Sally Andersen, founder of Hong Kong Dog Rescue, with rescued dogs in Ap Lei Chau. Photo: Winson Wong
Sally Andersen, founder of Hong Kong Dog Rescue, with rescued dogs in Ap Lei Chau. Photo: Winson Wong
Animals

Animal abuse in Hong Kong: street dogs most likely to be victims, and suspects often avoid prosecution, finds study ordered to help update city’s outdated laws

  • Street dogs, also known as free-breeding dogs, village dogs or tong gau in Hong Kong, are smart, loyal and resilient, but are the hardest type of dog to home
  • A recent study calls for better laws in Hong Kong, including a duty of care for animals, shelter licensing legislation, and prohibitions on ‘mercy release’

Topic |   Animals
Sally Andersen, founder of Hong Kong Dog Rescue, with rescued dogs in Ap Lei Chau. Photo: Winson Wong
Sally Andersen, founder of Hong Kong Dog Rescue, with rescued dogs in Ap Lei Chau. Photo: Winson Wong
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