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Animal Welfare

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This week: Ethics

Friday, 1 February, 2008, 12:00am

Officers get guide on animal abuse cases

Internal guidelines on handling animal abuse cases had been issued for frontline police, commissioner Tang King-shing said yesterday.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Man-eating plant a hard act to follow, but how about Juanita the lobster?

Last year he performed opposite a man-eating plant named Audrey. Now actor Matthew Hale will tackle an even more outrageous character, narrating one of two music-accompanied stories for the City Chamber Orchestra's family concerts tomorrow.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of the SPCA's proposal on children owning pets?

I write regarding the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' suggestion that nobody under 16 years of age should buy or adopt a pet. At Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) the minimum age is 21.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of the SPCA's proposal on children owning pets?

I refer to the report ('Don't let children under 16 own pets, SPCA proposes', January 17), which helps promote further debate on this subject.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Don't let children under 16 own pets, SPCA proposes

Society suggests age limit to ensure welfare of animals

Only those aged above 16 should be allowed to own a pet, while abusers should be permanently barred from keeping one, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has proposed.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Saviours of doomed cats, dogs

The following are some of the organisations in Hong Kong which are dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare.

Hong Kong Cat Salvation Army

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Plea for police action to halt animal abuse

Pet lovers want police to step up enforcement of laws against animal abuse.

In a survey by the Democratic Party and animal rights concern group Animal Earth, 65 per cent of 1,682 respondents said they wanted more police teams assigned to investigate cases of animal cruelty and abandonment.

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

animal welfare

Word Power

Match the following words with their meanings on the right

1. cruelty

2. resolve

3. tortured

4. blurred

5. culprits

a. subjected to intense mental or physical suffering

b. strong determination to achieve something

c. people who have broken the law

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Pet lovers demand tougher action on abuse

Pet lovers want police to step up enforcement of laws against animal abuse.

In a survey by the Democratic Party and animal rights concern group Animal Earth, 65 per cent of 1,682 respondents said they wanted more police teams assigned to investigate cases of animal cruelty and abandonment.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Mainlanders show major attitude shift

A grinning man clad in army fatigues brandishes a rifle, a dead boar lies at his feet. He wears a helmet and an ammunition belt stuffed with gun cartridges.

His image, plastered all over Beijing's subway, is the face of a new hunting reserve, a half-day's drive from the capital.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

China's animal rights record

China has no national-level animal welfare protection laws. In 2004, it scrapped draft animal rights legislation, arguing the public wasn't ready.

9 Jan 2008 - 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

Reality bites

A grinning man clad in army fatigues brandishes a rifle, a dead boar lies at his feet. Leaves are stuck to his hunting helmet and an ammunition belt stuffed with gun cartridges hugs his portly waist. His image, plastered all over Beijing's subway, is the face of a new hunting reserve, a half day's drive from the capital.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1958

Jamaica, December 31

Police were searching for 21-year-old Frederick Cormack, who broke out of his prison cell and into the police officers' canteen on Christmas Eve.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am