In the past four years, Hong Kong has done little to make animals better off, according to activists and law experts. No animal police squad has been set up, but more cruelty cases have been exposed, mainly by social media users.Experts said the recent case of a man throwing and kicking a dog in a Tuen Mun supermarket showed that current loose regulations were not serving as sufficient warnings for would-be offenders.
Questions have been raised about the impact of Brexit on animal welfare. Relevant discussions include reference to the EU withdrawal bill.The EU Withdrawal Bill – once known as the Great Repeal Bill – is going through the House of Commons to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and transpose all existing EU legislation into domestic UK law, which will avoid a 'cliff-edge' change on the day after we leave the EU.
MPs have been forced to deny that a Commons vote last week means animals are not recognised in the UK as sentient life forms.
An amendment to the European Union (withdrawal bill to transfer the EU protocol on animal sentience into...more >>
Wednesday, November 1: Factory farming, food
Thursday, November 2: Veterinarians, animal abuse