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Guangdong City's Dogs Face Uncertain Future

Jiangmen authorities have backed down, for now, after warning pet owners in three city districts that any dogs found in public after August 26th would be seized and possibly killed. From the Global Times’ original report...

Once Banned, Dogs Reflect China’s Rise

The New York Times looks at how the rise of pet ownership in Beijing heralds the rise of a new China: Twenty years ago, there were hardly any dogs in Beijing, and the few that were here stood a chance of landing on a dinner...

Chinese Put These Dogs On Pedestals

From USA Today: One is named Obama, another goes by Son of Bush. They charge tens of thousands of dollars for sex. Convoys of luxury cars, driven by fans, greet the most expensive studs at airports. Meet the canine gigolos — the...

Dog Killings in China Spur Outrage

From Wall Street Journal: Animal-welfare advocates complained about a campaign in which a local government has killed 37,000 dogs to fight a rabies outbreak, highlighting a divide in attitudes toward animals as China grows...

China Plans First Animal Welfare Law

From The Guardian: Chinese legal experts are drawing up proposals for the country’s first animal welfare law, which could criminalise the brutal culling of dogs and other forms of pet maltreatment. The recommendations,...

Video: Year of the Rat, Rise of the Hamster

Only five days into the Year of the Rat, and already prices have tripled – on hamsters. According to BBC News in Beijing, the hamster is now China’s must-have pet: Pet shop owners say stocks are running low –...

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