Animal Rights

At Monsieur Chatte, French authenticity is always de rigueur

Originally from Paris, Jean-Yves Chatte has operated a successful wine import business in Hong Kong for more than 20 years.

Thursday, 5 January, 2012, 12:00am

On style, she rules

I've never been able to get my hair into a proper chignon, but I heard there's a new, easy-to-use spiral pin in the United States? Can you buy it here?

Spin Class, Pok Fu Lam

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lawmakers support ending seal imports

A campaign to stop the import of products made from Canadian seals killed in an annual hunt has won the support of more than half of all legislators, an animal protection group says.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Animals deserve justice for abuse

For many people, especially pet lovers, cruelty to animals is as traumatising as violence committed against human beings. They feel the situation is more disturbing because such abuse cases are often not properly followed up by law enforcement agencies, which are perceived as thinking that animal lives are less valuable.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

We cannot learn about behaviour of animals by keeping them locked in zoos

Your article ('Sea change for Ocean Park?' September 19), raises several important issues highlighting the ongoing battle between the proponents and opponents of zoological parks.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Ocean Park should stick to roller coasters and stop being both a zoo and a circus

Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman has done the right thing by choosing not to import beluga whales from Russia.

Due to the public outcry both in Hong Kong and around the globe, it became clear that the majority are opposed to animals being taken from their homes, transported across the globe and confined to small barren prison tanks.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Plan for whale show opposed

Ten animal welfare groups have united to urge Ocean Park to abandon its plan to catch wild white whales for public display.

The demand by the Asia for Animal Coalition follows news that the park had commissioned a survey of Hongkongers to see whether they supported the capture of the hump-headed creatures, also known as belugas.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

11 animals killed in blaze at pet shop

A Happy Valley pet shop where 11 dogs and cats died in a blaze yesterday plans a memorial service for the animals.

Four fire engines and an ambulance were sent when Noble Lifestyle for Pets in Yuen Yuen Street was found ablaze at about 5.10am.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Abuse 'under control'

The government has ruled out the possibility of setting up an animal police squad. It says such a squad is not necessary as an existing task force can deal with the problem.

In a Legislative Council meeting last week, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said cases of cruelty to animals have been reported throughout the city.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Is Hong Kong taking care of animal rights?

Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College

The sight of pampered pooches being carried around by their owners is common in Hong Kong. Yet, how many of us care for the strays and hundreds of pets that are thrown out onto the streets every year?

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cat abuse outrage

Animal rights concern groups are calling on the government to set up an animal police squad after a recent spate of abuse cases.

Such a squad would act as a deterrent against abuse and increase the chances of solving cases, says Chu Po-shan, a member of the group, Happy Animals.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Laws must be updated to save pets from abuse

Hong Kong likes to think of itself as a caring society. We're undeniably charitable and devote a large part of our financial resources to the needs of the least well-off in society. But that devotion doesn't extend to the well-being of animals, thousands of which are put to death each year because no one wants them.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Pigs get star treatment as slaughterhouses are graded

Star-graded hotels or office towers are no novelty. But star-graded pig slaughterhouses?

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Prosecutions up for cruelty to animals

The number of people prosecuted for cruelty to animals increased from 30 in 2006 to 42 last year, government figures reveal.

All but two of the 42 prosecutions led to convictions. Among them, 26 cases resulted in fines and seven led to imprisonment.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Should the sex trade be legalised?

In the past few decades, the operations of sex workers have created many problems for nearby residents.

These residents have had their lives disrupted. Some of them have been mistaken for prostitutes and this has led to them being victims of sexual harassment over a long time.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am