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  1. Tree-sniffing dog awaits HK's bark and call

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com The authorities have yet to respond to a Taiwan-based university's offer to lend Hong Kong a dog trained to sniff out a disease that is killing the city's historic trees. The dog has been trained by the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology to identify trees infected with brown-root rot, which has infected at least 13 mature ...

  2. Cruel killing of stray dogs by government can be replaced by more humane option

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has slaughtered several thousand dogs in the past 10 years. This cruelty and killing is shameful and is deplored by most ... by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Animals Asia Foundation, No Kill City Forum, STOP and many dog-rescue charities, has campaigned for new animal-friendly policies. People across ...

  3. U-turn over abuse by dog catchers

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department director Alan Wong Chi-kong yesterday backtracked on a denial that staff abused two dogs in Tin Shui Wai. Wong told district councillors that department staff would be asked to minimise the use of violence while catching animals. A video on YouTube showing the two dogs bleeding sparked a protest on Sunday. ...

  4. Education, laws the answer to stray dog crisis

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has too many dogs. The numbers speak for themselves: Of the 15,000 or so strays caught by government officers each year, 85 per cent have to be put to death because no home can ... the round-ups and killings that cost taxpayers HK$30 million a year, stray dogs on our streets and in parks that cause a nuisance abound. The rising number of strays caught suggests the Agriculture, ...

  5. No 'dogging' please, you'll disturb our ancestors

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... birds in Clear Water Bay where they do what villagers call 'dogging' in their cars. I guess nothing shakes a car like a bit of such exercise in the backseat- but this spot ... this sign next to a quiet spot along Wing Lung Road- quiet enough for a bit of 'dogging',' he said. The top line says: 'Car-shaking forbidden.' Then: 'Before the graves ...

  6. A son's dogged search for his buried parents

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Zhouqu, Gansu He Donghong knows the chances of finding his parents alive are slim to none. But five days after the massive mudslides ravaged Zhouqu town in Gansu, he is still digging with shovel, hoe and sticks to clear the avalanche of mu ...

  7. First cases of dogs with swine flu on mainland

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong and Ng Yuk-hang Two dogs have been confirmed to be infected with swine flu, in the first such discoveries on the mainland. The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday confirmed a report by China Agriculture University that, of 52 dogs reported on Wednesday to have contracted flu viruses, two had tested positive for a swine flu virus 99 per cent identical to the one ...

  8. 'Cruel' dog ban sparks outcry

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A city in Heilongjiang province has imposed a controversial regulation banning dogs in public areas from today. According to a regulation issued by the Heihe city government on Wednesday, owners would be fined up to 200 yuan (HK$228) if their dogs were found in 'restricted areas' on Thursday and yesterday. From today, dogs found in these areas would be put down, ...

  9. Government admits killing 10,000 dogs a year as pet trade comes under the spotlight

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong About 10,000 dogs and 4,000 cats are put down each year by the government, it was revealed yesterday as lawmakers discussed a proposal to regulate the pet trade. During a food safety and environmental hygiene panel meeting in the Legislative Council, undersecretary for food and health Gabriel Leung said the government hoped to tighten control of the sources of dogs ...

  10. Shock after dog left alone in karaoke bar

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Animal lovers were shocked yesterday after a small dog was found alone in a karaoke bar in Cornwall Court. The Pekinese was found on the third floor of the building, scene ... the dog. 'Officers from our department visited the building and found the dog was in good health,' a spokesman for the department said. It had been left water and food. He said they had ...




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