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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Viets’ love for ‘little tiger’ has pet owners in fear of the cat snatchers

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Owners live in fear of cat snatchers The enduring popularity of "little tiger"- cat meat- as a snack to go with beer in Vietnam means pet owners ... 35. Vietnam banned the consumption of cats in a bid to encourage pet ownership and keep the rat population under control. But there are still dozens of restaurants serving cat in Hanoi ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    ‘It’s sweeter and tenderer than dog meat’: Vietnam’s taste for cat leaves pets in peril

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:50am

    ... and keep the capital’s rat population under control. But there are still dozens of restaurants serving cat in Hanoi and it is rare to see felines roaming the streets – most pet-owners keep them ... pets in many other countries came about largely as a result of circumstance, said Hoang Ngoc Bau, one of Hanoi’s few trained vets. “The country was once very poor, and we had a long war. We ate ...

  3. News - World - CONSERVATION

    On fast track to extinction: cheetahs smuggled as trophy pets for Gulf’s rich

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Pet trade puts cheetah on fast track to extinction The rising trade in cheetahs for luxury pets in the Middle East is helping to drive critical populations of the wild cats ... as royal hunting animals in Africa but, more recently, a growing demand for status-symbol pets in the Gulf states has further reduced populations. Cheetahs are unusually easy to tame, especially ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Try talking to your pet like you would on Skype, animal communicator advises

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Skype's the limit when talking to your pet Interaction between humans and animals is like a Skype chat conducted using words and emoticons that represent facial expressions, a veteran animal communicator says. British-born Rosina Arquati may be dyslexic, but she has her own ways of talking to animals. "You open up your Skype to the animal ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fat camps offer 'pawlates' and 'doga' to help overweight pets slim down

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:33pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles More owners checking their overweight animals into specialist fat camps 'Pawlates' workouts for pudgy pets It's not just a people problem. Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates", "doga" and "Barko Polo"- canine versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo, ...

  6. News - Asia - Animals

    Malaysia's serama chicken breed, a prized pet, is spreading its wings

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kampung Pandan, Malaysia Tiny serama chickens fetch big money and make new friends worldwide Prancing from poultry to prized pets Marching imperiously ... The breed- among the world's smallest chickens with adults weighing less than 500 grams- has been a favoured pet in its native Malaysia for decades. But its popularity has spread as far ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Would you take off in this? Cathay pilot's pet project almost ready for first flight

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com After six years, HK$1.5m and help from 200 students, pilot is set to soar with two-seater First plane assembled in HK ready for takeoff Hong Kong's first owner-assembled plane is almost ready to fly- it just needs an engine a ...

  8. News - World - PETS

    43.5 socks found in stomach of ailing Great Dane

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:15pm by Reuters

    ... probably saved the ailing dog's life, an animal hospital said. The three-year-old pet, whose owners knew he had an affinity for chewing on socks but did not realise he was swallowing some ... prize called, "They ate WHAT?" DoveLewis will use the US$500 prize money to fund emergency care for pets of low-income animal owners, Harch said. The Great Dane had appeared to favour ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - Animals

    Pet dog crushed to death by python in second attack in two weeks

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Hazel Knowles

    ... Hazel Knowles Owners advised to keep pets on leash as five-metre-long snake attacks dog in second such incident in Sai Kung countryside in two weeks Python crushes pet dog to death A pet ... of how her family pet, Charlie, was killed by the five-metre-long snake as she was out walking near Pak Tam Chung with son Kaspar, five, and daughter Kaia, seven, and their four other dogs ...

  10. News - Asia - PETS

    Goldfish undergoes 'high-risk' brain surgery

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 05:50pm by AFP

    ... similar operations before. “The owner was quite attached to him,” he said. “Everyone forms bonds to pets in different ways and it is not up to us to distinguish between species.” Rich added that the operation cost “a few hundred dollars”. A new goldfish from a pet shop would cost less than A$10 (HK$69.90). According to the Washington Post, Rich’s procedure involved setting up numerous buckets ...




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