understands her role with regard to protection of our environment.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

Best to keep our 'truthiness' in check

The most memorable thing from an interview I had with Peter Singer at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel many years ago was when he said he didn't particularly like animals, even as a child.

9 Jan 2013 - 1:26am 3 comments