Photo Essay: The Unblocking of a Community

In tandem with nationwide anti-lockdown protests touched off by a deadly fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang, residents in some large housing complexes in Beijing and other cities have organized successfully to put an end to their...

How China Invented Cats

The Atlantic’s Rebecca J. Rosen describes surprising new archaeological findings on early...

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,...

China’s Rising Standard of Living Applies to Pets Too

In 2007 China spent $757 million on pet food and pet care. In 2008, that number is expected to increase by 15 percent to $870 million. It’s still peanuts — or kibbles — compared to what Americans spend on their...

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 –...

Armored Illegal Dog Crackdown Team in Zhengzhou

Don’t panic, this is not a Chinese version of “Hellboy”. It is an armored illegal dog crackdown team in Zhengzhou city. Summarized and translated by CDT. Photos and story from East Today Daily: East Today Daily reported today that last Saturday scores of vehicles and members of the Urban Management Team were in battle array […]

China Uses Chips in Dog Crackdown – BBC News

From BBC News: The Chinese authorities in an area of Beijing have begun implanting digital chips into dogs in a bid to cut down on the number of unregistered dogs. Chips the size of a rice grain are being injected into the necks of dogs in a pilot project in the Xicheng district, Xinhua news […]

China Yields to Inquiry on Pet Food – David Barboza

From The New York Times: China on Monday has given American regulators permission to enter the country to investigate whether Chinese suppliers exported contaminated pet food ingredients to the United States earlier this year, leading to one of the largest pet food recalls in American history. Representatives of the United States Food and Drug Administration […]

China Opens Investigation into Pet Food Contaminant – Lisa Wade McCormick

From China says it is investigating claims that a Chinese company exported the melamine-tainted wheat gluten linked to the illnesses and deaths of scores of pets in the United States. It the first time China has responded to the U.S. ban on wheat gluten imported from the Chinese company Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development […]



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