Cats

Study may prompt claws for complaint

Stray cats stand outside an apartment building. Photo: AP

Now we know why there is so much affinity between humans and cats: we are both mass killers. Next to us, it seems, those fluffy, cuddly kitties may be the greatest threat to mammalian and avian wildlife.

Tuesday, 5 February, 2013, 2:36am 1 comment

Cats in US kill billions of birds and mammals, study finds

Domestic cats in the United States kill up to 3.7 billion birds a year, scientists estimate. Photo: AP

Domestic cats in the United States kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion mice, voles and other small mammals each year, biologists estimated on Tuesday.

30 Jan 2013 - 2:30pm

Cat's life fires success

A real-life tale about animal abuse was the inspiration for Janessa Chou Ho-wing when she chose to write a story about an old stray cat.

'The idea came from something I read in the newspaper about some cats being abused by strangers,' says Janessa, 14, who studies at Australian International School Hong Kong.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Win an evening of Lloyd Webber's high notes

Even if you're not a big fan of musicals, the show The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, which opens on June 8, should be easy on the ears.

The concert-style show features more than 30 songs from the award-winning composer's 40-year career, including Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Superstar, Music of the Night and other hits from classics such as Evita and Cats.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Keep changes to a minimum for your cat if you have to go away

Mark Twain once said: 'Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat.' There is no need to worry about your cat when you are out of town - cat-sitting services and catteries are here to keep your feline friend as pampered as Garfield.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

about Pets

Have you ever wondered what is going through your cat's mind? While you may never find out its true thoughts, a cat's eyes can reveal many non-verbal signals and clues that can indicate what your feisty feline may be thinking.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

The eyes have it: our feline friends communicate through non-verbal signals

Have you ever wondered what is going through your cat's mind? While you may never find out its true thoughts, a cat's eyes can reveal many non-verbal signals and clues that can indicate what your feisty feline may be thinking.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Mixed messages on official attitude to neutering stray dogs

I refer to the letters of Michael Hwang, veterinary officer, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department ('Department takes integrated approach to control strays', October 26) and of Kenneth Lam, member, Hong Kong Veterinary Surgeons Board ('Promoting responsible dog ownership', November 3).

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cats

Cats Lunchbox Theatrical Productions Lyric Theatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts. Until June 21. Reviewed: May 16

Last staged here in 1994, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 28-year-old hit musical Cats returned over the weekend as sleek and energetic as ever, showing little sign of ageing.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: stray cats

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Cats ready to pounce on a whole new generation of fans

Cats is back! Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous musical is returning to Hong Kong this May, and you have Lunchbox Productions' James Cundall to thank or blame, depending on how you feel about the popular show based on poems by T.S. Elliot.

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Playing cat-and-mouse over JFK airport's strays

New York

Normally, a home near an airport isn't a great place to live. But when there is no other choice, even an airport can be a comfortable shelter.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Woman calls police over cats 'buried alive'

A cat lover called police to an Aberdeen park yesterday complaining that cats had been repeatedly buried alive by workers filling in a hole in the park with rocks and soil.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Neuter stray cats, don't kill them, say activists

Group urges humane policy for feral felines

Animal rights activists have expressed anger at the growing number of stray cats being destroyed and say the government should sterilise them instead.

They say cats are less fortunate than dogs because there is no microchip system to help trace their owners.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

War on feral cats triggers even worse disaster for Antarctic island

A plan to clear a remote Australian island of feral cats to save rare seabirds has unleashed an ecological domino effect that has dismayed conservationists.

Scientists have branded the environmental degradation of Macquarie Island, a sub-Antarctic territory at the bottom of the world, an international embarrassment.

10 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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