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Letters 21 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Put responsibility on pet owners

From Dr S.P. CHOONG, Chairman, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Penang

Lifestyle 19 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

No pussying with bitches

There was a time when you could sing, 'I love little pussy, her coat is so warm' without fear of innuendo. There was no pun intended when Edward Lear wrote, 'O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love, what a beautiful Pussy you are.'

Health 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mourning the loss of a pet

Denoted by pet death announcements and sympathy cards and grave markers, by urns and healing ceremonies and bereavement hot lines, the passing of an animal has become a major, often devastating life event for many people.

Lifestyle 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Proud pioneer of bioinformatics

As a teenager growing up in the small village of Jerlun in Kubang Pasu, Kedah, Dr Lim Hwa Aun, who was acknowledged as #8220;Father of Bioinformatics#8221; by the biotechnology community in 1987, was already planning out his career by taking note of the routes successful people took.

Health 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Monkey business

The latest in the series of animal-related infections in humans is monkeypox, a rare illness that has infected at least four people in the US which is usually confined to countries in Central and West Africa. More than 50 cases are being investigated in that country.

Health 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ban in place

In Malaysia, there has been prompt action by the Veterinary Services Department (VSD), which has banned the importation of prairie dogs into Malaysia following the monkeypox outbreak in the United States.

Letters 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Have a heart for animals, even strays


Letters 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Regulate pet industry

From BACK2BASICS of Kuala Lumpur

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Veterinary Services Department freezes import of prairie dogs

The Veterinary Services Department has temporarily stopped issuing permits for the import of prairie dogs following the outbreak of monkeypox in the United States.

Lifestyle 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Home on the San Ysidro Range

It appears that Hollywood#8217;s most romantic hideaway is a ranch with a difference and is just 90 minutes away from downtown Los Angeles, writes ELIZABETH SNEAD.