Animal Rights

Wild monkeys hunted for food and medicine for centuries on mainland

Wild monkeys on the mainland have been under pressure from human activity for hundreds of years.

Monday, 9 July, 2007, 12:00am

State investment boosts Kunming centre

Only an hour's drive from the middle of Yunnan's capital, the Kunming National Primate Research Centre is less isolated than hundreds of other mainland breeding hubs for monkeys for experiments.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Activists' secret film exposes the agony in US lab

Misuse, ill-treatment and humiliation of primates at a top US research laboratory has been caught on tape by animal-rights activists.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Think twice before getting a pet

While keeping fit is a trend in society, our pets are getting fatter. It makes you wonder whether we care enough for them.

Because people are so busy, pets are not well cared for. Some people get a pet just because it's trendy and dump it when the trend fades.

Pets are not given enough exercise and eventually become ill and unhealthy.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Woman denies cruelty charge over 112 pets in stinking flat

A woman kept more than a hundred pets in her North Point flat in filthy and crowded conditions, Eastern Court heard yesterday.

Li Yuet-mui, 52, has denied two charges of cruelty to animals between November 27 and December 14, and December 15 to 21.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Place in the sun

Chef Patrick Goubier dubs the small system of streets by Three Pacific Place 'the new SoHo' and he has been quick to claim a piece of it by opening the second branch of Chez Patrick on Sun Street. The month-old eatery is just a stone's throw from the original, on Peel Street, which makes it easy for Goubier to keep an eye on both.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Activists accuse department of failing to prevent animal cruelty

Animal-welfare advocates yesterday accused the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of failing to prevent animal cruelty.

David Wong Kai-yan, of Animal Earth, claimed the department's bureaucracy had ultimately cost the lives of animals.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Call for inquiry into 'brutal' killing of pigs

Animal rights activists and lawmakers have called for an investigation into why an estimated 2,000 pigs were slaughtered by shotgun while others looked on screaming.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

A fair deal for farmers

With rising affluence and an ever-expanding consumerist culture, shopping has become a big part of our lives. Most shoppers will check the price and quality of a product before making a purchase. But they are unlikely to consider other factors, such as how the product is made and what effect their purchase will have on others.

23 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: the cruelty of foie gras

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

channel hop

Given the number and severity of natural catastrophes in the past couple of years, one might expect disaster movies and TV series to be on the wane, superseded by real footage on the news and the myriad documentaries profiling 'super typhoons', 'mega earthquakes' or whatever other force of nature is in vogue in scaremongering circles that week.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Animal rights movement on the rise

We should listen more to nature's voices, says NPC delegate, one of several to champion the cause

The government work report presented at the annual National People's Congress may have focused on improving people's welfare, but for some delegates the welfare of animals is just as important.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Dished Up

Wine'n'Things will hold a vertical tasting of Geoff Merrill Reserve Shiraz tomorrow at Crown Wine Cellars in Shouson Hills. Guests will taste the six vintages from 1999 to 2004.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Shop 401, 4/F the Landmark, Central

Tel: 2166 9000

Open: noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Cuisine: Modern French.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

No place for piglets in crowded city, animal lovers warned

Pet lovers who rush out to buy cute pink piglets to keep them company in the Year of the Pig could be in for a shock.

Although some pet shops say orders for mini pigs - a new global trend - are rolling in, the government has warned that people who keep them in urban areas, or anywhere without a licence, are breaking the law.

21 Feb 2007 - 12:00am