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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Howls of protest at call to silence pet dogs A suggestion by the public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "de-barking" their pets to avoid ... that one option for dogs that would not keep quiet was to submit them to surgery. De-barking involved removing a section of a dog's vocal cord to reduce the volume of its bark ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Snack attack: Barking bites

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 10:47pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung Corn dogs are one of those snacks I eat once every five years or so, mostly because they need the right time and place to be enjoyed. They should be eaten on a hot, sunny day at a circus or state fair in the United States (I've ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Man acquitted after firing airgun over dog barking

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Man acquitted after firing airgun over dog barking A man was acquitted yesterday of charges of cruelty to animals and possession of an imitation firearm after he had fired plastic pellets with an airgun in response to barking from a neighbour's dogs. The verdict, handed down at Sha Tin Court, came four days after a man was jailed for three ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: Barking up the wrong tree

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... Kenny Hodgart Kenny Hodgart Barking up the wrong tree I read a frightful statistic recently: evil industrial logging in Sarawak (one of the Malaysian bits of Borneo) has apparently left just 5 per cent of the province's forest unlogged or converted to palm-oil plantations. This was the figure being thrown about by (mainly Western) environmentalists, who had turned ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Woman admits tying dogs' mouths to stop barking

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... to silencing four of her dogs late last year by tying rubber straps round their mouths after neighbours in Shau Kei Wan complained of their barking. The straps hurt the animals' mouths and noses, ... mouths to stop them from barking was not expected of a reasonable person. He said Tsui might have psychological issues to deal with, and ordered psychological and psychiatric reports on her. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - FAMILY

    The Barking Lot Café is a haven for pet lovers

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Grace, a lively young mongrel, bounces on her hind legs, hoping for some attention from the visitors. The dogs are temporarily housed in the adoption centre at The Barking Lot Café in Stanley. ... animals." Provided by an animal-loving landlord, the Barking Lot space on Stanley Main Street gives the SPCA a convenient outreach base on Hong Kong's south side, where people are more open ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Opponents of austerity are barking up the wrong tree

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland GDP measures quantity, not quality. Specifically, it fails to distinguish between the economic contributions of the private and public sectors Opponents of austerity are barking up the wrong tree Whenever I see television news footage of young Greeks or Spaniards protesting against public spending cuts, or hear an eminent economist railing against austerity ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Man who set barking village dog on fire gives himself up

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

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Man who set barking dogon fire gives himself up A man turned himself in to police yesterday saying he was responsible for setting fire to a dog in its 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 ...

  9. Tree-sniffing dog awaits HK's bark and call

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com The authorities have yet to respond to a Taiwan-based university's offer to lend Hong Kong a dog trained to sniff out a disease that is killing the city's historic trees. The dog has been trained by the National Ping ...

  10. Regulations needed to curb the misery caused by noise of barking dogs

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... times a day, every day. The person opposite us has two dogs which bark all the time, and the person whose garden we overlook also has two large dogs. That is a large number of dogs in four flats next to each other, which is not necessarily a problem unless the owners are irresponsible or don't care. But therein lies the problem, as some of the dogs are not trained, and they bark ...




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