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Fur Farming

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.

Sunday, 6 February, 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

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

Fur ad in programme for Arts Festival sparks Peta outcry

Animal rights campaigners have called on arts lovers to protest after a fur industry advertisement appeared in the programme for the publicly funded Hong Kong Arts Festival.

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: The plight of the chinchilla

We see quite a lot of exotic animals at the clinic compared with 10 years ago. The market for exotics has steadily grown to the point where on some days, 50 per cent of our patients are exotic animals. These include rabbits, turtles, hamsters, birds, fish, lizards, snakes and, last but not least, chinchillas.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

First person

We had a demonstration last week outside the Burberry store in Central. We are targeting Burberry because they will not stop using fur. Other high-end fashion firms like Ralph Lauren's Polo label have promised not to use fur in their clothes. Burberry will not do it. It just doesn't seem to be a priority for them.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Aim to end ban on democrats

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen deserves credit for persuading mainland leaders to allow pro-democracy camp lawmakers to visit Guangdong. It may be only for 36 hours, but the agreement on Hong Kong legislators' visit has broken the deadlock. It is a very significant step in the right direction.

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

The killing fields

It looks like a bizarre mirage. On a sweltering mid-summer's day, the sun beats down on an open-air market, dust and diesel fumes blow in from the nearby main road and for as far as the eye can see, the streets are lined with animal fur.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Fur flies in fashion statement

Anti-fur activists squat in a cage in Causeway Bay to demonstrate the cramped rearing conditions they say are found in fur farming. The protesters, from the Hong Kong Animal Action group, were making a statement ahead of this weekend's International Fur & Fashion Fair.

27 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Barbaric industry

The 700,000 members worldwide of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and humane people everywhere, are shocked that Hong Kong retailers are pushing fur (story headlined, 'The fur is flying' South China Morning Post, July 5).

22 Jul 2000 - 12:00am