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  1. Simple solutions to keep your animals safe and sound this summer

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... she says. And, whenever you go for a walk, remember to take water for the dog. 'When some breeds are hot they will sit down and not move, then others are happy to keep running ... highlights animal accidents that can be prevented. Definite don'ts For the average dog, the escalator can be a terrifying toe-grinding machine. In the past six months, Griffin has treated three ...

  2. Arthritis and pollution can make for woeful winters

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... with little exercise can easily hurt themselves, explains Potter. Breeds such as shih-tzu, Pekinese, pugs, Boston terriers and any heavy yet small-frame dogs relative to their leg size can have joint ... sorts of pollens blow in from the mainland, causing allergic reactions in dogs, and cats too,' says Dr Richard Potter, senior veterinarian at East Island Animal Hospital. 'Dogs start ...

  3. Crocodiles freed from captivity to guard Indian mangrove forest

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... In an experiment last year, they freed some crocodiles near a captive breeding centre in Bhitarkanika. 'We became sure that just because the giant crocodiles were present in huge numbers inside the [Bhitarkanika National] Park, [unauthorised] people were afraid to enter the area. So we took some adult crocodiles from our breeding park and released them in the rivers around the greater sanctuary ...

  4. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan, a dog owner who used to breed cats. He grew up in Ngau Tau Kok and initially worked in gym equipment production. Later, he moved to delivery services, and understanding the difficulties ... developed for housing, he set about opening the first pet crematorium where owners can rent an urn space From the age of four, Chan Kwok-kee saw his family dogs taken to the slaughterhouse ...

  5. Like hounds to the slaughter- it's a dog's life

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Liu It's 9am on a Saturday and the Liyuan market in Beijing's eastern suburbs is already filled with barking dogs, shouting hawkers and jostling people, most of whom have travelled hours in the late summer heat in search of a pet. Yet just outside the market, on the other side of the road, are dogs heading for a very different fate: the cooking pot. Husky hounds ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mammals and fish. Hong Kong should take every opportunity to emulate more compassionate and enlightened countries which prohibit the sale of cats and dogs in pet shops. The trade is so widely open ... impulse buying ('Ah, isn't it cute'). For those seeking a specific breed, they should do their research well and approach a bona fide breeder in a country with very stringent export ...

  7. City's first organic fish sure to catch on

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and breeding environment, says Jonathan Wong Woon-chung, director of the Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre. Three types of fish farmed organically- mullet, bighead carp and grass carp- have received ... the fishing operation is more well established, the farms will breed more expensive species to raise profit margins and make it more attractive to fish farmers. 'Farming organic fish should ...

  8. One man's meat...

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo I often wake up with a bad back from sleeping in prolonged contorted positions to make space for my dogs and cats on my bed. My wife and I keep three dogs and five cats. We religiously keep the ashes of pets that have departed to the Rainbow Bridge. Let's just say we love cats and dogs as much as any person we know. And if you offer us cat and dog meat to eat, we ...

  9. Lamma residents seethe over dumping in stream

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... the natural environment of the area, a breeding ground for the endangered Romer's tree frog, could be irreparably damaged. The pipe also reduces the efficiency of a new concrete flood channel ... of in an environmentally acceptable manner. A nearby lily pond and surrounding breeding grounds for the endangered Romer's tree frog have been all but destroyed by the waste. Frog expert Nancy Karraker, ...

  10. Our sea life will die without legal protection

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the maximum sustainable yield was around 20,500 tonnes. But overfishing is not the only reason for a paucity of fish. Water pollution has killed off many and breeding grounds have been lost ... to regenerate with protected breeding grounds and strictly enforced rules. Such regulations exist for our land environment- 30 per cent of the area is country parks and laws protect wildlife and plants. ...




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