Consignees Miss Chow and Mr Suen (full names not given); Vivian Or Wai-yin, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) welfare practice manager; Tam Hon-wing, senior inspector; Anson Kwok Chi-kin, police constable; and Miss Lung (full name not given), a consignee, together with dog Ching Huang (foreground), attend a small group briefing at SPCA headquarters in Wan Chai on pets reunion after many pets were washed up on Hong Kong beaches, and appeal to pet owners not to rely on illegal agents. Photo: Winson Wong Consignees Miss Chow and Mr Suen (full names not given); Vivian Or Wai-yin, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) welfare practice manager; Tam Hon-wing, senior inspector; Anson Kwok Chi-kin, police constable; and Miss Lung (full name not given), a consignee, together with dog Ching Huang (foreground), attend a small group briefing at SPCA headquarters in Wan Chai on pets reunion after many pets were washed up on Hong Kong beaches, and appeal to pet owners not to rely on illegal agents. Photo: Winson Wong
Consignees Miss Chow and Mr Suen (full names not given); Vivian Or Wai-yin, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) welfare practice manager; Tam Hon-wing, senior inspector; Anson Kwok Chi-kin, police constable; and Miss Lung (full name not given), a consignee, together with dog Ching Huang (foreground), attend a small group briefing at SPCA headquarters in Wan Chai on pets reunion after many pets were washed up on Hong Kong beaches, and appeal to pet owners not to rely on illegal agents. Photo: Winson Wong
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Pet smugglers are motivated by greed

  • Owners may be tempted to bypass the cost and bureaucracy of border controls but illegal operators are only interested in money and will likely sacrifice the welfare of the animals to save their own skin

Consignees Miss Chow and Mr Suen (full names not given); Vivian Or Wai-yin, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) welfare practice manager; Tam Hon-wing, senior inspector; Anson Kwok Chi-kin, police constable; and Miss Lung (full name not given), a consignee, together with dog Ching Huang (foreground), attend a small group briefing at SPCA headquarters in Wan Chai on pets reunion after many pets were washed up on Hong Kong beaches, and appeal to pet owners not to rely on illegal agents. Photo: Winson Wong Consignees Miss Chow and Mr Suen (full names not given); Vivian Or Wai-yin, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) welfare practice manager; Tam Hon-wing, senior inspector; Anson Kwok Chi-kin, police constable; and Miss Lung (full name not given), a consignee, together with dog Ching Huang (foreground), attend a small group briefing at SPCA headquarters in Wan Chai on pets reunion after many pets were washed up on Hong Kong beaches, and appeal to pet owners not to rely on illegal agents. Photo: Winson Wong
Consignees Miss Chow and Mr Suen (full names not given); Vivian Or Wai-yin, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) welfare practice manager; Tam Hon-wing, senior inspector; Anson Kwok Chi-kin, police constable; and Miss Lung (full name not given), a consignee, together with dog Ching Huang (foreground), attend a small group briefing at SPCA headquarters in Wan Chai on pets reunion after many pets were washed up on Hong Kong beaches, and appeal to pet owners not to rely on illegal agents. Photo: Winson Wong
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