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Animal Welfare

Foster scheme to bring seized dogs back to health

Sugar and Snowy were in poor shape when they were rescued from the hands of illegal dealers during a police crackdown on internet pet sales last month.

Monday, 23 May, 2011, 12:00am

Cat abuse outrage

Animal rights concern groups are calling on the government to set up an animal police squad after a recent spate of abuse cases.

Such a squad would act as a deterrent against abuse and increase the chances of solving cases, says Chu Po-shan, a member of the group, Happy Animals.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

No police animal squad despite kitten's shooting

Calls for a special police unit to be set up to investigate cruelty to animals after an air gun attack on a kitten were rejected yesterday by the force, which said enhanced co-operation with animal advocacy groups and government officials was the way forward.

The calls came as demonstrations were held against what activists say is a rising tide of animal cruelty cases.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Homes for dogs sought as SPCA kennels fill up

A series of crackdowns on illegal breeding and the sale of dogs on the internet has left the SPCA facilities almost full to capacity.

As a result, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has called on the public to adopt the dogs, many of them pure-bred.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Laws must be updated to save pets from abuse

Hong Kong likes to think of itself as a caring society. We're undeniably charitable and devote a large part of our financial resources to the needs of the least well-off in society. But that devotion doesn't extend to the well-being of animals, thousands of which are put to death each year because no one wants them.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

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.

20 Apr 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