Animal welfare and management



DateContextSummary of developmentAction
13.5.92 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Jimmy McGREGOR raised a question on "Wild Animals on Exhibition".[Hansard "page 16"]
17.5.00 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Christine LOH raised a question on "Review of the Animals (Control of Experiments) Ordinance ". [Hansard "page 72"]
17.12.03 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on "Abandoned Pets". [Hansard "page 52"]
17.12.03 CQ denoting Council Question Hon David CHU raised a question on "AFCD's Attempt to Rescue or Capture Wild Animals". [Hansard "page 54"]
12.5.04 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon TANG Siu-tong raised a question on "Smuggling of Protected Animals into Hong Kong". [Hansard "page 38"]
11.4.06 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the proposed amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance (Chapter 169). [Paper]
8.11.06 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on "Cremation Service for Pets". [Hansard "page 91"]
14.11.06 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the control of stray cow on Lantau Island. [Paper]
2.5.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Bernard CHAN raised a question on "Dog Poisoning". [Hansard "page 65"]
30.5.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon James TO raised a question on "End-of-life Services for Animals". [Hansard "page 70"]
30.5.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHOY So-yuk raised a question on "Hong Kong Animal Management Centre". [Hansard "page 79"]
19.12.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Jasper TSANG raised a question on "Regulating Sources of Animals for Sale in Pet Shops". [Hansard "page 83"]
16.1.08 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHOY So-Yuk raised a question on "Dogs Kept on Construction Sites". [Hansard "page 86"]
16.1.08 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Albert HO on "Protecting the rights and interests of animals" was passed. [Hansard "page 212"]
19.2.08 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the progress report on the proposed amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance and the Public Health (Animals & Birds) (Animal Traders) Regulations. [Paper][Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
9.4.08 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on "Regulation of Animal Breeding Farms". [Hansard "page 96"]
13.5.08 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the proposed amendments to the conditions for animal traders licence issued under the Public Health (Animals & Birds) (Animal Traders) Regulations. [Paper][Progress report]
22.10.08 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on "Regulation on Sale of Dogs". [Hansard"page 75"]
4.2.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon WONG Yung-kan raised a question on "Abandoned or Stray Cats and Dogs". [Hansard "page 78"]
11.2.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on "Cats and Dogs Kept by AFCD". [Hansard "page 69"]
27.5.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Andrew CHENG raised a question on "Implementation of "Trap-neuter-return" Programme for Stray Dogs". [Hansard "page 67"]
9.6.09 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the progress in the proposed introduction of additional licensing conditions for animal traders involved in dog trading. [Paper][Paper on introduction of additional conditions of animal traders licence][Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
10.6.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on "Banning Sale and Breeding of Pets with Genetic Defects in Hong Kong". [Hansard "page 80"]
20.1.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Tanya CHAN raised a question on "Implementation of "Trap-neuter-return" Trial Programme". [Hansard "page 38"]
5.5.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Miriam LAU raised a question on "Cruelty to Animals". [Hansard "page 26"]
12.5.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Euthanasia of Animals by AFCD". [Hansard "page 42"]
23.6.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon James TO raised a question on "Regulation of Sale of Pets". [Hansard "page 110"]
23.6.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Andrew CHENG raised a question on " Implementation of "Trap-neuter-return" Programme". [Hansard "page 119"]
27.10.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Paul TSE raised a question on "Protection of Animal Rights". [Hansard "page 7"]
3.11.10 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon CHAN Hak-kan on "Formulating an animal-friendly policy" was passed. [Hansard "page 205"]
23.2.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Regina IP raised a question on "Problem of Abandoned Animals". [Hansard "page 105"]
14.6.11 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the proposed measures to further enhance animal welfare and management. [Paper][Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
15.6.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Miriam LAU raised a question on "Cruelty to Animals". [Hansard "page 18"]
8.11.11 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the proposals to amend Schedule 2 to the Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance (Cap. 529). [Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
9.11.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Animal Watch Scheme of Hong Kong Police Force". [Hansard "page 79"]
14.2.12 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the proposed Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Order 2012. [Paper][Updated background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
28.3.12 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Regulation of Pet Food in Hong Kong". [Hansard "page 85"]
28.3.12 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Audrey EU raised a question on "Chinese Medicines Containing Bear Bile". [Hansard "page 98"]
