Animal Welfare

Activists urge action over pet cruelty

Animal rights activists have accused police of encouraging people to harm stray cats after another case of abuse emerged.

Thursday, 27 December, 2007, 12:00am

Pet cafe hounded out of business

Popular locale fights law prohibiting dogs in eateries

Despite the popularity of unofficial pet cafes, one shop that tried to go legal has been denied a licence because it allowed dogs on to its premises.

The decision has caused an outcry from Hong Kong's pet-loving public.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Close encounters with animals

Paper 1a

Preparing for HKCEE English Paper 1a, Reading

Where can you find the information? Read the items of information and then decide where particular details can be found.

17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: ignorance and cruelty

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Woman on probation but gets to keep 50 pets

A magistrate was hailed yesterday for 'raising the social status of animals' after he allowed a woman to keep custody of about 50 pets she had been convicted of abusing, over the objections of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Boom in fancy pets means more dogs dying in kennels

Celebrities making animal dumping worse, say experts

More than 30 dogs a day are receiving lethal injections in government kennels as a craze for expensive pedigree pets - which end up abandoned - exacerbates a rise in the number of animals put to death in Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1979

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Connect with wildlife and be rewarded

Next to a vet, being a curator at a zoological facility or animal-based theme park is probably the profession that suits people who love spending long hours with animals and have a desire to connect with wildlife.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Concerned bankers embrace bear market

Bankers aren't supposed to like bear runs, but three local financiers have put aside their reservations to help Animals Asia's moon bear sanctuary in Chengdu.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


How can respect for animals be promoted?

People who care about animal welfare tend to be quite well off and they can afford the cost of looking after an animal.

Poor people have to think about their own livelihoods. In some extreme cases, they may use cats and dogs for food, which is accepted in Chinese culture.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Animal-lovers decry 'police apathy'

About 500 animal-lovers and their pets marched from Chater Garden to the Central Government Offices yesterday to condemn the police for failing to investigate abuse against stray cats and dogs.

Participants in the march organised by the Cat Society and Animal Earth chanted 'Cold-blooded police. Accomplices of murderers'.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Woman calls police over cats 'buried alive'

A cat lover called police to an Aberdeen park yesterday complaining that cats had been repeatedly buried alive by workers filling in a hole in the park with rocks and soil.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Neuticles

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Police criticised after kitten found with legs chopped off

An animal concern group accused police last night of being totally uninterested in acting against animal abuse after a one-month-old kitten was found outside a supermarket on Choi Yuen Estate, Sheung Shui, on Tuesday night with its hind legs chopped off.

Elaine Chan Ling-yi, founder of the Cat Society, said she reported the case to police but they only put it on file.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Pet lovers fight to save dumped dogs from the butchers

Animal activists in Zhengzhou, Henan province, are racing against time to rescue pet dogs awaiting slaughter in wet market butcheries after their owners abandoned them because of new pet ownership regulations.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am