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  1. Leash of life

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

    ... Once forced underground by mainland authorities, dog ownership is booming as wealthy Chinese take advantage of Beijing's first legal canine market. Joey Liu picks up the scent LEANING AGAINST A wooden fence, Beijing dog dealer Zhang Guohua pulls a Pomeranian out of its air-conditioned kennel and pushes it into a visitor's arms. 'It's vaccinated. If you discover ...

  2. Sale of sick pets sparks complaints

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Winnie Yeung

    ... heart broken. The Consumer Council received 89 complaints about sick dogs bought from pet shops in the first 10 months of this year, compared with 93 for the whole of last year and 72 in 2002, a spokeswoman said. The total number of complaints for all sick animals, including dogs, was 111, compared with 135 cases last year and 101 the year before. 'We definitely observe a rising ...

  3. Take action

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

    ... on November 13. Pet's Hotline and Furry Creatures said it was not their fault. 'It looked perfectly fine. I'm sure the puppy caught the virus from [Ms Bullen's] other dogs because ... a dog for her because her children were almost crying when they came to visit. We pitied them and gave them a new one. That one, I'm sure it was in perfect health. I didn't believe ...

  4. Pet peeves

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Tony Camaropolous

    ... Tony Camaropolous, GUANGZHOU Dogs have never had it easy in Guangzhou. In the past, the city was replete with restaurants specialising in serving dog meat. Now, in the aftermath of Sars, ... by their owners. The cost of owning a dog is one reason. According to Christie Yang, the China relations manager of the Animals Asia Foundation, dog owners in Guangzhou have to pay a 10,000 yuan ...

  5. $1,500 fine for taking dog for a wok

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo A woman who claimed to have seen a 'primitive man' cutting up a dog on hills in Sai Wan early this year was found guilty yesterday of slaughtering it for food. Chan ... and consistency'. The charge falls under the Dogs and Cats Regulation instituted in 1950, which prohibits the use or sale of dogs or cats as food. Chan, who denied the charge, told the court ...

  6. talk back

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q What should be done to protect animals from unscrupulous pet shops? While Hong Kong Dog Rescue would be delighted to see a total ban on pet shops selling puppies, or at least stricter controls ... no choice but to use as a sleeping, eating and toilet area. Many dog owners go to work every day and leave the dog in a cage for up to 10 hours at a time. Puppies, like children, need to play ...

  7. Dr Dog video teaches pets are friends, not food

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu Friend or food? While most Hongkongers never think of their precious pets as food, this is not the case in neighbouring places where the consumption of dogs and cats is widely ... educational short film: 'Dr Dog: Friend... or Food?' As a dog lover, Ren is dedicated to helping end the eating of dogs and cats. The Dr Dog programme started in 1991 and is responsible ...

  8. Dog-eating

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With pet ownership now common in Chinese cities, should the central government discourage the practice of eating dogs in the mainland? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. The Dog Walker

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin The Dog Walker by Leslie Schnur Pocket Books $95 Nina Shepard, a Manhattan dog walker, may not have a boyfriend or a real purpose in life, but she does have a job that offers her one great opportunity: she can snoop around strangers' homes when she comes to pick up their dogs. That's how she ends up falling in love with a man she has never met. Daniel ...




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