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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Give your pets dried food despite discovery of cancer toxins, vets say

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:11pm by Amy Nip and Johnny Tam

    ... Amy Nip and Johhny Tam The experts insist dry food is needed to give pets a balanced diet, despite tests revealing seven brands contain a cancer-causing toxin Don't abandon dry pet food over cancer tests, say vets Many pet owners have long had mixed feelings about the dried food consumed by their animals, with some finding it difficult to accept veterinarians’ insistence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483696/dried-food-should-still-be-main-part-pets-diet-say-vets-despite
  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Pet owners warned after water-borne disease leaves 10 dogs dead

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Ten canines reported dead and pet picnic and parade is cancelled as water-borne disease carried by rats infects streams and puddles Dog owners warned of fatal disease Pet owners are being warned not to let their dogs drink or swim in streams after a spate of deaths from a disease caused by bacteria often carried by rats. Ten dogs out of at least 12 that have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1310038/pet-owners-warned-after-water-borne-disease-leaves-10-dogs-dead
  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dog kennels being kept on a tight lease

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Christy Choi, MICHAEL DE WAAL MONTGOMERY

    ... responsible pet ownership. So far, 750 English and 2,250 Chinese versions of the kit have been created, and a thousand have been handed out. "I made the kit after seeing quite a lot of impulse ... to understand more about details such as life cycles and real needs of animals before making the decision to take in a pet," she said. Between 2012 and 2013, SPCA inspectors rescued 5,472 animals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568453/dog-kennels-being-kept-tight-lease
  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Civic Party embarks on a campaign to reform the pet trade

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Lawmaker's best friend helps to inspire her party's campaign to reform the pet trade Dogma helps right the wrongs of bad breeding Dogma is 13 years ... different homes in two months before he was saved from being put down. That puppy was Harley, a black great dane, and few pet owners in Hong Kong would have realised how big he would grow. Harley, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078073/civic-party-embarks-campaign-reform-pet-trade
  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Rise in pet owners discarding exotic animals

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Snakes, lizards, hedgehogs and dormice are among the unusual animals found abandoned by the SPCA after people who keep them lose interest Rise in exotic pets ... temperatures and humidity." Another problem is that many people are unaware that most exotic pets are wild animals, not companion animals. "Often people buy exotic animals from questionable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1028390/rise-pet-owners-discarding-exotic-animals
  6. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Move to reduce five-year wait for veterinary surgeon complaints

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com More veterinary surgeons in the city, and increased awareness about animal welfare, add up to a lengthy backlog for dissatisfied pet owners Move to cut five-year wait for complaints against vets A dramatic rise in the number of Hong Kong veterinarians has pushed the time it takes to resolve a complaint against the profession to about five years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546780/move-reduce-five-year-wait-veterinary-surgeon-complaints
  7. News - China - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dogs can be your friends... and your dinner: People's Daily calls for tolerance after dog-meat backlash

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 02:12pm by WU NAN

    ... the uncle decided to bury the pet. However, the uncle didn’t stop others from consuming dog meat. The party newspaper said that while traditions like the dog-eating festival should be tolerated, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538867/dogs-can-be-your-friend-and-your-dinner-peoples-daily-says-amid-yulin
  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Deaths of dogs may see ban on paraquat

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... reported last month how a series of dog poisonings saw four pets die in agony in Big Wave Bay. Vets believe all the dogs ate bones laced with paraquat, commonly sold under the trade name Gramoxone ... paraquat poisoning last year and a third dog in almost identical circumstances in October. Now, after a campaign by worried pet owners, vets and a senior horticulturalist, the Hong Kong government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1085002/deaths-dogs-may-see-ban-paraquat
  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Illegal dog traders face crackdown

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND JOANNA CHIU

    ... Amy Nip and Joanna Chiu Proposed action against pet smuggling and 'hobby breeders' will require permits, with fines for illegal trading rising to HK$100,000 Licence scheme to put ... to hold a permit. Public consultations on the move started yesterday and will end on November 30. The suggestion comes after years of discussion on how to plug loopholes in the pet trade, in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1053263/illegal-dog-traders-face-crackdown
  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dog breeding licences 'won't protect animals'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... to keep a check on commercial dog breeders, are not enforceable. Professional pet breeders have been operating under the government radar by calling themselves hobby breeders. In some instances, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1152642/dog-breeding-licences-wont-protect-animals

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