Cruelty to Animals

Bear-bile business has already lost the PR war

Let's be honest and admit that we Chinese do not have a good reputation among people of the world in terms of our treatment of animals. There is a joke about the Cantonese that they are entrepreneurial people capable of excelling in many professions - but not zookeeper.

Thursday, 23 February, 2012, 12:00am

Look after your Pets, or else - new law mulled

Pet owners could be forced to provide adequate exercise, health care and living conditions for their animals under changes being considered to the animal protection law.

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department told the Sunday Morning Post it was looking at introducing a 'duty of care' provision in the law as part of ongoing reviews of animal protection rules.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

SPCA volunteer marks big day

An 84-year-old who saved the lives of 1,500 cats, monkeys and snakes fired Jardines' Noonday Gun yesterday to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

24 Jun 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

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


Time to treat animal cruelty with the seriousness it deserves

I refer to the article ('Appeal to Find Homes for 140 Dogs', April 10) and wish to express my shock at the leniency of the sentence passed on the alleged dog breeder, Lam Wai-sze, who admitted causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai's plan to cull stray dogs stirs outcry

The Shanghai government has stirred up controversy with a proposal to cull stray dogs that are not claimed within 30 days.

The plan, part of draft revisions to the city's regulations on dog ownership, prompted heated debate during public consultation sessions on Monday, according to local media, and the discussion has continued in online forums.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Government must introduce trap, neuter, return scheme for strays

I refer to the letters from Catherine LaJeunesse ('Deal with strays problem by making pet owners obey the existing laws', November 7) and Brooke Babington, of STOP! Save HK's Cats and Dogs ('Government's catch-and-kill policy for stray animals has clearly failed', November 14).

Many of Ms LaJeunesse's suggestions are absolutely correct.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Outdated laws hamper ability to do high-quality animal research

It was with great interest that I read your report ('Legco pushes for animal rights', November 1) and it is heartening to note that the chief executive included animal welfare in his policy address.

However, it disappoints me greatly to see that the his policy initiative is limited to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Ordinance.

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Legco pushes for animal rights

They may have contrasting views when it comes to human affairs, but lawmakers have formed a united front to fight for the rights of animals.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Government must change the way it treats stray animals

Thousands of dogs are being put down every year in Hong Kong because there are not enough good homes for them.

They die because of short-sighted attitudes and bad decision-making.

Pet owners abandon these loyal servants and make them homeless.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Graduates, adapt to difficult times

I am writing to express my concern over the impact of the financial crisis on graduates.

The economy of Hong Kong relies a lot on trade. Trade is highly susceptible to changes in the market environment.

Due to the financial crisis, many companies have been forced to lay off their workers.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Education holds the key

I think sex education is important. Many people seem to think children will learn more about sex as they grow up. This is not true.

Chinese parents rarely talk about the subject with their children.

2 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Drink-driving offences are only the tip of a very large iceberg

So 'Hong Kong's roads are safer' ('More held as drink-drive loophole shut', November 16). Maybe, but where is the evidence? There are other measures, long overdue, which would improve safety far more.

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Programme teaches animal care

Animals need to be handled with care - that's the message more than 35,000 primary and secondary school students will receive in an education programme on the humane treatment of our furry and feathered friends.

Students will learn to respect and treasure living things as they get to know different types of animals and how to handle them.

7 Jul 2008 - 12:00am