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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:10 pm 
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For the very latest daily news about these dog poisonings, check out the informative and extremely active Lamma Dog Owners Facebook group!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:51 pm 
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@John- thanks, will do;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:40 pm 
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HK Magazine story this week:
Lamma locals urge more action from police, as four dogs are poisoned in a month


SCMP story from Monday:
Police vow to step up patrols in wake of dog poisonings on Lamma and Peng Chau islands


Also in the HK Economic Times, plus an Apple Daily story might be coming up soon.

The online petition to the YSW Police Post (see above) has attracted over 700 signatures so far.
A memorial list of so far almost 100 dogs poisoned over the last 15+ years is being compiled, with names and dates.

One more warning poster below, plus the former poster displayed on the walls all week, with some hand-written comments added...

The Lamma Police Chief emailed me this notice below today, public meeting next Wed, 6pm in the Primary School:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:50 am 
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Trying to scare us with creepy kids, should go the whole way.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:42 pm 
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These serious and very worrying dog poisoning cases are THE #1 topic in Yung Shue Wan right now.

Just yesterday, on my short walk from the ferry pier to lunch,
I discussed the case with a local animal charity,
shot the picture below of an annotated dog poisoning warning poster at the pier,
got handed a DVD with CCTV footage of a suspect's suspicious behaviours weeks before the incident,
got updated by a friend about the latest wild rumours ("The triads did it!"),
discussed the cases over lunch with two marine police planning a community meeting next Wed in the Primary School,
and then got the bilingual invitation emailed by the Lamma Police Force, putting it online on Facebook and in this forum on my ferry out...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:47 pm 
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Regarding the Police meeting on the next wed 15-Jan, 6 pm,
it is a bit too early to many Ful time workers.

Please ask the police force (or pass this message to the coordinator of this Police meeting) to postpone it to 7:30 p.m. .
so that more Full-time workers can join in.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:58 am 
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I've asked them. Not sure why the meeting was scheduled so early in the first place.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:39 pm 
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The police have confirmed that the meeting has been postponed to 7pm, on Wednesday.
Please let everybody interested know!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Tigger wrote:
Alan wrote:
Why didn't you say there was a video at the beginning?

If it's true, it sounds like a personal vendetta, sending a message to the owner, rather than the random laying of bait. If the perpetrator is identifiable then the police must prosecute. If you have enough money, you could make a civil suit.


I had only heard in the beginning that there were pictures of someone loitering suspiciously. . So wasn't sure if it was rumour. However, having now seen the 'stills' from the CCTV, then there is no doubt in my mind. The perpetrator is very much identifiable.

Yes, it sounds very much like a personal vendetta. But that still makes three dead dogs, and one sick bastard that needs to be caught. Let's hope the Police help with all the evidence given????


Any news about bringing the perpetrator to justice? Subjecting multiple dogs to excruciatingly painful deaths isn't something that any decent society should tolerate. I'm not a great believer in tarring and feathering, but as long as that person remains on the loose and on Lamma I wouldn't mind seeing some mugshot posters warning people to at least be aware and very wary.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:49 pm 
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pit wrote:
I wouldn't mind seeing some mugshot posters warning people to at least be aware and very wary.


--- Speaking as a moderator:

Just don't do it in the forum.

No "naming and shaming" is allowed here, especially in such emotive cases.

Aside from anything else, it exposes the site to charges of libel and defamation.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:24 pm 
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I was thinking of actual wallposters around Lamma, but you're absolutely right; we need to see what the police and the justice system will do about this. If this perp gets off with a mere slap on the wrist or worse and walks free there will be nothing to deter the people from committing further lethal poisonings here or elsewhere in Hong Kong.