10.4.12 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on a post-implementation review of the additional licensing conditions introduced in February 2010 for animal traders involved in the trading of dogs and the Administrationi??i??s proposals to further regulate the pet trade as well as sources of pet animals offered for sale in order to safeguard public health and animal welfare.[Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
8.5.12 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the proposed "Trap-Neuter-Release" trial programme for stray dogs. [Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
27.6.12 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Codes of Practice for Veterinary Surgeons". [Hansard "page 83"]
13.11.12 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration consulted the Panel on the proposed measures to better regulate pet trading in the interest of enhancing animal health and welfare. [Paper] [Updated background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
13.11.12 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration consulted the Panel on the proposals to amend the Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance (Cap. 529). [Paper] [Information note prepared by the Secretariat]
14.11.12 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Hospice Service for Pets". [Hansard "page 125"]
8.1.13 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the existing arrangements for the disposal of dead animals as well as the current control on cremation services for pets under the respective legislation. [Paper] [Fact sheet prepared by the Research Division of the Secretariat]
23.1.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Claudia MO raised a question on "Measures Preventing Cruelty to Animals". [Hansard "page 162"]
6.2.13 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Helena WONG raised a question on "Inoculation for Dogs Against Rabies". [Hansard "page 82"]
20.3.13 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Helena WONG raised a question on "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals". [Hansard "page 113"]
16.4.13 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the outcome of the public consultation conducted from October to November 2012 on the proposed measures to better regulate pet trading in the interest of enhancing animal health and welfare and the legislative proposals drawn up in the light of the views received. [Paper] [Updated background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
17.4.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Claudia MO raised a question on "Handling of Animals Caught and Received by AFCD". [Hansard "page 63"]
5.6.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon James TO raised a question on "Cremation of Pet Carcasses". [Hansard "page 102]
3.7.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon WONG Kwok-hing raised a question on "Handling of Stray Cattle". [Hansard "page 85"]
16.10.13 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Helena WONG raised a question on " Combating Crimes of Cruel Treatment of Animals". [Hansard "page 144"]
6.11.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Michael TIEN raised a question on "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals". [Hansard "page 42"]
20.11.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Alice MAK raised a question on "Hospice Service for Pets". [Hansard "page 85"]
18.12.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Alan LEONG raised a question on "Protection of Welfare of Animals". [Hansard "page 136"]
14.1.14 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the progress of the "Trap-Neuter-Return" trial programme for stray dogs and the handling of animal cruelty cases. [Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
22.1.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Albert CHAN raised a question on "Methods Used in Catching Stray Dogs". [Hansard]
22.1.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Gary FAN raised a question on "Handling of Animals Received or Caught by AFCD". [Hansard]
19.2.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals". [Hansard]
26.3.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Che-cheung raised a question on "Relocation of Stray Cattle". [Hansard]
8.4.14 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the proposed amendments to the Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance (Cap. 529). [Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
7.5.14 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon CHANG Lai-wan raised a question on "Supply of and Demand for Veterinary Surgeons and Development of Veterinary Education". [Hansard "page 66"]
14.5.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Regulation of Pet Food". [Hansard "page 10"]
8.7.14 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the legislative proposals to amend the Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Animal Traders) Regulations (Cap. 139B) with a view to enhancing animal health and welfare through better regulation of animal trading, as well as the breeding and selling of dogs. [Paper] [Updated background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
15.10.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Cosmetic Products Tested on Animals". [Hansard]
26.11.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Measures to Combat Illegal Trading of Endangered Species". [Hansard]
9.12.14 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the strategy adopted by the Government in tackling the issue of stray cattle, including management and control of the population of stray cattle, as well as addressing the nuisance caused to the public. [Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
10.12.14 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon CHANG Lai-wan raised a question on "Training and Registration of Veterinary Surgeons". [Hansard]
10.12.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Chi-cheung raised a question on "Inclusion of Pet Visitation Arrangements in Hospice and Palliative Care Services". [Hansard]
7.1.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Steven HO raised a question on "Sale of Cat and Dog Fur". [Hansard]
7.1.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Chi-cheung raised a question on "Handling of Stray Cattle". [Hansard]
