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  1. One man's meat...

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

    ... 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 ... single out cat and dog meat. And before readers shout that I should worry more about human rights than animal rights, yes, I agree that China's records are appalling and need to improve- ...

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

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

    ... the trade in dog meat flourishes on the mainland. 'In the north [of China], people need to eat dogs to get the calories to resist the winter cold,' says one buyer. 'I'll come more often in the winter.' Dog meat has long been valued in China for its reputed warming properties, but animal rights activist Lu Di, a retired teacher of classical Chinese literature, ...

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

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

    ... 'Dogs lose toes and their pads get shredded- it's dangerous. It's like putting them in a meat grinder.' Another danger is heatstroke. With the weather warming up, dog owners need ... 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 ...

  4. Eat less meat, more vegetables

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nowadays, many people have an unhealthy diet, eating a lot of meat and small amounts of vegetables, despite all the research warning us that we should change our diets. Although red meat offers some health benefits, it also contains cancer-causing chemicals that increase the risk of early death. We should eat wisely and not too much. Eating too much meat not only harms us, ...

  5. One man's meat

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... be behind meat eaters turning to vegetarianism, but there can be many other causes for steaks to be pushed aside in favour of tofu and sprouts. I re-encountered an extremely persuasive one ... to concerns about the impact to the global food cycle and environment of the increasing wealth of China and other developing nations. Affluence equates with being able to afford to eat more meat ...

  6. Letters

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

    ... As I glared down in disgust at the bus from my balcony, a dog-walker approached the driver and asked him to turn off the engine. To add to my disgust, the driver got defensive, and within seconds a heated argument erupted between him and the dog-walker. What was the driver thinking? That he had to have the air conditioner on when the outside temperature was a pleasant 20 degrees Celsius? ...

  7. talk back

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... other meat that is not prepared as per Islamic practice. This brings me to a point about French fries being sold at McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong. An innocent vegetarian consumer ... the police, district councils and animal-related organisations- to educate owners and handlers of dogs to be mindful of the right to peace and passage of passers-by and runners. I hope the police ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dog slaughter and vegetarians I refer to Alex Lo's column ('One man's meat...', February 18). I wonder if he would have written the article in that way if he knew how dog meat is prepared for market in the traditional way? In the winter of 1969-70, I was walking the hills above Sha Tin when I came upon a remote, abandoned village. In the clearing in front ...

  9. A meaty debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Go ahead and order that steak... it's not responsible for as much climate change as we thought it was. Do you ever think about climate change when you eat meat? Meat ... and 6.5 kilograms of grain and hay in order to gain 1kg of meat that we can eat. The farmland that is used to grow animal feed could be used to grow human food such as grain, rice and soybeans. We ...

  10. Snakes and bladders

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... is then mixed with two types of liquor (including snake wine, which is made by soaking steamed snake meat in alcohol and a secret blend of Chinese herbs), and Mak stirs it before offering ... and devoured to extinction. Such worries haven't dented the enthusiasm of old-timers such as Mak, who has worked at She Wong Lam (literally Snake King Lam), a fresh snake meat purveyor in Sheung ...




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