Breeding imported dogs as pets has been now becoming a trend in many in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City. But there has been an increase in the number of owners attacked, and in some cases even killed, according to Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) Newspaper. Since earlier this year, there were many cases that the people were bitten by their dogs and died of rabies in Hanoi, the newspaper reported. Breeding imported dogs as pets has been now becoming a trend in many in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City.— Photo nhandaodoisong.vn In earlier August this year, a man living in Thanh Xuân District was bitten in the neck by a 30kg Malinois dog owned by his neighbour. The dog was not wearing a muzzle.The tragic story is just the one in a series of recent fatalities caused by dog bites.In the middle of July, an eight-month old baby girl living on Đội Cấn Street in Hanoi died from bites by her own family’s 40kg … [Read more...] about Deadly dog attacks raise concerns over lax regulations
Normally when curious foreigners ask us Vietnamese whether it’s true that locals eat dogs and cats, the answer is usually one of two completely opposite attitudes. While we will always confess that people do eat dogs and cats in Vietnam, a lot of people may be very ashamed to admit this reality. Others, however, will answer in a matter-of-fact way as if it were their daily food and ask back, “Have you tried it yet?” It is true that in some Asian countries people kill cats and dogs for meat, and obviously Vietnam is one of those. And the truth is that not all of these cats and dogs that are killed have been raised from the beginning for the purpose of providing food for humans. A lot of them are kept as pets until they get illegally captured when their owners are not paying attention and sold to restaurants. The “job” of trapping pets from households is sadly quite popular in Vietnam, especially in the northern part of the country where dog and cat meat can … [Read more...] about Cats and dogs in Vietnam – friends or food?
Maria Sharapova (right) last played in a straight sets hammering at the hands of Serena Williams in the US Open. (AFP/Kena Betancur) The five-time Grand Slam winner dropped out of the Austrian tournament last week but says that she could play in the Luxembourg tournament which starts Oct 14, even though her main focus is to get healthy for the 2020 season. "I'm back on track now," said Sharapova, whose last match was a crushing first round loss to Serena Williams in the US Open. "I'm doing all the right things, but I might need a little more time. I might play next week. I'll test the shoulder with a couple of practice sets. "I'm not in a rush. The main goal is to get healthy, put in the work and play a good schedule in 2020. I want to work my way into 2020 and be healthy." The 32-year-old missed more than four months, in the wake of right shoulder surgery. She returned for the grass-court season but was then forced out of Wimbledon by a left forearm injury. She won the last of her … [Read more...] about Injury-dogged Sharapova commits to 2020 return
Animal health officials gives rabies shots to dogs Addressing the event, Assistant Prof. Dr. Hoang Duc Hanh, Vice Director of the Hanoi Department of Health, cited the World Health Organisation’s report that the fatal disease kills 50,000-70,000 people each year, and forces more than 10 million people to get vaccinations. In Vietnam, the disease has persisted for decades, with high fatality at about 100 cases per year, he noted, stressing the need to vaccinate more cats and dogs, enhance communications among the community on the danger of the disease, and encourage people to get vaccines. Over the years, Vietnam has been making efforts to control rabies and seen a decrease in the number of deaths from rabies from 2015 – 2017. However, the number of fatalities increased last year, rising to 103 from 74 in 2017, he noted. In the first half of 2019, the country reported 46 deaths from rabies in 24 cities and provinces with Son La recoding six cases, the … [Read more...] about Hanoi meeting responds to World Rabies Day
* Inter Milan continued their perfect start to the Serie A season and returned to the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Lazio at San Siro on Wednesday. * Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has rejected the chance to rejoin the club as a general manager in place of Pep Segura who left in July by mutual consent. * Olympique de Marseille forward Dimitri Payet has been handed a four-match ban for insulting the referee in a Ligue 1 game, the French League said on Wednesday. * AS Roma suffered their first defeat of the Serie A season as Atalanta stunned the capital side with a 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday. * Diego Costa scored his first goal since March and Alvaro Morata was sent off as Atletico Madrid won 2-0 at Mallorca on Wednesday. * Lionel Messi has sustained a strain in his left thigh, Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday (Sep 25). Messi was substituted at half-time of Barca's 2-1 win over Villarreal on Tuesday in what was the striker's first start of the season. * … [Read more...] about Boys from Brazil send Real Madrid top of La Liga