Monday, September 14, 2009
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In Charmaine Sheh and Kevin Cheng's new TVB series "Beyond the Realm of Conscience", because of the scene requirements, a little rabbit was used for filming purposes. It was said that after filming, the rabbit was locked in a cage in the props room. As a result, the rabbit would often give birth to at least two baby rabbits and were left unattended. Yesterday a complaint was filed by a person with the surname Tam via e-mail stating that TVB is suspected of animal cruelty.
TVB's foreign affairs spokesperson Tsang Sing Ming responded to the issue yesterday: "Just last Friday, the department of human resources issued a statement, hoping some of the staff could adopt them, the base price is HKD$50. Since the statement was just issued, there has not been any reply. Meanwhile, the rabbits are currently under the care of the manager for the props room, buying rabbit food to feed them at their own expense. Also the rabbits are moved into the manager's office and are in a stabled condition.
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AEU