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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Dog-patting event in Malaysia to break down taboos riles clerics

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur 'Dog-patting' event raises clerics' ire Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial "dog-patting" event aimed at removing the stigma regarding man's best friend in the multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority country. The event, titled "I want to touch a dog" and held in a park ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Shelter dogs facing long wait for new homes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Rescue dogs facing long wait for new homes Dogs rescued from abusive owners are continuing to put a strain on the SPCA's resources, with more long-staying, traumatised mongrels being overlooked in favour of pedigree puppies when it comes to adoption. "The adoption preference for pedigree and young dogs has left most of the elderly ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DISCRIMINATION

    Jockey Club to ensure guide dogs allowed into betting shops after blind man barred

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Jockey Club vows to ensure guide dogs let in after blind man barred The Hong Kong Jockey Club has promised to post signs on its betting-shop doors saying guide dogs are welcome after staff tried to stop a blind man with a guide dog from buying a lottery ticket. The club has also reminded all security staff of the policy to accept guide dogs and contacted a guide-dog ...

  4. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 10:58pm

    ... for deliveries. The city government announced details last week about the suggested ban on the sale and use of electric bikes. Guangxi Smoky dog meat row People living in a residential block in Liuzhou say they cannot open their windows because of the smell from food stalls cooking dog meat wrapped in straw, the news website Chinanews.com reports. Residents said that even with the windows ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Declarations of loyalty a feature of China's dog-eat-dog politics

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by DENG YUWEN, JONATHAN SULLIVAN

    ... China's dog-eat-dog politics Soon after the official announcement that former security tsar Zhou Yongkang was under investigation, various provinces, cities and departments began lining up ... arena, and the dog-eat-dog mentality of political competition within the party. Organised on Leninist lines, the Communist Party operates under the principle of democratic centralism, which ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Jockey Club staff under fire for 'trying to refuse entry to blind man with guide dog'

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Jockey Club staff 'tried to refuse blind man entry' Hong Kong Jockey Club staff have come under fire for allegedly trying to stop a blind man and his guide dog entering one of their shops, telling him pets were not allowed on the premises. David Wong Man-chiu, 65, and his dog, Google, were apparently surrounded by three members of staff when he visited ...

  8. News - China - Animals

    Tibetan mastiff attack stirs debate about dangers of ‘world’s most expensive dog’

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 03:42pm by James Griffiths

    ... attacked by a Tibetan mastiff, and accounts of attacks by the dogs are common in Chinese media, including one case in which 20 police officers were called to deal with two dogs which had attacked ... While insiders have warned that sky-high prices may be the result of insider agreements among breeders to attract publicity, the dogs have proved a hit with China’s nouveau riche as a living ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dog shelter owner tries to forget past horrors and focus on saving animals

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Dog lover is striving to get her life back on track after scenes of emaciated canine bodies at her kennel led to charge of ill-treatment Shelter owner tries to forget past horrors When Kathy Li Pui-seung gets down on her knees at the Ng Ka village dog shelter, the animals crowd around her, enthusiastically wagging their tails. It's a stark contrast ...




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