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Animal Rights

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.

Saturday, 20 August, 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