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  1. Influx after breeding farm raid leaves animal charity stretched

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Parry The sheer scale of the operation to rescue the dogs from a Lau Fau Shan breeding farm brought huge challenges and costs for those involved in looking after the animals. ... million 'but the good thing is that these dogs have been saved.' He was sure there were other illegal dog-breeding centres in Hong Kong. 'It is a very worrying area of animal ...

  2. Government admits killing 10,000 dogs a year as pet trade comes under the spotlight

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... animals down but do nothing to control breeding. Thomas Sit Hon-chung, assistant director of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, said about 10,000 dogs, including strays, were ... the proposal only covered dogs. 'I believed illegal breeding not only concerned dogs. It seems the government is not comprehensive enough,' he said. Mr Wong also asked if the proposal could ...

  3. Education, laws the answer to stray dog crisis

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has too many dogs. The numbers speak for themselves: Of the 15,000 or so strays caught by government officers each year, 85 per cent have to be put to death because no home can ... eager to offer the exotic, cute and cuddly. There is little control of who can sell, breed and import pets. Registration and immunisation rules are in place, but enforcement is poor. Despite ...

  4. Dogs and cats can go to the rescue in a disaster, says animal group

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... She said dogs and cats could instead stop the spread of disease 'by keeping down the rodent population'. 'With no dogs and cats, rats and mice will quickly breed to plague ... Zoe Mak Dogs and cats in the Sichuan earthquake zone can help rescue survivors and should not be culled, an animal concern group has said. The call came after news that officials ...

  5. First cases of dogs with swine flu on mainland

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong and Ng Yuk-hang Two dogs have been confirmed to be infected with swine flu, in the first such discoveries on the mainland. The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday confirmed a report by China Agriculture University that, of 52 dogs reported on Wednesday to have contracted flu viruses, two had tested positive for a swine flu virus 99 per cent identical to the one ...

  6. Dogged by feral packs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quickly,' he says. 'The large ones are not nimble enough to catch other animals. The small ones are not strong enough. It's the medium-sized dogs that survive, breed and become wild.' ... Kevin Sinclair William Suen Kai-yuen loves animals. He hates wild dogs. 'They are killers,' he says. Mr Suen, a passionate conservationist, has spent years tracking and recording ...

  7. Superdingo danger

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires As if snakes, spiders and heatstroke are not enough, hikers in Australia are being warned of a new danger: a fierce new breed of wild dog menacing the country's mountains ... several reports of these half-breeds threatening humans. A fisherman in vast Kosciuszko National Park, in New South Wales, threw rocks to drive off a group of wild dogs stalking him, and a farmer ...

  8. Nearly 40 animals made homeless by Tuen Mun village eviction

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Scores of dogs and cats are in need of homes as their former owners, who lost a battle with authorities to relocate from a Tuen Mun village, settle into their new lives in public ... at the end of September. The people are gone but not their pets, almost 40 of them. Dogs are banned from public estates. To stop the animals from landing in the hands of the government- which puts ...

  9. Breeding pigs will help to deal with Hong Kong's food waste

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nobody can be pleased to read that 40 per cent of landfill is made up of waste food ('Food waste from HK businesses shoots up', October 27). Landfills and expensive incineration are not the answer for dealing with this. Japan has made huge headw ...

  10. Simple solution can put a stop to the killing of innocent animals

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last year our government killed about 16,500 dogs and cats. Men hired by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) trapped these innocent animals and carted them ... to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) about 10,500 dogs and about 5,500 cats have been killed in this way. The bureau headed by Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok ...




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