Dog Attack

Letters to the Editor, March 7, 2013

Safe-driving awards for KMB bus drivers. Photo: Nora Tam

You have quite rightly drawn attention to the plight of recognised refugees who are awaiting resettlement to other countries. The facts make pitiful reading. A comparatively small number of people are involved [132] and a comparatively small amount of money is needed. Recognised refugees receive just HK$500 month. The annual cost is low, yet for the refugees themselves this is a vital lifeline.

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013, 2:32am 4 comments

China Digest, January 7, 2013

The embezzlement trial of the former deputy general manager of a state-owned military contractor has begun at Beijing's No 1 Intermediate People's Court, the Beijing Times reports.

7 Jan 2013 - 6:28am

Owner may face prosecution after dog attacks Lantau toddler

The owner of a dog that bit and injured a 14-month-old girl on Lantau Island this month may face prosecution, an official said on Wednesday.

The toddler was treated at a hospital emergency department for a wound on her head, following the attack by the husky in Mui Wo on December 8, her mother said.

19 Dec 2012 - 6:04pm

When a dog attacks

It's a lovely day outside, perfect weather for your weekly hike with friends.

You're familiar with hiking's basic do's and don'ts. But, as with everything else, surprises are bound to occur.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Howls of protest force city to ditch ban on dogs

A ban on pet dogs in Guangdong's Jiangmen city has been revoked just nine days after it was announced.

Under the policy, dogs spotted in urban areas from August 26 were to be confiscated and culled or rehomed in the countryside.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Seeking to provide greater sense of security

Graeme Alford in his letter headlined, 'Amendment ill-considered and arbitrary' (South China Morning Post, October 16), has questioned the justification for control measures on large dogs in the proposed Dangerous Dogs Regulation. I would like to summarise the key reasons for the introduction of these measures.

30 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Amendment ill-considered and arbitrary

I am becoming increasingly frustrated by the attitude of the Agriculture and Fisheries Department (AFD) on the subject of 'large dogs'.

16 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Sharp rise in indoor dog attacks bucks trend

More dog attacks have been reported in indoor public areas.

Figures from the Agriculture and Fisheries Department released yesterday show that while the number of reported dog-bite cases dropped by 17.5 per cent from 2,483 in 1997-98 to 2,049 in 1998-99, more attacks took place in indoor public areas.

3 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Statistics show why dog controls needed

I refer to the letter from Graeme Alford regarding the proposed Dangerous Dogs Regulation (South China Morning Post, July 16).

Hong Kong is a crowded city in which dogs and people find themselves sharing confined spaces.

30 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Time, surely, to put the bite on dog owners

IN the vast game parks of South Africa, packed with some of the world's most savage beasts, an average of one or two visitors are mauled every year, usually because they foolishly thrust a telephoto lens up the nose of a hungry lion. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, 2,049 people were last year treated for dog bites.

25 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Critics hound dog regulations

The proposed Dangerous Dogs Regulation was attacked by dog lovers yesterday.

The Government has proposed classifying dogs weighing more than 20kg as large dogs.

24 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Let dog statistics be made available to public

Regarding the proposed Dangerous Dog Regulation, there is no doubt that restrictive measures should apply to fighting dogs and known dangerous dogs. The same, however, is not true for all large dogs.

16 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

A tight leash on rabies

IF Dick Rubira has his way, every registered dog in Hong Kong will soon carry a tiny computer chip injected under its skin. This will provide a unique and foolproof way of tracking ownership of the pet and checking the animal's health status.

23 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Try to understand dogs

I REFER to the letter by A. Koehler, headlined, 'Dog laws rarely enforced' (South China Morning Post, July 15). I believe ignorance of the following facts does cause unfortunate dog attack cases: Dogs instinctively attack, usually when frightened or threatened.

They attack when they are protecting their offspring.

22 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Ignorance blamed for dog attacks

IGNORANCE about dogs is the main cause of the recent spate of attacks, say experts.

They said people were unfamiliar with dogs, so owners and the public must both be more careful.

About 18 people, three of them children, were bitten at the weekend and there was another attack yesterday.

11 Jul 1995 - 12:00am