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  1. News - China

    Tibetan mastiff kills six-year-old girl

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:27pm

    ... Vicky Feng vicky.feng@scmp.com Fatal attack sparks concern about danger of large dogs in China Dogs may be man’s best friend but they can also be a dangerous enemy- as recent tragedies involving attacks by large dogs in China show. A girl was killed by a Tibetan mastiff in a northern city of China on Thursday evening. When the six-year-old was on her way to a grocery store on a ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, January 27, 2013

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ...   Starchy genes behind man's best friend A genetic switch allowed dogs to adapt to a starch-rich diet and evolve from meat-munching wolves into man's leftover-loving best friend, scientists say. Comparing the genetic code of the domestic dog to that of its wolf cousins, a team of researchers from Sweden, Norway and the United States found several telling differences. ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    China animal activists rescue hundreds of dogs before dog meat festival

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 07:27pm by Vicky Feng

    ... Vicky Feng Chinese animal activists flocked to Yulin, Guangxi province, to save the lives of hundreds of dogs before the local dog meat festival began on Friday. More than 20 activists from various cities in China, most of them Buddhists, spent more than 100,000 yuan (around HK$126,000), most donated by animal lovers, to buy and save around 400 dogs from the local markets.The ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Steps to dog heaven

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 10:36pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com I am of the opinion that only wealthy sentimental idiots in California take their dead dog or cat to a pet crematorium. The kind of rich people ... I suspect, in good old MO Hong Kong. It was tempting to march in to Connaught Road HQ with Dog Xiaoping on a lead to check-in, but I never did. And now I never will, because he toppled off his perch ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Man who kept dogs in filth sentenced to 200 hours of community service

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Dog abuser gets community service A hairdressing apprentice has been ordered to perform 200 hours of community service for confining his two mongrels in a cage filled with their excrement, and strapping up the mouth of one of the dogs to silence it. Yu Wing-ho's treatment of his dogs at his Sham Shui Po home came to light in October when ...

  6. News - China Insider - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    A dog could run China’s banking system, says former statistics bureau spokesman

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 07:10pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... that even a dog could successfully run. “Banking in China has become like a highway toll system,” Yao Jingyuan said at a Saturday summit on China’s economy held at Nanjing University. “Banks charge ... a small dog in their seats.” With this kind of operational model, banks will continue making money even if all the bank presidents go home to sleep and you replaced them by putting a small dog ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Michael Schumacher: Brilliant career dogged by controversy

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:51am

    ... (also with Benetton), and 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (with Ferrari). He retired at the end of the 2006 season. CONTROVERSY His career was dogged by controversy as well as highlighted ...

  8. News - China - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Dog and cat meat eaters hit back at animal rights group adverts

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:39am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Ads against dog, cat meat rile some A leading animal rights group has been forced to revise a provocative advertising campaign in northeast China following a public outcry. Since September, Animals Asia has been urging people across the mainland to stop eating cats and dogs by using a head-turning poster series that shows the animals ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Sai Kung shelter appeals for help to save 66 dogs

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:51am by Hazel Knowles

    ... Hazel Knowles Sai Kung shelter appeals for help to save 66 dogs This may be the last Christmas for 66 stray dogs at a Sai Kung shelter. Sai Kung Stray Friends says it has been told to vacate its Ho Chung premises, and unless it can find HK$3.5 million to buy an alternative site, the dogs will most likely have to be put down. Chairwoman Narelle Pamuk said the shelter ...




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