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  1. Animal Games provide a visual treat

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Who are the fastest and strongest creatures in the animal kingdom? While mankind is glued to the Olympics, the Animal Games see mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and fish scaled to human size battle it out in six sporting challenges in an ...

  2. Mini-ranches for weekend cowboys the latest US trend

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren The latest trend to sweep the United States property market is the gentleman rancher. These wealthy, part-time cowboys are buying up small ranches where they can escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life and, for the more famous among ...

  3. Stall lease terminated for violating rest day

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A chicken seller's tenancy at a market stall has been terminated after he was found to have violated rest day conditions. The decision by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department yesterday was the first time a tenancy has been terminat ...

  4. Chickens have rights, too

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... Tony Henderson The government says the centralised slaughtering of chickens is essential because it is the only way to keep the public from coming into close contact with live poultry. This actually means keeping us away from all live poultry. But the pro ...

  5. Unprotected workers on fowl duty

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying Lupi village, Jiedong, Guangdong Wu Xiong reached into his bicycle's side basket and grabbed a duck by its wings to hand over to a sanitary worker in a protective suit. The duck and its four companions were destined for lu ya, or pot-st ...

  6. Farmers unruffled by first infection on the mainland

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Dingdang, Guangxi Swift cull and vaccinations in Guangxi reassure duck producer's neighbours The people of Dingdang are taking in their stride the mainland's first outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. So, too are their neighbours in sout ...


    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Growth in China's milk market may be about to explode, but the country still has plenty to learn from foreigners about how to produce milk, according to Lior Yaron, a dairy specialist and manager of an Israeli demonstration farm near Beijing that pro ...

  8. Camels to help haul aboriginal town out of poverty

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney An impoverished aboriginal community in central Australia is finding salvation for its chronic drink and drug problems from an unusual source- wild camels. The tiny Docker River settlement, which lies in the Northern Territory, 250k ...

  9. Pig farming association denies link to disease

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Pig farmers have denied any link to the recent Japanese encephalitis cases, saying no workers or animals had fallen sick. 'We have regular meetings with our members but none of them have observed any abnormal situation in their pig farms. T ...

  10. City Brief

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health officials seize smuggled poultry in raid Health officers seized 19 tonnes of smuggled frozen poultry and arrested two men during a raid in Yuen Long. The frozen chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons, worth about $300,000, were found in six containers ...




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