In Hong Kong the AFCD (Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department) is primarily responsible for animal welfare. They are working in conjunction with the police force and the SPCA. Unfortunately the latter seems to think that clear-cut abuse cases are "accidents" and not worthy to be reported to the police who is the only organisation with the power to proscute. How bad the situation really is becomes clear while listening to vet Mark Mak, who is a member of the Alliance For Hong Kong Animal Police, a group that includes 14 animal NGO's numerous political parties and individuals. The situation is desperate and Mark is asking all of you to listen and act on behalf on the many animals in Hong Kong whose cries seem to go largely unnoticed.