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.

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

Lion kings lose place in the sun

The legendary beauty Helen of Troy, who had many powerful admirers, is known as the 'face that launched a thousand ships' for her part in inciting the Trojan War.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Hello pup fans! Wow, am I dizzy from all that howling at the moon I did last weekend?! I sounded like I belonged on stage with Her High Howliness Lady Gaga herself.

Did you see the moooooooon? Erm, sorry, here I go again ...

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

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

Santa's stocking is full of fun for all our furry friends

With Christmas Day only a week away, now is the time to get your pet a little something special. For the dog or cat that has everything, here are a few Christmas ideas to bark about.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Hi again my friends!

It's almost Christmas, but there's no sign of a Christmas tree in team YP's office. What to do? (Apart from nagging the editors to do something about it.)

At least winter is here. As I see everyone wrapped up in scarves and caps 'n' gloves, it's hard to imagine that just a few weeks ago I was tanning my tummy on a shark boat.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The ball of daylight

Since the beginning of the world, there had been no light in the northern lands of the Inuit. The snow, the ice, the sky were black and the people lived in perpetual gloom. They believed that all lands were dark and frozen like theirs.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

African Cats (DVD)

Journeying deep into the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, African Cats is a nature documentary about lions, cheetahs and the survival of the fittest.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Love and war in Africa's wild

Journeying deep into the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, African Cats is a nature documentary about lions, cheetahs and the survival of the fittest.

The film by Disneynature is divided into three tales.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Stewards' decision muddies the picture

Since protests became flavour of the month, the stewards have at last provided us with some grist for the mill. Saturday's protest by third-placed Lions' Fortune against the winner, Crown Witness, has left many dazed and confused coming so soon after, and bringing a different result to, the other inflammatory minor objection at Happy Valley, involving Master Dreamer and Industrial Legend.

8 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

If you and your pet are feeling groovy, head to Woofstock

My wife and I never much like joining animal festivities with our four dogs. Those events are supposed to be fun and relaxing. But alas we never do because our ill-trained dogs respond to nature's call at the most inopportune times and places and you never know how other dogs, their owners and especially security guards might react. We usually end up more stressed out.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Stop killing strays and neuter them, animal welfare group says

Officials in charge of more sensitive areas like political reform and housing supply are used to being at the receiving end of protesters. Now, it seems those in humbler posts responsible for catching and killing stray animals are not immune either. Animal welfare group Stop!

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Woman bitten by rat in Central alley

It was a case of the Central Rat Race minus the costumes and laughs yesterday afternoon when a rat nipped a Briton's ankle and scurried away, leaving the woman in tears.

The woman, wearing flip-flops, was bitten at 1.15pm while waiting for a friend who was visiting a cobbler in an alley in Pedder Street near a Central MTR exit.

27 May 2010 - 12:00am

Simple solutions to keep your animals safe and sound this summer

Some days you accidentally lock yourself out of your flat. Or you completely forget it's your best friend's birthday. The consequences might be annoying, but they won't cause any serious harm. But carelessness when you're responsible for an animal can result in anything from a toe amputation to death.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Illegal boar traps suspected in maiming of dogs

Illegal leg traps allegedly set for wild boar may be responsible for an accident in which two stray dogs suffered serious blood loss and lost part of their legs after being caught in a Tai Po village.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am