Dog Meat ‘Likely Banned’ This Year At China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival
Humane Society International announced that the dog meat trade will be "likely banned" at this year's Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Here's what it means and what you need to know.
Seeing Eye Dog Stolen For Meat In China Returned To Owner
In the US, dogs that are stolen, usually wind up as bait in dog fighting rings. Dogs stolen in China will most likely being going into the meat trade. This isn't the first time a seeing eye dog has been stolen and sold for meat in China.
Big pet supply retailers agree to stop stocking cat and dog treats made in China
Pet parents have long had concerns about pet treats made in China; Tuesday, Petco and PetSmart both announced they will no longer carry China-made treats.
Latest canine trend in China: “Panda Dogs”
No, it isn’t a panda-canine hybrid animal, but rather the latest trend in China: Dogs who are groomed and fur dyed to make them resemble black-and-white panda bears.
FDA asks for pet owners’ help in finding source of China-made jerky treat illnesses
It’s been more than one year since reports of pets getting sick potentially from China-made jerky treats surfaced, and now the FDA is asking for pet owners’ help.
Chinese authorities confiscate large dogs, deem them “vicious”
Six-year-old Golden Retriever Dou Dou has become a poster-child of sorts, his photograph plastered on “wanted” flyers that have been distributed all over the Chinese capital city of Beijing. His crime? Standing more than 35 centimeters (13.7 inches) tall, Dou Dou is considered a “large and vicious dog” by the city government, and as such […]
DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories in 2012
In countdown format, here are the top 10 news stories that generated the most traffic on DogTime.com in 2012: 10. Dog bites anchor on live TV: It seemed like a great idea: Reunite on live TV an Argentine Mastiff named Max with the man who rescued the dog from an icy lake. Unfortunately, the reunion […]
Little dog follows cyclists on grueling trek from China to Tibet
When 22-year-old Zhang Heng made a pit stop with his cycling group at the start of a 1,056 mile trek from China to Tibet, he never expected that he would find his soul mate along the way. And he definitely didn’t expect that his soul mate would be a little that loved the road as […]
500 caged dogs saved from slaughter in China
On April 19, a small truck left for the town of Yulin, China. Its cargo: cages upon cages of dogs. The dogs, many of them dehydrated, sick, and injured, were stacked on top of one another, making what was to be the final ride of their lives. The truck was on its way to a […]
China’s president visits US as new animal welfare law goes into effect
Chinese President Hu Jintao is welcomed to the United States this week, and many Americans are expecting President Obama to confront the world leader on China’s dismal human rights policies. Generally, in places where human rights are ignored or denied, concern for animal welfare hardly registers. China is no exception. A 2010 report by the […]