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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Pooch pleasure palace a big hit with Brazilians

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    ... or the American Wild West. But Belo Horizonte's newest love motel stands apart from the crowd in one crucial aspect. It is for dogs. Animalle Mundo Pet, an eight-story enterprise in an upscale ... at a technology company who peeked inside the Motel Pet one recent morning while she and her husband were on a clothes-buying spree for their Yorkshire terrier, Harley. The couple, who are motorcycle ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Business is booming for kennel owners as animals rule the roost

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Year. He is just one beneficiary of a boom that saw a fivefold increase in the number of pets on the mainland between 1999 and 2009. With all the pet food, accessories, health care and foster ... reported last year. The newspaper said the growth in sales of pet goods was among the fastest in the world and that the pace of expansion was expected to continue throughout this decade. Liu said ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Dog-eating

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With pet ownership now common in Chinese cities, should the central government discourage the practice of eating dogs in the mainland? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. Pet lovers fight to save dumped dogs from the butchers

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Animal activists in Zhengzhou, Henan province, are racing against time to rescue pet dogs awaiting slaughter in wet market butcheries after their owners abandoned them because of new pet ownership regulations. It was not clear how many dogs had been abandoned since the rule came into force on October 1 but Ye Hong, director of the Zhengzhou Pet Health Protection ...

  7. Dog owners use pet projects to build better homes for pampered pooches

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... with all the architect-designed kennels on the market. The kennel has gone upmarket as design-savvy pet owners demand homes for their hounds that have the same level of architectural cred ... is handmade, numbered and signed by Morosini. 'They have been conceived as jewels and noble residences for any breed of dog,' Morosini says. Not everyone is a fan of high design for pets ...

  8. Sale of sick pets sparks complaints

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung and Alex Lo Council notes rising trend of animals dying after purchase Some pet shops are selling sick animals that die soon after they are taken home, leaving animal lovers heart broken. The Consumer Council received 89 complaints about sick dogs bought from pet shops in the first 10 months of this year, compared with 93 for the whole of last year and 72 in 2002, ...

  9. '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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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