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Animal Rights

Mink-pelt sale draws anger but few bids

The government put 300 mink pelts up for public auction yesterday - but the only real interest shown was from animal concern groups.

The groups said the government was setting a bad example by seeking profit from an inhumane trade.

Friday, 19 October, 2007, 12:00am

Mink-pelt sale draws anger but few bids

The government put 300 mink pelts up for public auction yesterday - but the only real interest shown was from animal concern groups.

The groups said the government was setting a bad example by seeking profit from an inhumane trade.

The auction was held at the government logistics centre in Chai Wan but the mink pelts attracted a poor response from bidders.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Most want tougher action over animal abuse: survey

The government should crack down on people who abandon their pets, most of which are put down, according to a survey by an animal rights organisation.

The online survey, conducted by Animal Earth, found 97.4 per cent of respondents said people who dumped their pets should be punished, and 94 per cent said the penalty for cruelty was too lenient.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Great Dane has a playful touch

Dane Clouston, executive chef, Opia

1/F JIA Boutique Hotel, 1-5 Irving Street, Causeway Bay, 31969100

Dane Clouston does not have a table in the kitchen but he invites select customers to his 'war room' for the foie gras course.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Video competition encourages animal protection

A group of budding filmmakers have made short videos of their pets to help spread the message of animal protection on World Animal Day.

The touching videos, some of which can be viewed on YouTube, were made for a competition launched by Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) to raise awareness of animal protection in Hong Kong last month.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Vets alarmed at illegal drug sales in pet shops

Action urged to tackle sales of antibiotics to treat animals

Animal experts are urging more action to curb the abuse of antibiotics by unscrupulous pet shops.

The calls come as vets complain that many of a growing number of animals with drug-resistant infections are from pet shops.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

A veteran SCMP reporter, Kevin examines the good, bad and ugly sides of life in the city. E-mail him at kevin.sinclair@scmp.com

Common sense from the courts; whoever would have thought it.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Anger at traps for dogs in Sai Kung parks

Cruelty row over snaring of strays

Government workers are using spring-loaded steel traps to capture stray dogs in country parks despite passage of legislation last year that increased the penalties for animal cruelty to three years in jail and a HK$200,000 fine.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

Businessman Frank Pong, 63, is a key benefactor of the Animals Asia Foundation and recently visited its rescue centre in Chengdu to unveil a statue to its mascot Andrew the bear. Mr Pong believes bringing about a change in attitudes on the mainland may take a generation or more

19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am