Animal Testing

Letters to the Editor, December 30, 2012

The city faces stiff competition from Shanghai. Photo: AFP

I refer to the article by Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen. Mr Yuen extols the role that Hong Kong plays as an international legal service centre. In that context, I would urge him to look into the area of sovereign immunity.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 6:03am 2 comments

Hong Kong ban on cosmetic animal tests sought as example to mainland

Nick Palmer says animal testing is old-fashioned. Photo: KY Cheng

Hong Kong should impose a blanket ban on beauty products tested on animals to keep up with the global trends and set an example to the mainland, animal welfare advocates said.

19 Nov 2012 - 4:35am 2 comments

Cosmetics firms 'abandon cruelty-free policies' to stake claim in China market

Leading cosmetics brands are alleged to have quietly abandoned their cruelty-free policies to get a slice of the massive mainland market.

Animal welfare groups have now removed big names such as Estee Lauder, Mary Kay and Avon, as well as L'Occitane, from their list of cruelty-free brands and plan to call for customer boycotts.

13 Aug 2012 - 7:43am

We cannot learn about behaviour of animals by keeping them locked in zoos

Your article ('Sea change for Ocean Park?' September 19), raises several important issues highlighting the ongoing battle between the proponents and opponents of zoological parks.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

animal rights

Word power

Match the words on the left with their meanings on the right.

1 brandishes

2 ammunition

3 backlash

4 bold

5 outrageous

6 notorious

a. immoral, shocking

b. well-known for some bad quality or deed

9 Jan 2008 - 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

Activists accuse department of failing to prevent animal cruelty

Animal-welfare advocates yesterday accused the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of failing to prevent animal cruelty.

David Wong Kai-yan, of Animal Earth, claimed the department's bureaucracy had ultimately cost the lives of animals.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Urban jungle

This week: gay sheep, animal rights and the media

A controversy has raged over media reports about a couple of scientists in the United States experimenting on gay sheep and studying what makes them hormonally gay. Media, animal rights groups and gay activists have been in a frenzy over what the research implies.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Two-week jail term for man who let dog starve to death

A construction worker who left his Pomeranian dog to starve to death was given a two-week jail term yesterday - the heaviest sentence so far for animal abuse.

3 Aug 2006 - 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

Inhumane treatment of animals is unacceptable

I am concerned about tests on animals in the cosmetics industry.

24 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Animals experiment law attacked as outdated

Hong Kong's 'outdated' animal experimentation law has been attacked for failing to regulate research such as genetic manipulation, behavioural studies and killing of animals to obtain tissue samples.

8 Apr 2002 - 12:00am