Animal Rights

Sealing the fate of wildlife

Few issues in Canada provoke greater furore among animal rights groups than the annual spring hunt for seals off the Atlantic coast.

Sunday, 16 March, 2008, 12:00am

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Show yourself some respect

My Primary Six class teacher said: 'Respect yourself and others will respect you.'

At the time, I couldn't really understand what that meant.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of Times Square's public space?

Times Square management is being criticised for letting out its ground floor piazza space for profit.

11 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Helping out at the vet's was the start of a life's journey

When I was a teenager in northwestern London in the 1970s, I used to go and help out at my local vet's after school and in the holidays. I must've spent weeks there and they let me be very hands-on looking after the animals. I'd even foster some, bring them home and be involved in their healing process.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Call to make dumping animals an offence

Lawmakers are urging the government to make abandoning animals an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance.

A proposal to that effect was put forward at a meeting yesterday of the Legislative Council's panel on food safety and environmental hygiene.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should repeat animal abusers be barred from owning pets?

In recent years there has been a lot of discussion about the problem of animal abuse. People caught abusing animals are arrested and punished by the courts.

I think those people who reoffend must be barred from owing pets.

Society has already given them a chance to turn over a new leaf.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Plea for police action to halt animal abuse

Pet lovers want police to step up enforcement of laws against animal abuse.

In a survey by the Democratic Party and animal rights concern group Animal Earth, 65 per cent of 1,682 respondents said they wanted more police teams assigned to investigate cases of animal cruelty and abandonment.

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Mainlanders show major attitude shift

A grinning man clad in army fatigues brandishes a rifle, a dead boar lies at his feet. He wears a helmet and an ammunition belt stuffed with gun cartridges.

His image, plastered all over Beijing's subway, is the face of a new hunting reserve, a half-day's drive from the capital.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

China's animal rights record

China has no national-level animal welfare protection laws. In 2004, it scrapped draft animal rights legislation, arguing the public wasn't ready.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

animal rights

Word power

Match the words on the left with their meanings on the right.

1 brandishes

2 ammunition

3 backlash

4 bold

5 outrageous

6 notorious

a. immoral, shocking

b. well-known for some bad quality or deed

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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Aimless teens cause for concern

A survey has revealed that about 80 per cent of teenagers have not set any targets and most of them want to make money from investments.

Our society is much more materialistic nowadays.

Many teenagers believe that no matter what they do, their main aim should be to make money and buy the things they want.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Baobao the pig's brief stardom could save her from nasty fate

A gift from Maggie Cheung Man-yuk may turn out to be a gift of life.

Baobao the pig caught the attention of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals when the actress gave her treats at a recent charity event in Huize county, Yunnan . The animal-rights group is appealing to county officials to save the sow's life.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Dished up

Water Margin in Causeway Bay is serving a three-course set menu with cocktails for HK$628 plus 10 per cent per couple.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: ignorance and cruelty

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Festive food

American fare

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am