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Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

Under the current law motorists do not have to stop if they hit a dog or a cat. Photo: Felix Wong

Cows, yes. And pigs too. But should traffic law cover cats and dogs?

Horses are covered. Cows too, and even pigs and goats. And now, under the watchful eyes of animal welfare groups, the Hong Kong government is considering whether to include cats and dogs under a law that requires motorists to make a police report when they hit an animal on the road.