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  1. News - World - NATURE

    Crazy ant invades the US South

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    ... per hectare, crazy ants, known for their random, jerky travel, eat or chase away most other insects and reptiles, and hound yard pets inside. In single numbers pretty innocuous-looking, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1241339/crazy-ant-invades-us-south
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: imaginary friends

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... instances of dog-eating have dramatically declined (but by no means vanished), pet birds are still taken out for regular walks. Early-morning walkers in public parks, especially in public housing ... explains why this was so. In a country that regularly experienced widespread famine- frequently to the point of cannibalism- being able to feed a pet remained the sole preserve of the wealthy. Laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1026287/then-now-imaginary-friends
  3. Exploring the mystery of frog immunity

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... puzzles. Of all the infected individuals that passed through our hands in fields, pet shops and food markets, none showed clinical signs of chytridiomycosis. In fact, during our four-year survey period we didn't come across one dead body. The infection rates in rural areas are quite low, mostly lower than 10 per cent, while somewhat higher in pet shops and food markets. Other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007445/exploring-mystery-frog-immunity
  4. Animal welfare message hits home

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... them exposed to infection by extracting bile through catheters from permanently open wounds. That would once have gone unnoticed, but Chinese now travel widely, keep pets and are exposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994087/animal-welfare-message-hits-home
  5. 'Hobby breeders' may face tighter puppy-sale laws

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Dog owners who decide to breed their pets and sell the puppies to shops have been warned that they will no longer fall outside animal trading laws under a new government proposal. More than 70 per cent of animals sold at pet shops came from hobby breeders, said Carmen Chan Wai-man, executive officer of Happy Animals. Another 4 per cent are imported and 22 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990535/hobby-breeders-may-face-tighter-puppy-sale-laws
  6. Think twice before turning on the taps

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Are there times when you think your pet has an extra dose of eau de animal? If that's the case, think twice before rushing your smelly furball to the bathtub or booking an appointment at the groomers. Veterinarian Hugh Stanley, at Dr Hugh's Veterinary Hospital, untangles some misconceptions and offers helpful advice on when to bathe your pet. For furry felines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990155/think-twice-turning-taps
  7. Fighting for the red and green

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Indonesia,' Smits said. 'There are no more voices of birds and animals. These intelligent animals are being killed for food, traded as pets or simply failing to thrive as their forest home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988772/fighting-red-and-green
  8. Steps to ensure animals get the most out of life

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on getting your pet to its golden years. Preventative medicine is the best solution when it comes to fighting disease and illness so vaccinations are a top priority for puppies and kittens. Your pet ... are an emergency clinic, and some come in with the parvovirus. These are animals that are 100 per cent indoor pets, but that doesn't mean vaccinations aren't necessary,' Wong says. Without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986696/steps-ensure-animals-get-most-out-life
  9. Dog bite trial told of pet rescuer's 5,000 animals

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com An animal lover accused of not keeping her dogs under proper control has given a home to about 5,000 of them over the years, a court was told yesterday. The figure was given by Daniel Marash SC, the lawyer representing the f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983816/dog-bite-trial-told-pet-rescuers-5000-animals
  10. Wonder dog's courage amid attacks

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on their way to their deaths. Several stopped to pet Roselle: 'Probably the last unconditional love they ever got,' he says. Eventually Hingson and the others reached the ground floor ... New Jersey. Hingson says he misses Roselle, who was a much-loved family pet from her retirement in 2007 until she was put to sleep earlier this year. 'Roselle is hero in every sense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978758/wonder-dogs-courage-amid-attacks

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