Letters to the Editor, June 16, 2013

Stanley's eclectic charm is threatened. Photo: Dickson Lee

Liu Simin, a researcher with the Tourism Research Centre at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was quoted as saying "Many Chinese tourists are just going abroad, and are often inexperienced and unfamiliar with overseas rules and norms". I disagree with such a statement. You do not have to be familiar with another culture in the civilised world to behave correctly.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 2:25am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 21, 2013

Huskies suffer during Hong Kong's summer. Photo: AFP

I was naturally dismayed to read your reports about an attack on a child in Lantau by a Siberian husky, and I have the utmost sympathy for the child's family.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:50am 2 comments

Steps to dog heaven

Xiaoping at work in a primary school

I am of the opinion that only wealthy sentimental idiots in California take their dead dog or cat to a pet crematorium. The kind of rich people in that Mandarin Oriental advertisement where they claim Fluffikins would be welcome to bunker up with you in your hotel room. Well maybe they let super-wealthy guests do this in MO in America, but not, I suspect, in good old MO Hong Kong.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:36pm

City Digest, March 11, 2013

Roadside air pollution levels remained very high at all three monitoring stations yesterday. The air pollution index at Causeway Bay peaked at 160, while readings in Mong Kok and Central reached 137 and 130, respectively.

11 Mar 2013 - 5:18am

Online users shocked at cruel plight of abandoned dogs

Tibetan mastiff. Photo: Xinhua

The video depicted the terrible plight of the dogs after their owner left them. It was broadcast on a news programme by Chinese Central Television on Monday.

27 Feb 2013 - 2:40pm 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 16, 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi is failing to take a stand. Photo: EPA

Ease rules to breathe new life into parks

Why is Hong Kong so different from other cities when it comes to managing public places meant for relaxation?

16 Feb 2013 - 5:19am 1 comment

Short Science, January 27, 2013

Fido tucks into a home-cooked meal. Photo: Edward Wong

The National Institutes of Health, America's foremost medical research agency, will no longer fund studies involving chimpanzees. It also plans to review all ongoing studies using chimpanzees. "While used very selectively and in limited numbers, chimpanzees have served an important role in advancing human health in the past," the NIH said. 

27 Jan 2013 - 5:29am

Poison suspected of killing four dogs at Big Wave Bay, Shek O

Big Wave Bay

Dog owners are being warned to be on their guard after the deaths of up to four dogs from suspected poisoning at Big Wave Bay in Shek O.

The animals died within days of one another after displaying identical symptoms associated with poisoning from the highly toxic herbicide paraquat.

21 Oct 2012 - 3:45am

It makes sense in high-density HK for housing estates to impose dog ban

I am fond of dogs, but I have become dismayed by supposed Hong Kong dog lovers and their lack of appreciation of the fact that the majority of Hong Kong dwellings are inappropriate environments for dogs.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Be alert to the signs of heatstroke

Heatstroke in dogs is especially common in the summer months, although it can occur at any time, as Hong Kong's temperature rarely drops too low.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Notorious dog poisoner strikes again

Dog lovers beware: the Bowen Road poisoner is back.

The person has killed at least two animals in the past week. A dog's body was found in a roadside drain in Wan Chai Gap Road, near Bowen Road, last Friday. Another dead dog was found there yesterday.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bowen Road dog poisoner strikes again

Dog lovers beware - the Bowen Road poisoner is back and has killed at least two animals in the past week.

A dog's body was found in a roadside drain in Wan Chai Gap Road, near Bowen Road, on Friday morning.

It was the first time the poisoner - who has killed an estimated 200 dogs during his two-decade reign of terror - has struck since December 2010.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

SPCA criticised as rescued pups are nearly put down

The SPCA has come under fire from animal rescuers after it was found a group of puppies that had been guaranteed a foster home ended up at a government kennel, where they would have faced certain death.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Magic Kingdom welcomes dogs and their walkers

With the recent spell of cool weather, it's a good time to take your dog out for a nice, long walk. And if you want some company - that is, more than 1,000 dogs and their owners - the Hill's x SPCA Family Wag 'n' Walk 2012 takes place from 8am today at Hong Kong Disneyland.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Hobby breeders' may face tighter puppy-sale laws

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.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am