Posts Tagged ‘animals’
Editors: Carmen Shih,Cherry Ge Reporters: Natalie Cheng, Rene Lam, Derek Li Hong Kong lacks animal police and specific treatments for animal abusers In November, a photograph of a stray cat in Sau Mau Ping, bleeding from its mouth was uploaded onto social networking sites and was immediately widely shared. This was picked up by the […]
Hong Kong is home to more than 50 species of snakes, some of which are poisonous. The territory also boasts a tradition of “snake kings”, trained snake handlers who are experts at capturing wild snakes. Although snake kings also offer health tonics and delicacies made from snakes, they also work with conservationists to protect local snakes while keeping them away from humans.
There is greater awareness of animal welfare and rights as groups push for a bill against cruelty to animals in China. But Varsity finds some animals still being kept in cramped conditions and made to perform at a leading Guangdong safari park.
Just as Hong Kong parents sign up for parenting classes, pet-owners have been signing up for pampering classes. There they learn how to shear, trim, clip and brush their pets. The craze for pet grooming has spawned an thriving pet spa industry but some animal welfare experts question whether the pets really enjoy their treatments.