Animal Rights

Urban jungle

This week: Animal cruelty and neglect

Friday, 9 February, 2007, 12:00am

Urban jungle

This week: gay sheep, animal rights and the media

A controversy has raged over media reports about a couple of scientists in the United States experimenting on gay sheep and studying what makes them hormonally gay. Media, animal rights groups and gay activists have been in a frenzy over what the research implies.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

First person

We had a demonstration last week outside the Burberry store in Central. We are targeting Burberry because they will not stop using fur. Other high-end fashion firms like Ralph Lauren's Polo label have promised not to use fur in their clothes. Burberry will not do it. It just doesn't seem to be a priority for them.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Animals under threat

The recent dog cull in Beijing sparked heated protests from animal lovers around the world.

In a bid to stem the spread of rabies, the Chinese government bludgeoned tens of thousands of unregistered dogs to death in front of their tearful owners.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Stylishly more suited to the arctic

We may not wear the stuff, but there is no doubt the local fur industry is alive and thriving. The Hong Kong Fur Federation once again kicked off one of the year's first events on Friday at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Agriculture chief urges caution over giving pets for Christmas

The head of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department yesterday urged people to think twice before buying a pet as a Christmas gift.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Search for owner after 113 pets are found in flat

More than a hundred live pets - and one dead - were removed from a 400 sq ft flat in North Point yesterday after neighbours complained of a putrid smell.

Mystery surrounded the owner of the 113 animals, after neighbours said they had seen a 'strange' woman coming in to tend them but that she had not been seen for some time.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

An animal's best friend

According to media reports, more than 50,000 dogs were slaughtered in the first few days after mainland officials ordered mass killings in response to a rabies outbreak. Many of these had reportedly already been vaccinated against rabies when they were killed.

4 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Minority of HK pet owners ready to give animals away

Almost 8 per cent of pet owners have considered abandoning their animals because they no longer like them, according to official figures.

The latest figures released by the Census and Statistics Department revealed that 12.6 per cent of all families in Hong Kong own pets. Of these, nearly half own dogs, nearly one-quarter keep cats and nearly 20 per cent own tortoises.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Stop and think about our daily lives

I recently received an e-card with the wording: 'Are you wearing my skin?'

I was curious and clicked on the link. There was a picture of a cat and a dog, and an article about fur.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Aid group accuses police of inaction over animal cruelty

Vet says chopped puppy could have died during delays

An animal rescue organisation that saved a brutally attacked puppy from near death has hit out at police for their inaction over this and previous cruelty cases on Lantau Island.

15 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Two-week jail term for man who let dog starve to death

A construction worker who left his Pomeranian dog to starve to death was given a two-week jail term yesterday - the heaviest sentence so far for animal abuse.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Strong animal instinct

Few philosophers have had to engage in such filthy work as Peter Singer, regarded as the father of animal liberation.

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Government taking tougher line on cruelty to animals

Updated at 7.09pm: The government on Friday proposed tougher penalties on forms of cruelty to animals such as beating, kicking and torturing them.

A spokesman said the proposals, included in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Bill 2006, were designed to increase deterrence.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Expand your vocabulary

The highlighted words have been chosen from the South China Morning Post's top news stories to help you improve your word power

Wok-fried foie gras? Mainlanders are discovering the rich, buttery taste of the delicacy on French holidays and are asking for it back home, spurring a growing industry.

30 May 2006 - 12:00am