Some related news:

SCMP Editorial : Monday, 12 August, 2013
Hong Kong needs stiffer sentences for animal cruelty

The New Paper: Wednesday, 08 January, 2014
HK cat torturers get jail

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HONG KONG - Two men who tortured a cat, kicking it like a football, were sentenced to 16 months' jail on Friday in Hong Kong's heaviest penalty for animal cruelty.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:58 pm 
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I think if people thought there was a chance they would go to jail, even for just a month, that it would deter almost all poisoners.
Currently they know that not one case has ever been prosecuted here.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:19 am 
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Police Meeting last night in the North Lamma Primary School - Wed, Jan 15, 7-9pm:

Recording and detailed feedback in the Lamma Dog Owners Facebook group.

Bilingual handout and map below:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:08 pm 
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SCMP, Fri, Jan 17, 2014:

Police to partner with Lamma residents to fight dog poisonings

Police have sought to forge a partnership with Lamma dog owners to combat poisonings on the island while promising to be more conscientious in recording complaints about such incidents...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:16 pm 
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Poster by Trey. He writes:

"Updates:
There were two known dogs poisonings over the Easter holiday behind Beer Garden. Fish was used as bait and the poisoner has
"cleverly included sponges soaked in Paraquat this time", such that the poison enters the dogs' system too quickly for activated charcoal to work (it was used both times). Both dogs have died.

The police are involved and seem to be taking this seriously. In potentially related news, a dead cat was found in Tai Peng and a dog's skull is visible near the old Lily Pond.

It's time for leashes and muzzles. Spread the word."


Much more info, photos and discussion in the closed Facebook group, Lamma Dog Owners.

Bilingual police posters just received from Joyce Wong, Lamma police chief:


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Obituary for Coffee, by Dr John Wedderburn, to Lamma Dog Owners:

Coffee was born in a field beside the Lamma Youth Hostel in 2002. His mother was the first TNR that LAP did. We borrowed a trap from SPCA and hired a VV to take her to Dr Hans and back again after the spay operation. She lived her life beside the YH until her death of natural causes in 2013.

Coffee was adopted by a teacher in Tsuen Wan. Two days after the adoption the teacher phoned to say that he had lost Coffee. Sheila and I went up and found Coffee hiding in bushes on a road divider and reluctantly gave him back to the teacher. Attempts to follow up failed and we heard no more until 2008 when AFCD phoned to say amongst a group of feral dogs that they had rounded up in Tsuen Wan was one with a microchip registered in my name. I went up to Sung Wong Toi Animal Management Centre and took him out.

He had a chain round his neck and I dragged him growling and snarling into a taxi. Then snarling and growling from the taxi into the ferry. Then snarling and growling out of the ferry but half way down the pier he stopped, looked around, looked up at me and gave me a paw. He has been a delight ever since. A gentle, loving dog, friendly to all, never any trouble and a great companion. He didn't deserve to be poisoned.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:48 am 
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The SCMP has finally caught on to this story as well, see yesterday, Apr 29, using the same photo and words from Dr John Wedderburn above:

Animal-lover driven out by Lamma dog poisoner

"Police analysing substance after pets die days after becoming sick

Tuesday, 29 April, 2014, by Ernest Kao, ernest.kao@scmp.com

After 17 years as a resident on Lamma Island, John Wedderburn says he is fed up with the never-ending spate of dog poisonings. Next year, he will leave the island – and the city – for good.

The final straw was the death of his own 12-year-old dog, Coffee, who became one of two beloved pets to die after eating food laced with weedkiller over the Easter holiday.


"[The poisonings] have been going on Lamma for years. I've gone through this with friends so many times and I have always felt anger," Wedderburn told the South China Morning Post."

Read more...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:16 am 
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This whole affair is sickening and, sadly, we all know the profile of the person involved.

Very local, hates life, is in a dead end job or jobless with with little to no friends and probably hates foreigners.


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Poor John and Poor Coffee - as well as all the other dear ones who have suffered.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:46 pm 
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These bad news are spreading... to Shanghai:
http://shanghaiist.com/2014/04/30/some_psycho_has_spent_years_poisoni.php

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