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Animal Rights

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.

Thursday, 19 July, 2007, 12:00am

Monkey breeding is big business

Soaring demand from US scientists spurs boom in raising primates

Xie Liping politely turns down a request to visit the core of her primate breeding centre in Nanning, saying the reason is purely technical.

'We must ensure the monkeys are not contaminated by humans,' said Ms Xie, the owner of Guangxi Weimei Bio-Tech Company.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Wild monkeys hunted for food and medicine for centuries on mainland

Wild monkeys on the mainland have been under pressure from human activity for hundreds of years.

Emperors during the Qing dynasty were partial to scooping out the brain of a living monkey for a tasty treat, and the practice continues to this day, particularly in some southern provinces.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

State investment boosts Kunming centre

Only an hour's drive from the middle of Yunnan's capital, the Kunming National Primate Research Centre is less isolated than hundreds of other mainland breeding hubs for monkeys for experiments.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Activists' secret film exposes the agony in US lab

Misuse, ill-treatment and humiliation of primates at a top US research laboratory has been caught on tape by animal-rights activists.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Think twice before getting a pet

While keeping fit is a trend in society, our pets are getting fatter. It makes you wonder whether we care enough for them.

Because people are so busy, pets are not well cared for. Some people get a pet just because it's trendy and dump it when the trend fades.

Pets are not given enough exercise and eventually become ill and unhealthy.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Woman denies cruelty charge over 112 pets in stinking flat

A woman kept more than a hundred pets in her North Point flat in filthy and crowded conditions, Eastern Court heard yesterday.

Li Yuet-mui, 52, has denied two charges of cruelty to animals between November 27 and December 14, and December 15 to 21.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Place in the sun

Chef Patrick Goubier dubs the small system of streets by Three Pacific Place 'the new SoHo' and he has been quick to claim a piece of it by opening the second branch of Chez Patrick on Sun Street. The month-old eatery is just a stone's throw from the original, on Peel Street, which makes it easy for Goubier to keep an eye on both.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am