International Fund for Animal Welfare

High hopes

Each year the Beijing Raptors Rescue Centre nurses back to health more than 300 injured birds that were rescued from the wild or turned in by their captors. More than 43 types of raptor can be found year-round, as the city is on their migratory route.

Saturday, 30 July, 2011, 12:00am

Traders join cruelty-free campaign

TRADITIONAL Chinese medicine traders joined forces with animal welfare campaigners yesterday to stamp out the use of endangered species and substitute herbal alternatives for animals parts.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare and EarthCare launched the 'Cruelty Doesn't Cure' campaign to urge Chinese medicine practitioners to stop using and prescribing animal parts.

6 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Cool attempt to curb seal trade

ANIMAL welfare campaigners will fly a traditional medicine practitioner and mainland officials to Canada's frozen wastelands in an attempt to curb the trade in seal penises.

On March 9 the International Fund for Animal Welfare will take officials from the China Wildlife Conservation Association, part of China's Ministry of Forestry, to see newborn seal pups.

23 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Sperm whale seeks home

SOME of your readers might recently have spotted a 10-metre-long (model) whale either moving through Central or outside City Hall. The whale was part of an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) campaign to raise awareness of the dangers facing the world's whales.

15 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Mainland park moves to ban feeding spectacle

SHENZHEN Safari Park has banned live chickens from being thrown into a tiger enclosure by visitors just two weeks after a Sunday Morning Post report highlighted the practice.

Tourists were paying $20 a time to buy the chickens before hurling them to the tigers.

29 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Illegal bear products seized in shop raids

DESPITE strict controls to halt the sale of illegal bear products, more than $500,000 worth of suspected illicit items have been seized in the past five months.

5 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Sanctions decision due for trade in wildlife

AS President Bill Clinton decides today whether to sanction China for trading in tiger and rhinoceros products, America is engaged in another row over the wildlife trade.

Environmentalists accused a Canadian firm of planning to sell 50,000 mature seal carcasses to a Shanghai firm so their penises can be used for aphrodisiac medicine.

4 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Animal welfare issue is now global

THERE seems to be a misapprehension on the part of Mr S. L. Koo (Letters, South China Morning Post, December 6) when he expresses the opinion that foreign pressure groups approach animal welfare issues in Hong Kong and China with hostility.

15 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Never heard insult or hostility

MR S.L. Koo writes in your December 6 issue, that ''smearing, exaggeration, distortion, insult, and hostility'' from ''foreign'' pressure groups is unacceptable. Neither I, nor I am sure would any of the other groups mentioned, disagree with such a statement. However, Mr Koo felt there was a need to make the comment. A need which I cannot see.

8 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Park losing golden opportunity

MR Leung's letter of November 26, in the South China Morning Post, states ''that there are many parks all over the world which are much more poorly run than this one in Shenzhen''.

1 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

'Giordano' bear still homeless

THE Government is to extend its search for a home for the ''Giordano'' bear, KK, after a ''poor response'' for help from countries in the region.

An Agriculture and Fisheries Department (AFD) spokeswoman confirmed it had written to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) because it had a larger network of contacts.

24 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Zoo closure a wise decision

I WOULD like to respond to Mr Mark Carden's letter (South China Morning Post, March 1), regarding Lai Chi Kok Zoo, by referring him to an article which appeared in the Post of January 20, announcing the zoo's imminent closure.

11 Mar 1993 - 12:00am