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Animal Welfare

Officials set 1,000 cats loose in Jiangsu forest: reports

Animal activists are combing a forest in eastern China for more than 1,000 kittens rescued from a meat supplier only to be let loose in the wild by local authorities, an organiser said on Monday.

Tuesday, 5 November, 2013, 1:13pm

Chinese officials agree to monitor dog meat festival after activists protest

A festival dedicated to dog meat in southern China has been targeted by protesting animal lovers, who have won a minor concession from local officials, an activist said on Wednesday.

19 Jun 2013 - 4:31pm

Groups unite to fight abuse of animals by setting up a network of protection

About 20 volunteers from the Alliance for Hong Kong Animal Police - formed by Animal Earth, the Animal-Friendly Alliance and the Non-Profit Making Veterinary Service among others - will pursue abuse cases spotted by the public or by fellow volunteers across the city.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:42am

Snip for strays helps win feral cat fight

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) set up its Cat Colony Care Programme in 2000. The method behind its attempts to stabilise and reduce the number of stray and feral cats involves three steps: trap, neuter and release.

9 Jun 2013 - 8:26am

Police look into making Lantau drivers go slow after cow deaths

Bumps, ramps and special traffic-slowing road surfaces are among measures being considered by police to curb speeding on Lantau following the death of eight cows in a hit-and-run accident last week.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:47pm 1 comment

Bear bile firm's IPO pullout a boost for animal welfare

A nugget of good news for animal welfare groups has emerged from the gloom in Chinese equity markets in recent months.

7 Jun 2013 - 1:12am

Chinese animal activists petition White House against dog meat festival in Guangxi

China’s dog lovers and animal enthusiasts, fretting over the looming  “Dog Meat Festival” - an annual event held Yulin, Guangxi on June 21-  have pulled every string possible to avert what they call “a bloody celebration.”

23 May 2013 - 2:53pm 1 comment

Reward offered to track down dog poisoner on Cheung Chau

An animal welfare group is offering an HK$8,000 reward for help in finding the culprit behind the deaths of seven dogs over the past three weeks on Cheung Chau.

21 Apr 2013 - 8:00am

Animals need care, not bureaucracy

It should come as no surprise that those paid by taxpayers to capture and take care of stray or abandoned animals are not usually those who care most about their welfare. Still, it was a bit of a shock to witness the cavalier or even callous attitude of workers from the SPCA and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am 5 comments

Pet lovers brave rain for Paw Paw walk

Hundreds of dog lovers and their owners braved atrocious weather to attend the Penfold Paw Paw Hoof Hoof Carnival in Sha Tin.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:56am