Letters to the Editor, April 7, 2013

Sydney has anti-light-pollution regulations. Photo: Bloomberg

The global factory farming industry means that millions of animals are raised for food in what can only be described as inhumane conditions. Similarly, the fur industry has a brutal track record and it prefers to keep consumers uninformed about how that divinely soft pelt on a designer coat, or the fluffy fur trim on a new jacket, was manufactured.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 1:42am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 31, 2013

Nothing wrong with wearing fur coats. Photo: SCMP

A study by the University of Hong Kong has revealed how serious a problem light pollution has become in Hong Kong. The worst reading taken by the survey team at the Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui was "1,200 times the International Astronomical Union standard".

31 Mar 2013 - 2:08am 5 comments

Fur design contest has everyone wrapping up

Design contest winners at the InterContinental. Photo: SCMP

While many fashion designers, such as Stella McCartney and Miuccia Prada, eschew the use of fur in their garments, not everyone is content to let fur fly.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:07am

Fur industry targets rich warm countries for future growth

Fur is part of Prada's Spring-Summer collection. Photo: AFP

Fur on Copacabana beach? Why not. Boosted by a 10-year surge in sales to Asia, the global fur industry is primed to take on what it sees as the markets of tomorrow.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:44am

SPCA urges ban on seal imports from Canadian hunts

An import ban in Hong Kong would prevent products made from Canadian seals from entering the mainland market without hurting local business, an animal welfare group that wants to end seal hunts says.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lawmakers support ending seal imports

A campaign to stop the import of products made from Canadian seals killed in an annual hunt has won the support of more than half of all legislators, an animal protection group says.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Winter wonders

1 Fur-lined collar by Marni (HK$3,500)

2 Leather and fur gloves by Max & Co (HK$1,680)

3 Fur collar and scarf by Fendi (HK$5,980)

4 Grey-and-black suede short boots by Chanel (HK$8,400)

5 Olive suede phantom luggage by C?line (HK$18,000)

6 Fur-lined gloves by Alberta Ferretti (HK$1,480)

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Joker Dallaglio takes a dig at England mates

In his 85-game international career for England, Lawrence Dallaglio played at flanker and No 8 so he didn't get much chance to kick the ball.

But that didn't stop him putting the verbal boot in at the Deutsche Bank Valley 7s Long Lunch this week.

Among his light-hearted jibes and gags were digs at some of his England contemporaries, particularly Will Carling.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Need for tougher animal rights laws

I am writing to share my views after reading a newspaper report about the rabbit fur trade.

As this is the Year of the Rabbit, many traders are making use of the opportunity to earn more money. Rabbit fur is used in making clothes, handbags and gloves.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Fur traders deny animal cruelty in Year of the Rabbit

Fur traders hit back at appeals by animal rights campaigners for Hong Kong people not to buy rabbit fur in the Year of the Rabbit, saying claims the animals are skinned alive and tortured are untrue.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Buxom star's ad too hot for airport

An animal welfare group's video of a scantily clad Pamela Anderson and a nude couple campaigning against leather and furs has been deemed too hot for the airport.

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Accessorise all areas at Yuletide

With the holiday season around the corner, there is no better way to add personality to your look than with stylish accessories. Like clothing, there are several trends to look out for when it comes to accessorising for the party season.

15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Who started it? Established in 1959 by Ontario-based Kaufman Footwear, Canadian bootmaker Sorel became part of Columbia Sportswear in 2000.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

If you had to choose one cause to fight for, what would it be?

Karen Lee Ka-ki, 14, Carmel Secondary School

Some people think that wearing fur is a status symbol and a sign of luxury. But millions of innocent animals, including foxes, tigers, mink, otters and snakes, are unnecessarily and cruelly farmed and slaughtered every year because of the fashion world's hunger for animal skins.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Faux fur

In these days of eco-consciousness, animal-rights activism and ostentatious shows of largesse, fur looks anachronistic. But faux fur? That's another story.

The animal-friendly alternative is popping up everywhere in home interiors: as lining for ottomans; as cosy throws on furniture; stitched into sleek cushion covers; even in the upholstering of entire sofas.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am