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Twice-cooked pork on endangered list as China's prized pig breeds diminish

Traditional Style Dongpo Pork. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

For lovers of fine Chinese food the news will be hard to swallow - national delicacies such as dongpo pork and twice-cooked pork are in danger of vanishing. But it has nothing to do with sick pigs or bloated hogs floating in rivers, just bad economics.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 12:53pm

Ferrari hits top gear with 458 Spider

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

There are some cars – Ferraris in particular – that exhibit classic styling from the moment they are created. Think the iconic Ferrari 365 or the incredibly beautiful Ferrari Dino. While the more recent 430 or the earlier 360 could hardly aspire to that level, the latest Pininfarina, the 458 Italia, is truly stunning. And in Spider, or open-top configuration, it looks even better. 

13 Sep 2012 - 11:53pm

Wild pigs captured near Ocean Park

Three wild pigs were spotted near the Ocean Park administration building yesterday morning. Officers and vets from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department used tranquilliser guns to capture two of them while the remaining pig fled. The male and female pigs were sent to the department's animal management centre in Sheung Shui.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Third wild pig in city in 3 days

A four-hour chase by police and conservation officers ended in the death of a wild pig after it plunged 10 metres down a slope in Quarry Bay before dawn yesterday. The 50kg male boar was the third to have been found in Eastern District in three days.

24 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Pigs lead hunters on a merry hillside chase

Tranquilliser darts and nets were used in a six-hour operation yesterday to capture two wild pigs loose on a hillside in Fortress Hill.

21 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Wild pigs threaten farmland

According to the AFCD, it received 347, mainly rural, complaints about wild pigs last year compared to 202 in 2007. But the department said it does not know how many of them roam the city's countryside.

'They're wild animals,' says AFCD's Jolly Choi Man-chi. 'We don't have a number on how many of them there are.'

7 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

beasts in the wild

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 What kind of people are members of the Sai Kung Wild Pig Club?

a. army commandos

b. policemen

c. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department officers

d. volunteers from the public

2 When does the team hunt boars?

7 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Hog heaven

Wonderful animals

The first pigs appeared about 46 million years ago. One of the biggest ancient pigs was the entelodont or terminator pig. It was two metres tall at the shoulder. This big pig ate everything from plants to deer.

Today the Suidae family includes pigs, babirusas, giant forest hogs, warthogs, pygmy hogs, and bushpigs.

22 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Wild boar is shot dead after eluding police for six hours

A policeman shot dead a wild boar to end a six-hour hide-and-seek chase in dense bush outside Tuen Mun Hospital yesterday.

5 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

3 hurt as boar runs amok inside house

A 120-kilogram boar was caught after running into a village house and injuring three men in Yuen Long yesterday.

The wild pig, which was about 1.3 metres long, chased after two dogs and rushed into the house in Ngau Tam Mei Road at about 2.30pm.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Life on the wild side

If there were no wild boar hunters in Hong Kong, our city would be overrun by hordes of these potentially fierce creatures.

But before you cry out in defence of animal rights, spare a thought for some of Chan Kang's brave hunting dogs.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Wild boars turfed from golf courses

Wild boar responsible for digging up the fairways of Hong Kong's only public golf courses appear to have been mostly driven off by noisy night patrols.

Sai Kung district councillors were told on Tuesday the devastation of the two courses on Kau Sai Chau island had stopped after guards started driving a maintenance vehicle around at night.

23 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Noisy night watchmen bug boar, but golf courses not saved yet

Hong Kong's only public golf centre has found a way to scare off at least some of the wild boar digging up its fairways: by hiring security guards to drive around all night in a noisy buggy.

24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Should banks automatically compensate victims of online fraud?

I would like to know what banking institutions such as HSBC are doing to protect their customers. Let's simply look at HSBC's online banking. All one needs to access online banking is a logon ID and a password. As simple as that.

16 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Pigs might fly? Well, they swim ...

The wild boar crisis on Kau Sai Chau is being driven by two factors: the pigs' apparent ability to communicate and swim between islands and the lure of tasty grubs beneath the turf.

10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am