Thinking of getting a furry, feathered or exotic pet as a new member of the family? Across Hong Kong, hundreds of adorable and loving animals are waiting for adoption.Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am
Extracting bile from the gall bladders of Asiatic black bears for use in traditional Chinese medicine is not a pretty sight, nor is it a pleasant experience for the creatures. Yet Guizhentang Pharmaceutical is willing to ignore that in the name of the extraordinary profits that can be made.1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Long-term solution to bile farms
I feel sorry for those poor animals suffering in unsupervised bear bile farms.
A lot of these farms perform inhumane procedures in order to obtain more bile for profits. Such procedures endanger the bears' lives.
I think we need to aim for long- and short-term solutions.29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Animal rights activists are pitted against supporters of traditional Chinese medicine over plans by Gui Zhen Tang Pharmaceutical, one of the mainland's biggest producers of bear bile, to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the ChiNext stock exchange.25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Let's be honest and admit that we Chinese do not have a good reputation among people of the world in terms of our treatment of animals. There is a joke about the Cantonese that they are entrepreneurial people capable of excelling in many professions - but not zookeeper.23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Guizhentang Pharmaceutical - the bear bile producer that has come under fire for planning a public listing - let selected mainland media tour its bear farm in Fujian yesterday.23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
If you think 'de-finning' live sharks is cruel, try milking bears for their bile. This involves confining Asiatic moon bears to small cages for long periods, sometimes their entire lives, and the use of catheters to extract bile from their gall bladders. The process is gruesome and painful.22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
Chief executive rivals attend forum21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Pet owners could be forced to provide adequate exercise, health care and living conditions for their animals under changes being considered to the animal protection law.
The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department told the Sunday Morning Post it was looking at introducing a 'duty of care' provision in the law as part of ongoing reviews of animal protection rules.19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
The public are being asked whether animal welfare groups should be allowed to desex stray dogs and return them to the wild in Sai Kung, Lamma Island and Yuen Long.6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am