Soft ‘n’ cuddly slaughter: Hong Kong preps for African swine fever with life-sized (and pricey) toy pigs

It was a soft and fluffy slaughter. Netizens loved it. It’s not often government training drills go viral, but this exercise by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department about how to destroy pigs in the event of an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak is getting some internet love, reports Apple Daily. That’s because instead of ...

Animals

‘Shut the windows! There are monkeys’: Pesky primates spotted stealing food from Tai Wai apartment

‘Shut the windows! There are monkeys’: Pesky primates spotted stealing food from Tai Wai apartment

Goddamn thieving monkeys. Residents of a housing block in Tai Wai are hoping authorities can help stop a troop of mischievous macaques from filching food. According to Apple...

Mainland Follies: Man wears cape and crown made of bread to feed seagulls in Kunming

Mainland Follies: Man wears cape and crown made of bread to feed seagulls in Kunming

Like Jesus, he fed (or tried to feed) thousands, but unlike Jesus, he wore a crown of buns, and those he offered nourishment to were not people, but seagulls. A mystery man became...

Man jailed for throwing live cat away in a plastic bag

Man jailed for throwing live cat away in a plastic bag

A magistrate has slammed as Hong Kong man as “cold and ruthless” after he dumped two cats — at least one alive — in a plastic bag and discarded them in the street....

Take your rubbish home: Billy the bull found dead with a stomach full of plastic

Take your rubbish home: Billy the bull found dead with a stomach full of plastic

Showing first hand the consequences of littering the coast and feeding wild animals, a popular bull that lived on Pui O beach on Lantau Island has been found dead with a stomach...

Sotheby’s latest auction house to end rhino horn sales, withdraws artifacts from upcoming HK event

Sotheby’s latest auction house to end rhino horn sales, withdraws artifacts from upcoming HK event

Sotheby’s on Saturday became the latest international auction house to end the sale of rhino horn artifacts, withdrawing antique lots from an upcoming event...

Facing pressure from environmentalists, Bonham calls off HK auction of rhino horn carvings

Facing pressure from environmentalists, Bonham calls off HK auction of rhino horn carvings

A coalition of environmental groups are celebrating a victory today after Bonhams scrapped the sale of rhino horn carvings that were set to go under the hammer in Hong Kong next...

Second human case of rat hepatitis E discovered in 3 months

Second human case of rat hepatitis E discovered in 3 months

We had patient zero. Now authorities have another. Just a few months after Hong Kong discovered the world’s first-known case of a strain of hepatitis E passing from rats to...

Govt criticized for not doing enough to curb city’s wild boar population

Govt criticized for not doing enough to curb city’s wild boar population

Do more about the boars. That, in essence, was the message from Southern District councillors, as they criticized authorities for not doing enough to curb the city’s growing...

Let’s Get It On: Ocean Park pandas might be sent to Sichuan to breed

Let’s Get It On: Ocean Park pandas might be sent to Sichuan to breed

Ying Ying and Le Le just won’t boom boom. And for that reason, the two giant pandas, residents of Hong Kong’s own Ocean Park, might be headed to Sichuan next year...


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