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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Howls of protest at call to silence pet dogs A suggestion by the public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "de-barking" their pets to avoid ... that one option for dogs that would not keep quiet was to submit them to surgery. De-barking involved removing a section of a dog's vocal cord to reduce the volume of its bark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581860/de-bark-our-dogs-animal-lovers-have-bone-pick-singapore
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Guide dog stabbed in Japan as it led owner to work

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:55am by Associated Press in Saitama

    ... Associated Press in Saitama Attack on Oscar, a nine-year-old Labrador, who suffered multiple stab wounds, discovered only when a sighted colleague of the owner noticed dog's injuries. Police are investigating the stabbing of a guide dog, in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, in Japan, during its owner’s morning commute to work, investigators said today. The police have yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581388/police-investigate-stabbing-guide-dog-during-owners-morning-commute-office
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1270944/tibetan-mastiff-kills-six-year-old-girl
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR shows bad crisis management over stray dog

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bad MTR crisis management over stray The unfortunate MTR stray dog incident has become a full-blown crisis. Assuming that staff on the ground did not do their job ... The dilemma staff faced that day was a conflict between keeping the trains running smoothly and on time, and causing a delay, perhaps for hours, to try to save a stray dog. Because of repeated train ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580700/hong-kongs-mtr-shows-bad-crisis-management-over-stray-dog
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR staff need guidelines on handling animals on tracks, unions say after dog is killed

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Phila Siu

    ... not set guidelines, a coalition of three staff unions said yesterday, amid anger at the death of a dog run over by a train last week. The coalition said Wednesday's incident- which has ... The staff have faced a lot of pressure," said Mak Pui-tung, of the MTR Staff General Association. In previous incidents, staff had been able to rescue the dogs because the animals were calm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580441/mtr-staff-want-guidance-handling-animals-track
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Dog's death was unfortunate, says MTR acting CEO Lincoln Leong

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Dog's death was unfortunate: MTR boss The death of a dog on the MTR's East Rail Line was "an unfortunate incident that no one wanted to see", said the MTR Corporation's acting chief executive officer. It was Lincoln Leong's first comments on the incident, in which a dog was run over by a cross-border train last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580644/dogs-death-was-unfortunate-says-mtr-acting-ceo-lincoln-leong
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds stage funeral procession for dog killed by MTR train

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Hundreds mourn dog killed on MTR Hundreds of people turned up to mourn a dog killed after straying onto railway tracks on Wednesday, as pressure built on the MTR Corporation to take responsibility and avoid a repeat of the case. They gathered dressed in black at Sheung Shui MTR station, where the dog was first spotted, before proceeding like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580197/hundreds-stage-funeral-procession-dog-killed-mtr-train
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR will review policy after death of dog on tracks sparks outrage

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:42pm by Lai Ying-kit, Brian Yap and Shirley Zhao

    ... Lai Ying-kit, Brian Yap and Shirley Zhao Operations chief tells protesters that the corporation will act after outcry at dog's death MTR staff to be trained to handle animals on track The MTR Corporation has promised to teach staff how to handle animals that wander onto the tracks after the death of a dog hit by a train led to public outrage. Operations director Dr Jacob Kam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579207/mtr-will-review-policy-after-death-dog-tracks-sparks-outrage
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Fury after dog killed on MTR tracks because rail bosses refused to halt services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:57pm by Bryan Harris and Gloria Chan

    ... for a timetable: dog's MTR death The MTR Corporation yesterday faced a wave of protests, including an online petition signed by around 80,000 people, after it failed to prevent the death of a stray dog on its East Rail Line. The animal was killed at around 10.30am on Wednesday morning, just 30 minutes after staff at the Sheung Shui MTR station failed in a brief effort to remove the stray ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578399/death-dog-hit-train-could-have-been-prevented-mtr-animal-welfare
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's MTR should have shown some humanity over stray dog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Cruel MTR belongs in the doghouse The Mass Transit Railway has blood on its hands. Train command centre staff could have saved a stray dog which accidentally wandered onto the tracks of its East Rail line. Instead, they chose to keep the trains running rather than cause a delay that would have provided enough time for rescuers to get the dog to safety. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578709/hong-kongs-mtr-should-have-shown-some-humanity-over-stray

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