Animal Rights

Longer jail terms sought for animal cruelty

Legislators yesterday urged the government to consider doubling the maximum jail term for animal cruelty to two years, saying that increasing the maximum fine to $100,000 will not be a sufficient deterrent.

Wednesday, 12 April, 2006, 12:00am

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Q Should penalties for cruelty to animals be increased?

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Seal of disapproval

First it was Sir Paul McCartney and wife Heather sprawled on the ice in a photo opportunity with a baby seal. Then, it was 71-year-old Brigitte Bardot, in Ottawa last week pleading for a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Yes, that means the 'whitecoats' are emerging from their mother's wombs and Canada is receiving its annual black eye for the seal hunt.

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Slaughterhouse opponents fear bird flu threat

Plan would see poultry processed 200 metres from homes

Opposition was mounting yesterday over a government plan for a poultry slaughterhouse to be built about 200 metres from a residential area in Sheung Shui.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Activists urge animal welfare law

Animal rights advocates, veterinarians and academics meeting in Guangzhou over the weekend called for countrywide animal welfare laws.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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Q Would you visit Disney again free of charge within 3 months?

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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Q How can animal welfare be improved?

On March 18, an 18-month-old dog with its legs chopped off was found abandoned in a garbage dump. Such inhuman and brutal behaviour is infuriating.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Official dismisses conspiracy claims on preparation for central abattoir

A senior official has dismissed allegations of a conspiracy in the government's central slaughtering plan, saying the three-year lead time is entirely justifiable.

'There are all sorts of conspiracy theories suggested, but our policy is clear - central slaughtering is the way forward and we are serious about it,' said the official.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Just as well opposites did not attract on fur

Sometimes, you cannot help but get a kick out of ironic synchronicity. On Friday, CitySeen received two invitation e-mails in quick succession with completely opposite agendas. One came from the largest fur auction house in Denmark, Kopenhagen Fur.

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Activists stage human zoo to show fur trade cruelty

Activists crammed themselves into wire cages in Causeway Bay yesterday to illustrate the plight of animals in the fur trade.

The action by three members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals coincided with the opening of the Hong Kong International Fur and Fashion Fair 2006 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Poultry payout policy riles lawmakers

They say the government is failing to give a straight answer on why it won't compensate owners of backyard chickens

Legislators yesterday accused the government of constantly changing its rationale for rejecting calls to compensate owners of backyard chickens.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Activists step up campaign to block dog-meat law

Indigenous people say they have right to eat the animals

Animal rights activists are campaigning against a resolution allowing legal consumption of dog meat in one Philippine province.

Only the endorsement of governor Borromeo Melchor is needed for the resolution to take effect in Benguet province.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

The killing fields

It looks like a bizarre mirage. On a sweltering mid-summer's day, the sun beats down on an open-air market, dust and diesel fumes blow in from the nearby main road and for as far as the eye can see, the streets are lined with animal fur.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Horrific footage sparks war of words

A shocking video showing a raccoon dog being skinned alive then left to die on a heap of carcasses in China has dented fur sales and set off a furious debate over its authenticity between animal rights groups and fur-trade officials on the mainland.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Monkeys come to aid of injured companion

A group of monkeys pulled their injured companion off a country road yesterday in an apparent act of compassion witnessed by a motorcyclist who knocked the animal down.

The act of animal courage was played out on Tai Po Road at about 8.15 am, police said, when the motorcyclist, a 45-year-old woman, was heading towards Kowloon. The accident happened near Villa Carlton.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am