February 13, 2019The latest estimates say there is no question that the Malayan tiger the animal that graces Malaysia’s coat of arms, that is the badge of our national football team, Harimau Malaya, is on the brink of extinction.
February 7, 2019Emotional-support animals, or ESAs, are owned by people with mental health disorders and deemed necessary by medical professionals. An increasing number of people – particularly those of the younger variety – are turning to these animals as a means of treating depression and anxiety.
February 1, 2019For years, veterinarians have urged people to find quiet space for their pets because holiday fireworks can terrify the animals. They run away, get hit by cars, develop anxiety and stress that can lead to injury and self-harm. Dogs have an acute sense of hearing that is far superior to humans, so loud noises can be especially painful and...
January 28, 2019In an effort to help dog lovers and pets everywhere, we take a look at the issues presented by Whiskey, a sweet girl with a few behaviour challenges, and get advice from a trainer on helping her learn better manners.
January 19, 2019They’ve survived the dinosaur age and continue to enthral those of a wild persuasion, this new-born nature lover included. Off The Beat columnist goes looking for saltwater crocodiles in Adelaide River in Darwin, Australia.
January 19, 2019The Cavalry Brigade is a non-profit that considers itself an educational living history organisation. From April 11-14, 2019, thousands of re-enactors with at least 60 cannons and plenty of horses will camp and “fight” for four days, like soldiers did more than 150 years ago.
January 13, 2019The National Greyhound Adoption Program in Philadelphia has pledged to take 100 dogs, including the five that exited a cargo plane on Nov 21 last year. David Wolf, who leads the greyhound rescue group, said his facility has accepted 33 greyhounds from Macau so far and has committed to take more than any other organisation in the world.
January 7, 2019Due to the state government’s decision to catch and kill all the stray dogs in Penang after a rabies outbreak, this writer decided to take a street dog –which she had been feeding – under her wing and give him a better life.