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  1. letters

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many small steps lead to big changes, but hopefully the gap will not widen further. Vincent Ng Wai-lam, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School Double standards While I agree that eating pets is cruel, there seems to be some inequality in the animal world. The steak on your plate was once an animal, too. So why is it different for pets? Why are pets protected, but not other animals? ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and sickening. John Phelan, Lamma Island Q Should public tenants be allowed to keep pets? As expatriates who have spent only the past three years in Hong Kong, we have not seen the best this place has ... from working. However, we will simply not stay silent on the issue of the animals which are about to be slaughtered to enforce public housing legislation. For many people, their pets ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should public tenants be allowed to keep pets? I am the owner of three dogs. I have lived in public housing for 13 years and always control my pets and clear their mess when they go out. The government policy is killing our lovely pets. I once saw a middle-aged woman on the street carrying her dogs and pleading with people to take them home. It is sad for a pet owner to have to make ...

  4. letters

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pet advice Hongkongers should realise that keeping a pet is a huge responsibility. You need to feed them, train them to be obedient and play with them. And when the animals become sick, you should take them to the vet. You cannot ignore your pet simply because you are working or studying. So you have to think twice before you buy a pet. Abandoning your pet is a cruel ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and quality services to the public. David Ng Ka-sing, chief superintendent, police public relations branch Unwanted exotic pets pose ecological threat I refer to the report ('Craze of exotic pets has a sting in the tail', September 6), regarding the sale of exotic pets in Hong Kong. Do we need to wait until a metre-long alligator gar mutilates a child's leg and cuts ...

  6. letters

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ability. People living in Hong Kong are not really unhappy; they are simply working towards happiness. Terri Ma, Pooi To Middle School Pet responsibility Before you buy a pet, there are important factors to consider. First is the length of time that you will be able to spend with the pet. This is important. You don't want to leave the pet alone too long or it will bark, chew or claw ...

  7. Have your say

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... School Keeping pets can make you happy Some people keep pets to play with and enjoy the happiness they bring. They treat them as friends or members of the family. They even teach their pets to do tricks. However, many public housing estates and private buildings in Hong Kong don't allow pets. People are busy working and don't have time to look after animals. There's ...

  8. Have your say

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their pets because they were not allowed to have pets where they lived, didn't like their pets anymore or if the pets fell sick, misbehaved or were too much trouble to take care of, the survey revealed. I am an animal lover and I urge people not to abandon their pets. Some people buy a pet on an impulse and dump the animal when they can't look after it anymore. Keeping a pet ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How should the pet trade be regulated? In the past two weeks alone Hong Kong Dog Rescue has taken in a pair of six-month-old chihuahua puppies, a teacup-poodle puppy, four beagle/shih-tzu puppies, a mini Pomeranian puppy and a host of other young, or very young, ex-pet-shop puppies. When Hong Kong Dog Rescue was founded in 2003, the small breeds that came to us via the Agriculture, ...

  10. Plenty to think about before relocating to HK

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Check-list items range from the arrangement of work permits to setting up schooling for children, care for pets, shipment of furniture and personal effects, and possible short term accommodation. ... to be instituted as far in advance as possible,' she said. 'Some schools will only offer places to children once the parents have an address in Hong Kong.' The importing of pets requires ...




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