KE Events

Upcoming Seminar

Knowledge Exchange Office

Upcoming Seminar

KE Lunch Meeting

Friday, February 24, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Room P6-03, Graduate House

Review of Animal Welfare Legislation in Hong Kong

Ms Amanda Whitfort received the Knowledge Exchange (KE) Excellence Award 2016 for her work on 'Review of Animal Welfare Legislation in Hong Kong'.

Sandwiches will be provided. All are welcome.

Abstract

Ms Amanda Whitfort's research provided the first and, to date, only empirical study of the adequacy of animal protection legislation in Hong Kong. The study generated widespread public discussion and impetus for law reform and was used by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of the HKSAR Government to introduce new legislation controlling the breeding and sale of companion animals in Hong Kong with the enactment of the Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Animal Traders) Regulations 2016. The study also resulted in significant policy change in stray-animal management and introduction of specialised training for police and prosecutors in presenting animal cruelty cases at court.

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