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Animal Rights

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This week: ignorance and cruelty

Friday, 14 December, 2007, 12:00am

Festive food

American fare

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Third of pets bought from shops falling ill

Animal welfare advocates have called for greater regulation of the pet trade after a survey found one-third of animals bought in pet shops fell ill within seven days.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


How can respect for animals be promoted?

People who care about animal welfare tend to be quite well off and they can afford the cost of looking after an animal.

Poor people have to think about their own livelihoods. In some extreme cases, they may use cats and dogs for food, which is accepted in Chinese culture.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Animal-lovers decry 'police apathy'

About 500 animal-lovers and their pets marched from Chater Garden to the Central Government Offices yesterday to condemn the police for failing to investigate abuse against stray cats and dogs.

Participants in the march organised by the Cat Society and Animal Earth chanted 'Cold-blooded police. Accomplices of murderers'.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Animal rights protester's performance a cut above the rest

An animal rights activist yesterday staged a 'naked' protest in busy Causeway Bay against meat eating.

Ashley Fruno, a campaigner with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific, wore only underwear and painted herself like a butcher's diagram near Jardine's Bazaar to urge people to go vegetarian.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Police criticised after kitten found with legs chopped off

An animal concern group accused police last night of being totally uninterested in acting against animal abuse after a one-month-old kitten was found outside a supermarket on Choi Yuen Estate, Sheung Shui, on Tuesday night with its hind legs chopped off.

Elaine Chan Ling-yi, founder of the Cat Society, said she reported the case to police but they only put it on file.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


What should be done to help dumped animals?

People should be dissuaded from buying expensive pure-bred dogs from pet shops, but, instead, encouraged to adopt an abandoned animal from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

This is one of the most effective ways to curb the problem of dumped animals.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am