Tear gas has been a familiar sight in Hong Kong, prompting condemnation of its deployment from animal rights groups. Photo: Sam Tsang

Pet exposure to tear gas during Hong Kong protests leads animal rights groups to demand restraint from police and demonstrators

  • A distressed cat clawing at its eyes after riot control agent fired in Sheung Wan among reports of animals being harmed in clashes
  • Veterinary groups and welfare charities criticise police tactics in plea for calm to both sides
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Tear gas has been a familiar sight in Hong Kong, prompting condemnation of its deployment from animal rights groups. Photo: Sam Tsang
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