Animal Welfare

Dog-eaters sent to jail after losing appeal

Four men spent their first night in jail last night for killing dogs to eat, the first in the city to be jailed for the offence. The High Court judge who sent them to jail also warned the public that anyone else committing the offence risked going to jail.

Friday, 29 June, 2007, 12:00am

Mission to save moon bears

A group of Form Two students from HKMA David Li Kwok Po College are raising money for Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) to save moon bears in mainland farms.

AAF - a Hong Kong-based charity - is dedicated to ending cruelty and restoring respect for animals.

This year, the organisation hopes to rescue 500 moon bears from farms in China.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Animal welfare teaching kit

Animal welfare may soon become part of the syllabus for primary and secondary school students.

There has been an increase in the number of animals being abused or maltreated in the city.

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Men appeal jail term for killing dogs to eat

Four villagers ordered to jail for killing two dogs in preparation for eating them did not deserve such harsh treatment, a court heard yesterday.

The villagers - Lau Lap-kei, Wong Yung-hung, Liu Wai-hong and Wong Chun-hung, all in their 40s - were arrested last November as they prepared the dogs for the pot.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Abandoned pets on the rise

Dogs and cats are being abandoned in Macau streets in record numbers and volunteer organisations are struggling to keep pace.

Changes to legislation governing pet ownership is believed to be responsible for the spike.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

A love for animals and a fighting spirit wanted

SPCA seeking an executive director who will make a difference while sticking to the budget

A love of animals and courage to stand your ground are prerequisites for this top role leading an animal-welfare organisation.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

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Ms Toepker, who was tempted to sign a promotional phone service package with PCCW, found the contract period turned out to be six months longer than what she agreed in a phone conversation with the company.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Activists accuse department of failing to prevent animal cruelty

Animal-welfare advocates yesterday accused the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of failing to prevent animal cruelty.

David Wong Kai-yan, of Animal Earth, claimed the department's bureaucracy had ultimately cost the lives of animals.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Monument to rescued moon bear Andrew

Visitors to the Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Sichuan province should not be too alarmed when they see a 3-metre bear looming above them as they enter the sanctuary - it is simply a gift from one of the mainland's most noted sculptors. Tsao Zhi Rong (below) is better known for his imposing monuments to Chairman Mao that are dotted throughout the mainland.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

The United States is a place full of paradox. Sometimes they can perpetuate self-evident lies about their response to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, being in denial because doing something to reduce emissions may have a negative effect on the growth of the US economy, but in the area of animal welfare they are in many ways the pioneers of new ideas.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: pet hoarding

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Pet project for animal rights

Six university students put their marketing and corporate communication skills to use in organising a pet photo and video competition for local animal-lovers.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Number of animal hoarders doubles

Strays are suffering terrible cruelty in cramped homes, welfare groups warn

The number of people who keep dozens of stray animals at their homes has doubled as more pets are dumped by their owners.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Pet problem

Well-meaning people are giving homes to large numbers of abandoned pets. But for some, conditions in these private refuges are so cramped as to be cruel. Are there better ways of dealing with the problem? Write to us

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

channel hop

Given the number and severity of natural catastrophes in the past couple of years, one might expect disaster movies and TV series to be on the wane, superseded by real footage on the news and the myriad documentaries profiling 'super typhoons', 'mega earthquakes' or whatever other force of nature is in vogue in scaremongering circles that week.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am