Animal Welfare

Raid reveals cruelty behind web puppy trade

An animal welfare group is urging people to avoid buying puppies over the internet after 44 pure-bred dogs, some just three weeks old, were rescued in a raid on a trader in Kwun Tong suspected of illegally selling dogs online.

Wednesday, 20 April, 2011, 12:00am

Appeal to find homes for 140 rescued dogs

An animal welfare group is looking for homes for more than 140 pedigree dogs rescued in a raid on a suspected illegal dog breeding centre.

The dogs were discovered living outside, cooped up in filthy, cramped metal cages with very little shelter from the weather in Lau Fau Shan, in the New Territories, six months ago.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Ruling upheld on docking of wages

Docking the wages of a police officer charged with crimes does not affect the presumption of innocence, the Court of Final Appeal ruled yesterday, upholding a Court of Appeal ruling. Yeung Chung-ming, who was charged with fraud in 2003, argued that his wages should not have been docked before he was found guilty. Yeung was sacked after his conviction.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Prosecutions up for cruelty to animals

The number of people prosecuted for cruelty to animals increased from 30 in 2006 to 42 last year, government figures reveal.

All but two of the 42 prosecutions led to convictions. Among them, 26 cases resulted in fines and seven led to imprisonment.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Toasty-toed bears have knitters to thank

Rescued moon bears having surgery to repair organs damaged during the harvesting of their bile will have warm paws, thanks to the warm hearts of knitters around the world.

The bears have been kept at a sanctuary in Chengdu, Sichuan, after being saved from bile farms, where they had been caged for years with open wounds in their sides.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Sealing the fate of wildlife

Few issues in Canada provoke greater furore among animal rights groups than the annual spring hunt for seals off the Atlantic coast.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Is closing schools the right move amid the flu outbreak?

The closure of the schools might have been a bit sudden, but it is one of the most effective ways to break the chain of spread during a flu outbreak. The community should be more appreciative of prevention measures during an outbreak.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


What do you think of Times Square's public space?

Times Square management is being criticised for letting out its ground floor piazza space for profit.

11 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Another cat found dead from abuse

A cat was found dead, apparently after being abused, in Siu Sai Wan yesterday, where another cat was believed to have been beaten to death by 10 young people earlier last week.

Animal Earth chief officer David Wong Kai-yan has described the latest case as a challenge to law and order in Hong Kong.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

10 youngsters held over killing of cat

Police have arrested 10 young people on suspicion of beating a cat to death with two wooden batons in Siu Sai Wan early yesterday.

Officers were called when residents saw a group of youngsters chasing and beating a cat on a hillside outside Hiu Tsui Court in Hiu Tsui Street at 1.44am.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Helping out at the vet's was the start of a life's journey

When I was a teenager in northwestern London in the 1970s, I used to go and help out at my local vet's after school and in the holidays. I must've spent weeks there and they let me be very hands-on looking after the animals. I'd even foster some, bring them home and be involved in their healing process.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


What do you think of police handling of the nude photos scandal?

Is this a case of a few unwise young computer technicians stealing their client's property, or did the police get clumsily embroiled in a much wider plot? Is there more than meets the eye with these soft-porn images?

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Call to make dumping animals an offence

Lawmakers are urging the government to make abandoning animals an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance.

A proposal to that effect was put forward at a meeting yesterday of the Legislative Council's panel on food safety and environmental hygiene.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


Should repeat animal abusers be barred from owning pets?

In recent years there has been a lot of discussion about the problem of animal abuse. People caught abusing animals are arrested and punished by the courts.

I think those people who reoffend must be barred from owing pets.

Society has already given them a chance to turn over a new leaf.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Animal abusers face pet ban

Persistent animal abusers would be barred by the courts from keeping pets under government proposals disclosed yesterday.

But suggested amendments to pet-shop licensing conditions, such as restricting the supply of dogs to animals from reputable breeds, have been delayed after opposition from the pet trade.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am