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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Founder of charity caring for retired circus elephants trampled to death

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Portland Vet and former circus handler for the animals founded charity to care for them in retirement Elephant tramples its carer to death A veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed when one of the animals stepped on him, police said, ruling his death an accident. Deputies from the Knox County ...

  2. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    Massive Spinosaurus aegyptiacus believed to have lived in the oceans

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:05pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... in crocodiles and alligators. In the modern animals, these openings house receptors that let them sense movement in the water. Huge, slanted, interlocking teeth seem perfectly shaped to catch fish, ... of limbs that scientists would expect in a four-legged animal, but it also couldn't have balanced on its hind legs for long. The 2001 movie Jurassic Park III features a scene in which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Man who set barking village dog on fire gives himself up

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... kennel in a Tuen Mun village at the weekend. The computer technician, 31, told police he was so annoyed by the animal's barking that he poured paint thinner over the kennel and set ... the owner kept his dog on the forecourt. Identified only as Mok, the technician was arrested for cruelty to an animal. He was granted bail and ordered to report back to police on September 25. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... Calvin Liu calvin.liu@scmp.com Call for policy revamp after study finds most people on housing subsidy have to make up cash shortfall each month for small, subdivided flats Welfare benefits not enough for rent More than half of those who live on welfare payments have to fork out money from their own pockets for rent as the government subsidy they receive is not enough, ...

  5. Canine carer To the rescue

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Sally Anderson has been rescuing stray dogs for more than 18 years in Hong Kong and now she has decided to focus on this lifesaving mission full-time. She officially started Hong Kong Dog Rescue a few months ago and, with the help of Kirsten Mitchell, has ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 14, 2014

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... can stop the Chek Lap Kok development at three runways, we should be asking ourselves why we can't stop at two. Peter Lok, Chai Wan   Shore up weak animal rights legislation The recent death of a dog on the MTR's East Rail Line has raised awareness of animal rights. Although there are laws to protect animals from being maltreated, inadequacies can be found. I understand ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Jack Ma says Scotland hunting trip was to 'study animal conservation'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:03am by Chris Luo

    ... in Britain, saying the trip two years ago was for animal conservation, not recreation. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) also defended Ma, a director on the organisation's board, after Britain's ... the development of conservation zones in Europe and examine the control of wild animal populations. "It is utterly different from [what] the … pictures in the media reports showed, and is a far cry ...

  8. Park offers close encounters with nature

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... kinds of animals. The summer school begins this month. Children and teenagers will be able to get close to nature and learn about animals and plants. Four programmes- level one to level four- have been tailor-made for children aged four to 15. They are Meet Our Animal Friends for four- to five-year-olds, Animal Fun Learner (age six and seven), Animal Exploration (age eight to 11), ...

  9. Chris Cheng

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Writers from China's diaspora Just watching animals move fascinates Chris Cheng. 'Look at the ibis,' he says, sitting under a gum tree in a Sydney park. 'The way they're walking around- I love it.' Cheng's career as a children's author focusing on animals has its roots in Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Between 1988 and 1994, he ...

  10. News - World - PETS

    43.5 socks found in stomach of ailing Great Dane

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:15pm by Reuters

    ... probably saved the ailing dog's life, an animal hospital said. The three-year-old pet, whose owners knew he had an affinity for chewing on socks but did not realise he was swallowing some whole, was rushed to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, in the US state of Oregon, in February, hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch said on Thursday. "We see some very strange ...




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