21.1.15 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Helena WONG raised a question on "Treatment of Animals in an Ecopark in Yuen Long". [Hansard]
14.4.15 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the proposed legislation for the election of members from the veterinary profession to the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong. [Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
10.6.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon James TO raised a question on "Animal Welfare". [Hansard]
17.6.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Protection of Animals' Rights". [Hansard]
14.10.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Kwok-hung raised a question on "Stray Dogs". [Hansard]
28.10.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Animal Abandonment". [Hansard]
10.11.15 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the Government's updated proposals on the election of members from the veterinary profession to the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong in response to the views received from the veterinary profession. [Paper] [Updated background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
16.12.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Chi-cheung raised a question on "Regulation of Provision of Veterinary Services and Sale of Proprietary Chinese Medicines for Treatment of Animals". [Hansard]
11.5.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Claudia MO raised a question on "Legislative Proposals on Enhancing Regulation of Animal Trading, as well as Breeding and Selling of Dogs". [Hansard]
1.6.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Promotion of Animal Welfare and Prevention of Acts of Cruelty to Animals". [Hansard]
14.6.16 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the proposed Codes of Practice ("CoPs") for licensed animal traders trading in dogs and licensed dog breeders. These CoPs are to be attached as part of the licence conditions under the new licensing regime when the Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Animal Traders) (Amendment) Regulation 2016 commences. [Paper] [Information note prepared by the Secretariat]
9.11.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Efforts to combat crimes of cruelty to animals". [Hansard]
22.2.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Jimmy NG raised a question on "Quarantine arrangements for the import of cats and dogs". [Hansard]
22.2.17 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon CHANG Lai-wan raised a question on " Animal release activities ". [Hansard]
22.3.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Kenneth LAU raised a question on "Handling of stray cattle". [Hansard]
28.6.17 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon KWONG Chun-yu as amended by Dr Hon Priscilla LEUNG, Hon Jeremy TAM, Dr Hon Elizabeth QUAT and Hon CHAN Hak-kan on "Safeguarding animal rights" was passed. [Hansard]
12.7.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Jeremy TAM raised a question on "Implementation of the Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Trading and Breeding) Regulations". [Hansard]
18.10.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Alice MAK raised a question on "Incorporating cats and dogs into the scope of section 56 of the Road Traffic Ordinance". [Hansard]
1.11.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Management of stray cattle". [Hansard]
15.11.17 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Elizabeth QUAT raised a question on "Measures for the protection of animal rights and animal welfare". [Hansard]
22.11.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Protection of animal rights". [Hansard]
13.12.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Claudia MO raised a question on "Protection of animal rights and welfare". [Hansard]
21.3.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Jeffrey LAM raised a question on "Wild pigs causing nuisances to the public". [Hansard]
21.3.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Claudia MO raised a question on "Control of experiments on animals". [Hansard]
11.4.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHU Hoi-dick raised a question on " Protection of the welfare of rural animals affected by development projects". [Hansard]
2.5.18 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Elizabeth QUAT raised a question on "Protection of animal welfare and prevention of cruelty to animals". [Hansard]
8.5.18 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the outcome of the "Trap-Neuter-Return" trial programme for stray dogs. [Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
8.5.18 FSEH denoting Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Panel The Administration briefed the Panel on the legislative amendment proposal to enlarge the scope of 'animal' under section 56 of the Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap. 374), with a view to requiring a driver to stop in case of a traffic incident involving damage to a dog or cat. [Paper] [Background brief prepared by the Secretariat]
13.6.18 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Priscilla LEUNG raised a question on "Prevention of incidents of cruelty to animals". [Hansard]
20.6.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Protection of animal rights, interests and welfare". [Hansard]
14.11.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on "Protection of animal rights, interests and welfare". [Hansard]
21.11.18 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon CHIANG Lai-wan raised a question on "Painting the shells of live turtles with oil paints". [Hansard]
12.12.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Steven HO raised a question on "Nuisance caused by wild pigs". [Hansard]
9.1.19 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Mrs Regina IP raised a question on "Nuisance caused by wild pigs". [Hansard]
23.1.19 CQ denoting Council Question Hon KWONG Chun-yu raised a question on "Protection of animal rights, interests and welfare". [Hansard]


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