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Animal Rights

Briefs, January 5, 2013

The Chinese government's special envoy, Zhang Zhijun, will visit South Korea from Wednesday to Friday, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Zhang, who is also a deputy foreign minister, will have talks with South Korean officials on bilateral ties and issues of common concern. Xinhua

Saturday, 5 January, 2013, 4:40am

Shark fin trade 'victim of anti-Chinese conspiracy', say traders

Shark fin traders in Hong Kong blasted an "anti-Chinese conspiracy" by environmentalists, whose constant bombardment of criticism they say is killing their business.

5 Jan 2013 - 10:16am 12 comments

Drying shark fin on Kennedy Town roof shows dirty trade is thriving

A factory rooftop in Kennedy Town carpeted in thousands of freshly sliced shark fins is proof the trade still thrives in the region, environmentalists said yesterday.

4 Jan 2013 - 10:08am 2 comments

Owners angry as Macau Canidrome fails to stop euthanising retired dogs

Greyhound owners are rebelling over the mass killing of retired racing dogs at the Macau Canidrome, where animals are euthanised at the rate of more than 30 a month despite an outcry from welfare groups worldwide.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am 1 comment

Anti-cruelty law needs an update

If a law has remained largely unchanged since 1935 you would think it is either a colonial relic that no longer matters or an uncommonly good law that has stood the test of three generations. Sadly, neither is the case with animal welfare laws and regulations.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:24am 4 comments

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

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.

18 Aug 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