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  1. Livestock charity in plea for donations

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan The Hong Kong chapter of a charity that provides livestock is appealing for donations for its Sichuan Earthquake Rehabilitation Fund. Heifer Hong Kong hopes to raise at least ... for villagers on raising livestock and help them to rebuild confidence. The provision of livestock and other equipment is part of our job to help quake victims.' Heifer China country director Chen ...

  2. Vigilance the key now to keep bird flu at bay

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Over the last 13 years the idea of central slaughtering for chickens has gone from being seen as the solution to the threat of bird flu, and necessary to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases, to being seen now as no longer needed at all. Officials hav ...

  3. Shed some weight to save the world

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A study released early this year by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation is aptly titled 'livestock's long shadow'. The livestock industry produces more greenhouse gases than are emitted by transport. It uses up a third of the Earth's land surface, including 33 per cent of global arable land used to produce feed for livestock. It causes ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Graziers lament the passing of a tradition that sparked a legend

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney They are one of the nation's most enduring emblems, but the cattlemen of the Australian Alps fear their distinctive way of life is heading for extinction. Renowned for their expert horsemanship and gritty stoicism, the mountain ...

  6. Helicopter gunmen to hunt down camel herds

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Marksmen in helicopters will soon take to the skies of central Australia to cull some of the thousands of camels whose numbers have exploded since being released into the wild more than a century ago. The sharpshooters will target h ...

  7. urban jungle

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... are leaving for our children. I felt a deep sense of alarm after reading a news report by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation highlighting the major threat that livestock ... today seems to make all previous problems pale in comparison. The UN report, aptly titled 'Livestock's long shadow', states that the global livestock sector produces more ...

  8. Taking yaks upmarket

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... as directly proportional to the number of livestock they owned. Within the past two decades, many nomad families have seen their livestock numbers multiply greatly. This is due to a relaxed government ... systems. With the diminishing water sources compounded by the growth of livestock and overgrazing, the land is becoming depleted of its fertility. This is compounded by the general trend for nomads ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Live poultry markets in Shanghai forced to close

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Those selling pre-slaughtered birds are urged to enforce strict quarantine Shanghai banned the sale and slaughter of live poultry at local markets yesterday to stop the further spread of bird flu after a suspected outbreak was detected in a far ...




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