Meat Processing

Let's take on the meat industry

Recently I watched a video called Farm to Fridge on the internet. The film is disturbing. It shows the workings of a slaughterhouse, where we see animals being slaughtered. A newborn pig undergoes sterilisation without anaesthesia - an extremely painful process.

Monday, 4 June, 2012, 12:00am

22 held over illegal slaughterhouse

At least 22 people, including the owner, were detained in raids in connection with an illegal slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Shenzhen.

The slaughterhouse allegedly sold tens of thousands of tonnes of dead pigs to wet markets, food manufacturers, factories and school canteens in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan and Huizhou. Police said at least one suspect remained at large.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A few home truths from an obsessive-impulsive foodie

A few weekends ago, my husband called while I was at a friend's place. 'Where are you?' he asked. 'I'm at Dave's, we're making sausages.' 'Making sausages? Why? I just bought some!'

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Cattle exports halted

Shame on Indonesia! Australia has suspended all live cattle exports to the country for up to six months after a news report showed shocking pictures of the animals being abused before slaughter. Indonesia admitted it had no laws in place to safeguard the animals from abuse. The Australians were furious.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Drug in pigs exposes evils in supply chain

It's a criminal offence to use it in food, but Clenbuterol, known on the mainland simply as 'lean meat powder', keeps showing up.

In a country overwhelmed by fake and substandard products, World Consumer Rights Day was marked yesterday with an annual programme on China Central Television that showed the dangerous drug being added to pig feed at several farms in Henan .

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Abattoirs 'fail to meet standards'

Standards at Hong Kong's major slaughterhouses to protect animal rights are below those adopted widely overseas, a law professor says.

University of Hong Kong associate law professor Amanda Whitfort made the assessment after leading a comprehensive study of animal welfare in the city.

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Man jailed 3 years for stealing a pig a day

A meat supplier who stole a pig a day from his firm for two years and duped it out of more than HK$3 million was jailed for three years yesterday.

25 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Poultry slaughterhouse likely to be scaled back

Plans for central slaughtering are expected to be scaled down following the surrender of 72 per cent of poultry retailers' licences, the health minister said yesterday.

Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said a slaughterhouse might be up and running earlier than announced.

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Pigs get star treatment as slaughterhouses are graded

Star-graded hotels or office towers are no novelty. But star-graded pig slaughterhouses?

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Baobao the pig's brief stardom could save her from nasty fate

A gift from Maggie Cheung Man-yuk may turn out to be a gift of life.

Baobao the pig caught the attention of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals when the actress gave her treats at a recent charity event in Huize county, Yunnan . The animal-rights group is appealing to county officials to save the sow's life.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Call for inquiry into 'brutal' killing of pigs

Animal rights activists and lawmakers have called for an investigation into why an estimated 2,000 pigs were slaughtered by shotgun while others looked on screaming.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Activist abreast of the issues

Our favourite actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson sent a passionate plea yesterday to KFC Hong Kong - stop condoning the cruel slaughter of chickens.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Pacific Andes unit paying US$100m for assets in Peru

China Fishery Group, a Singapore-listed unit of Hong Kong-listed Pacific Andes International Holdings, has agreed to buy fishing and fishmeal assets in Peru for US$100 million to meet growing demand on the mainland.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

City Briefs

sergeant charged with duping woman

A police sergeant will appear in Eastern Court tomorrow after being charged by the ICAC with

swindling a woman of $250,000 three years ago and trying to induce her to lend him another $25,000

last year. Ng Wai-yip, 41, faces one count of fraud and one of attempted fraud.

20 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

'Boerewors' goes down great

'Boerewors'. The word may not mean much to most of you, but true South African fans will know that it refers to a type of sausage.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am