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Animal Welfare

Deaths of dogs may see ban on paraquat

Government officials are considering imposing a ban on over-the-counter sales of the weed killer paraquat, which has been linked to a series of dog deaths.

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 4:58am

Letters to the Editor, November 02, 2012

Extend old-age payment to all senior citizens

I appreciate the initiative taken by the government in proposing a HK$2,200-a-month Old Age Living Allowance to help senior citizens supplement their scant resources.

2 Nov 2012 - 3:56am 1 comment

Recent seizure of ivory in Hong Kong underlines need to save the elephants

Hong Kong's being a bridge between mainland China and the rest of the world is not just about cross-border trade. The seizure at the Kwai Chung container port last week of one of the world's biggest hauls of smuggled ivory re-emphasised that our city also has a duty to uphold international rules. The mainland's rapidly growing appetite for elephant tusks puts us on the firing line.

24 Oct 2012 - 2:29am

Poison suspected of killing four dogs at Big Wave Bay, Shek O

Dog owners are being warned to be on their guard after the deaths of up to four dogs from suspected poisoning at Big Wave Bay in Shek O.

The animals died within days of one another after displaying identical symptoms associated with poisoning from the highly toxic herbicide paraquat.

21 Oct 2012 - 3:45am

Illegal dog traders face crackdown

The government plans to clamp down on unlicensed dog dealers, dog smugglers and puppy farms.

It wants to make it compulsory for anyone trading in dogs or their puppies to hold a permit.

Public consultations on the move started yesterday and will end on November 30.

4 Oct 2012 - 4:26am 3 comments

Relax park rule to let SPCA neuter stray cats there: Welfare groups

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants the government to end the ban on it operating in the city's parks, a measure it says hinders efforts to reduce the population of stray cats.

Public parks are ideal habitats for feral cats, but the government's concern is that the SPCA's presence would encourage irresponsible owners to dump their pets in parks.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:21am

Safety fears over use of draft horses to pull wedding carriages at Hong Kong's Discovery Bay

Goliath's Revenge, Tank, Epic Thunder and Gracie's Eclipse cause quite a stir on their daily walks around Discovery Bay's North Plaza area. Each stands two metres high and weighs about 500kg.

But not everyone is delighted to see the four giants on their sleepy patch and some local residents fear that there may be accidents.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am

SPCA steps up animal trap patrols

Primitive animal traps found across the city - including in Mid-Levels - have severely injured at least eight stray and pet dogs in the past two years.

Three were found in such pain, with a leg crushed in the jaws of the rusty steel traps, that they had to be put down by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

15 Sep 2012 - 3:16am 2 comments

Man who set barking village dog on fire gives himself up

A man turned himself in to police yesterday saying he was responsible for setting fire to a dog in its kennel in a Tuen Mun village at the weekend.

The computer technician, 31, told police he was so annoyed by the animal's barking that he poured paint thinner over the kennel and set it alight.

The owner put out the flames but the dog was so badly burned it had to be put down.

4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am

Rise in pet owners discarding exotic animals

A rising number of exotic animals have been found abandoned on the street and even in an MTR station after owners who bought them out of impulse later lost interest, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

3 Sep 2012 - 4:20am