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Tibetan mastiff kills six-year-old girl

Dogs may be man’s best friend but they can also be a dangerous enemy - as recent tragedies involving attacks by large dogs in China show.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Tobacco and roadside pollution more dangerous than bird flu

Given the rising concern over bird flu, it is worth recalling that there are other bigger killers in Hong Kong. In the past two weeks in which nine deaths have been recorded, Hong Kong's dirty air has led to 123 avoidable deaths.

8 Jul 2013 - 12:25pm

Jockey Club's carnival will be a walk in the park for dogs

About 1,000 dogs will take part in the city's first dog walkathon on Saturday in Sha Tin near the site of a lush expanse of unusual grass popular among dogwalkers for being "as soft as a cushion".

28 Mar 2013 - 5:47am

Swamped New Territories villages welcome all inspectors

Like most residents of the New Territories, I welcome the government's initiative to set up a new department to investigate what has become known in the media as unauthorised structures. New Territories residents know this to be a euphemism for "essential home improvements".

20 Feb 2013 - 4:12am 1 comment

A wake-up call for our sleeping dogs

For all the stupidity of his remark about dogs and white people, there might be a grain of truth in South African President Jacob Zuma's latest gaffe. Deep in the back of his mind he may have been thinking of one of the peculiarities of suburban South African life, particularly as race barriers came down after the end of apartheid.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:00am

Health bites

Even if family history puts you at a high risk of cancer, research shows a healthy lifestyle could help. A new study has found that loading up on snack foods may increase cancer risk in individuals with Lynch syndrome, an inherited condition that increases one's risk of developing colorectal, endometrial and other cancers at an early age. 

31 Dec 2012 - 5:17pm

Deaths of dogs may see ban on paraquat

Government officials are considering imposing a ban on over-the-counter sales of the weed killer paraquat, which has been linked to a series of dog deaths.

A review has been launched into the widely used but highly toxic pesticide, which is banned in many countries, but freely available in Hong Kong. It may result in sales being restricted through a permit system.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am

Pooch pleasure palace a big hit with Brazilians

Heart-shaped ceiling mirror: check. Curtains drawn: check. Red mattress: check.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

Civic Party embarks on a campaign to reform the pet trade

Dogma is 13 years old and has difficulty walking - but this dog's problem is the result of neither disease nor an accident. It is from cross-breeding a basset and beagle. But his life has been lucky living with owner Claudia Mo Man-ching, a Civic Party lawmaker.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:31am

Making sense of the bizarre world of canines

If you think your pet behaves in bizarre ways, veterinarian Hugh Stanley, of Dr Hugh's Veterinary Hospital in Tin Hau, helps explain the reasons behind some of canines' most puzzling behaviour.


29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am