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Animal Rights

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.

Thursday, 17 April, 2008, 12:00am

Talkback

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

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.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

letters

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