Animal Rights

Wired science

THE DISPARATE worlds of art and science come together in Kathy High's videos and installations. The New York media artist is at the forefront of an emerging trend of exploring scientific topics that was once the domain of white-coated lab technicians.

Tuesday, 26 July, 2005, 12:00am

Pet projects

Unlike other developed cities, Hong Kong's pet shops are allowed to display and sell cute puppies and kittens to attract the impulse buyer. Many of these animals arrive from the mainland already infected with deadly viruses such as parvo. Pet shops often sell 'fat' animals that, weeks after they are sold, give birth to a litter.

12 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

The killing floes

It is the great Canadian anomaly. We are church-going, peace-keeping, tree-hugging people. We care for our sick and elderly, march against war, house the homeless, welcome refugees and worry about the ozone layer. Then, every spring, something snaps, and we head out on to the ice floes off Newfoundland and kill tens of thousands of baby seals.

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Dished up

Le Tire Bouchon in Central is featuring dishes from the Rhone Valley this month. The dishes, which are available as a three-course set (for $360 plus 10 per cent) or a la carte, include starters of snails, and main courses of lobster and fish stew, and milk-fed rack of veal. Bookings: 2523 5459

4 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Present your arguments

When do you need to make your essay argumentative? When the topic is controversial and you have to show your stance with good support, it is not enough just to present your one-sided arguments. You need to take into account the opposing views. You have to mention the counter-arguments and to refute them.

26 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Scheme for poultry slaughter months off

Officials want more time to study a plan for an automated abattoir in Western

Officials admitted yesterday that the launch of centralised or regional slaughtering of poultry is still months off despite having completed a four-month public consultation last July.

6 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

High-speed chicken abattoir planned for Western

A regional abattoir capable of slaughtering 8,000 chickens an hour is being planned for Western District as the government's first step towards centralised slaughtering of poultry.

5 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Force of law

If a bill recently signed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger comes into effect, shady dealers on street corners will have yet one more illicit item to sell - foie gras.

17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Cheers for cliches

Good old-fashioned fine dining is alive and marinating in Hong Kong

THE BEST FOIE gras concoction I have been served and the oldest fine dining cliches ? these are the things I remember most from eating at nine of Hong Kong?s most celebrated and expensive restaurants.

8 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Zin city

Paul Hsu of Elite Concepts (La Cite, Cinecitta, Kokage, Ye Shanghai and Cafe Mi) has 'soft opened' Zin Wine Bar & Grill in Shanghai (the official opening is scheduled for next month). Chef de cuisine is Adam Levin, part of the husband-and-wife team behind El Taco Loco and New York deli, Archie B's, in Central.

15 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Live chickens 'part of our food heritage'

Poultry trade representatives yesterday urged the government not to introduce a centralised slaughtering system, saying live chicken sales were part of the city's 'unique culinary culture'.

The claim was contained in a petition handed to the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau's office in Central carrying 7,000 signatures.

3 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Going to extremes

Adventurous eaters should take a look at Jerry Hopkins' Extreme Cuisine, a fascinating book that reveals how one person's poison is another's daily fare. Many of the foods mentioned would not be considered unusual in Asia - frog, snake, birds' nest, jellyfish, durian, innards and extremities.

27 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Poll backs centralised slaughter of chickens

66pc would give up live poultry from local retailers to stop bird flu, it finds

Two-thirds of people would be prepared to abandon live chicken retail outlets for a central slaughterhouse selling fresh chickens in order to prevent a bird flu outbreak, a survey has found.

4 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Making your point forcefully

When you are writing an argument, you have to use as many different techniques as possible to get your reader to agree with your views. Being aware of the possible techniques will also help you when you are responding to the writing of other people. It will help you to understand how they are achieving their effects and give you ideas when you have to write your own comprehension.

20 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Bag of tricks

Lounge lizards wanting to inject retro style into their homes might like to check out Slack's latest range of designer beanbags (see www.slackbeanbags.com). Inspired by the colours and designs of the 60s and 70s, the ModDeck series combines stripes of faux fur with super-soft-grain faux leather, which is durable and easy to clean.

18 Apr 2004 - 12:00am