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Animal Rights

'Human reptile' Ashley Fruno in Peta protest at Hermes store

Animal rights campaigner Ashley Fruno attracts the attention of shoppers in her reptile disguise as she protests outside the Hermes store in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

While most people shy away from snakes, shoppers were only too happy to slither up to animal rights campaigner Ashley Fruno after she covered herself in green and gold paint to look like a reptile.

Saturday, 18 August, 2012, 5:17am

Cosmetics firms 'abandon cruelty-free policies' to stake claim in China market

Leading cosmetics brands are alleged to have quietly abandoned their cruelty-free policies to get a slice of the massive mainland market.

Animal welfare groups have now removed big names such as Estee Lauder, Mary Kay and Avon, as well as L'Occitane, from their list of cruelty-free brands and plan to call for customer boycotts.

13 Aug 2012 - 7:43am

How bears are treated is a disgrace

Many Chinese people believe in the medicinal properties of bear bile. It is believed to cure a variety of ailments. Although there is little scientific evidence to back up such claims, some companies exaggerate the benefits of bear bile to make a profit.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Let's take on the meat industry

Recently I watched a video called Farm to Fridge on the internet. The film is disturbing. It shows the workings of a slaughterhouse, where we see animals being slaughtered. A newborn pig undergoes sterilisation without anaesthesia - an extremely painful process. The video also shows a butcher killing a pig in a bloody manner.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Table Talk

John Kolasa, director of Chateau Rauzan-Segla and Chateau Canon in Bordeaux, will host a wine dinner on May 27 at Spoon by Alain Ducasse at the InterContinental Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Battle on to increase animal adoptions

Most animal-lovers prefer buying from a pet shop to adopting from a charity, a survey has found, leaving many pets without a home.

The survey of 537 people by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found looking online or going to a pet shop to choose an animal was the first choice for 73 per cent of respondents.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Protesters march for ban on trade in bear bile

More than 200 animal lovers took to the streets yesterday to protest against the international trade in the bile of the Asian black bear.

They called on the government to take the lead on a nationwide ban on the use of bear bile in traditional medicine.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

David Hawksworth

How did you become a chef? 'From an early age, I appreciated nice food. I spent a lot of time with my grandmother when I was growing up and she cooked everything from scratch - nothing was pre-made. I love the challenge of cooking, and how it's different every day.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am