Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) and Betty Fung, director of the Policy Innovation and Coordination Office cutting a roast pig to mark the opening of the office in December 2018. Photo: Facebook

Hong Kong’s famous roast pig-cutting ceremonies: is it time for them to get the chop?

  • City University calls for the ceremonies to be discouraged after outrage over two roast pigs being cut at the opening of its new veterinary centre
  • A member of the university’s ruling council says the decision is a knee-jerk reaction and the government has no plans to stop attending ceremonies
Topic |   Animals

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) and Betty Fung, director of the Policy Innovation and Coordination Office cutting a roast pig to mark the opening of the office in December 2018. Photo: Facebook
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Two roast pigs were used in the ceremony to mark the opening of CityU’s vet centre. Photo: Facebook

Roast pig-cutting ceremony at Hong Kong City University’s new vet clinic draws ire from activists who say it has killed animals before curing any

  • Senior management asks all departments to consider cancelling such ceremonies and other rites at future celebrations
  • New Veterinary Medical Centre cut up and served two roast pigs and later posted pictures of event online, sparking immediate outcry
Topic |   Universities in Hong Kong

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Two roast pigs were used in the ceremony to mark the opening of CityU’s vet centre. Photo: Facebook
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