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  1. Poisoned pets

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Steven Ribet

    ... of dog biscuits and pet toys placed at small shrines dedicated to dead dogs have become common on the estate, according to the report. Strangely echoing the city's Sars epidemic of two years ago, owners have been clamping muzzles on their pets to prevent them eating the killer's bait. Poisonings are becoming more frequent as dog ownership surges in Beijing. In another Fengtai ...

  2. The cost of that doggy in the window

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung Behind the scenes of 'mummies' playing with their cute little doggies, lies a world of cruelty and horror. Licensed pet shops are under government supervision to ensure sure all their puppies and kittens come from legal and responsible breeders, who breed pets in hygienic and humane ways. However, there are some breeders who see pets as get-rich-quick ...

  3. Toys 'R' Us chief positive over sales this year

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang If Christmas was the breeding season for the electronic hamsters known as Zhu Zhu pets, this year expect to see an explosion in the population of the Guangdong-made rodents. Shoppers snapped up millions of the toy pets at Toys 'R' Us stores around the world. In coming months, the retailer will offer a wider variety, more accessories and new characters to make ...

  4. letters

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... written. Kelly Tai, Tin Ka Ping Secondary School (Fanling) Think twice about giving pets as gifts It seems there is a growing trend of giving people pets on special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Of course, pets can bring happiness but should they be given as gifts? People should think before giving an animal as a gift. First, they need to think about whether the person ...

  5. Gourmet dial-a-dinners... for your dog

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... with fresh ingredients boiled without salt or oil. She says home-made food is good for dogs and helps their bonding with humans. 'Vets tell you to feed them processed pet food. [But] dogs know ... Mok says she has preferred to feed her dogs home-cooked dishes rather than processed pet food since she lost a beloved beagle to cancer two years ago- a death she suspected was caused ...

  6. Scandal will stoke fears of 'Made in China' label

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... were concerned that Chinese formula could be tainted with melamine, the contaminant found in pet food ingredients from China that was linked to the deaths and illnesses of hundreds of cats ... in Panama Toys The world's largest toymaker, Mattel, recalled about 20 million made-in-China toys a year ago because of hazards from magnets and excessive lead Pet food At least 16 pets died, ...

  7. Melamine- an industrial staple

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was largely known for these industrial applications until last year when it was found in China-made pet food exported to North America which made thousands of pets ill and killed several hundred ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... through education. Si Ka-hang, Tung Chung Dog-tired at customs For pet dog travel Hong Kong's import regulations are similar to those of developed countries of comparable rabies risk status. However, there is a major difference in the implementation of these regulations. While pet dogs leaving Hong Kong can enter these countries as checked baggage, on return they must enter as cargo. ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q What should be done to protect animals from unscrupulous pet shops? Can there be such a thing as a scrupulous pet shop? They are in business to minimise costs and maximise profits. All other issues come a distant second. If you love an animal, you respect them and wouldn't want to see them traded as some commodity. In one way or another all pet shops abuse animals. ...

  10. China no stranger to US hypocrisy, analysts say

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... including lead. The mainland came under international scrutiny after a series of food and product-safety scandals involving exported goods ranging from pet foods containing melamine to tainted ...




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