Happy grunting ground

Pig farmer Charles Chan in Yuen Long.Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Charles Chan Mo-chee is the owner of Wah Kee in the New Territories, arguably Hong Kong's best pig farm, with restaurant clients including one of Hong Kong's most established Cantonese restaurants, Fook Lam Moon, and Linguini Fini, which specialises in pork nose-to-tail d

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Briefs, October 3, 2012

Gunmen kill 26 at Nigerian college

3 Oct 2012 - 4:15am

When Pigs Have Wings

Starring: Sasson Gabay, Baya Belal, Myriam Tekaia Director: Sylvain Estibal Category: IIA (Arabic, English and Hebrew)

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Yurun halts share slide over tainted-meat reports

The Hong Kong share price of the China Yurun Food Group broke its seven-day slide yesterday after the mainland meat supplier said only one of its 590 slaughtered hogs was found to contain an illegal additive that poisoned several hundred consumers in Shanghai five years ago.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Point a finger at pigs for inflation

Although many people believe that soaring property prices are to blame for spiking inflation on the mainland, it appears that pork prices have played a role, too.

According to investment firm Nomura International, rising pork prices will contribute to inflation exceeding 6 per cent on the mainland in June, up from 5.5 per cent in May.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Cleanliness vital for 'fragile' Guinea pigs to enjoy stress-free lives

Most people like to keep clean by taking a daily shower or bath. The same goes for Guinea pigs. 'I bath my Guinea pigs every day in a very shallow bowl with lukewarm water and a small drop of shampoo - to get them clean underneath and rinse them. They seem to enjoy it,' says Josee Colley, who owns two long-haired Guinea pigs named Fluffy and Curly.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Moving story

Even though the Year of the Rabbit is not one of the 'travelling years' - unlike those of the tiger, snake, monkey and pig - it does not necessarily mean it will be a bad year in which to travel, move or migrate.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cartoon pigs flying into trouble with sensitive viewers

Red Bull, the energy drink, has given the phrase 'when pigs fly' a whole new meaning. A controversial new television advert has attracted at least one complaint to the Broadcasting Authority. The reason? It's animal cruelty.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Animal magic

The rooster, the 10th animal of the Chinese zodiac, represents the peak of autumn and thus the metal element. For those who would benefit from this element, it would be advantageous to keep domestic birds, such as parakeets, as pets, as actual roosters, hens, ducks and swans would be impractical in an urban environment.

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Buried pig massaged and fed back to health

A pig that survived 36 days in the rubble of the Sichuan earthquake to become a national symbol of survival is well on the road to recovery, regaining half of the 100kg she lost after weeks of gourmet feasting and regular massages.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Pig becomes a hero after surviving 36 days under rubble

The Sichuan earthquake has created a long list of heroes, but the latest also has to be the least likely - a one-year-old pig that survived 36 days under the rubble in Pengzhou and lost 100kg through its ordeal.

Rescuers found the pig alive but a shadow of its former self last Tuesday, under the ruins of the Tuanshan village home of his owner, Wan Xingming .

24 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Pigs get star treatment as slaughterhouses are graded

Star-graded hotels or office towers are no novelty. But star-graded pig slaughterhouses?

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Researchers coddle pigs with toys and comfort - so they get a more tender chop

These little piggies certainly luck out. Compared with how they and most other pigs are treated on mainland farms, some 400 pigs are living in paradise. The 400 have been picked for an experiment by the Pig Raising Research Centre, part of the state-owned Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, on how to raise happy pigs.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Ever sow happy to wallow in Pot Bellied Pigdom

Anthony Desir had never played rugby before he came to live in Hong Kong.

'When I came to my first Sevens a few years back when I first moved here, I got hooked. Now I can't get enough of it,' Desir (pictured) said.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Pig supply stable

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am