Tails From China

This show is a bridge between East and West to dispel negative
misconceptions about how the Chinese people feel about animals. Offering
credible information about the rapidly improving position of dogs and cats
in Chinese society, and in opposition to negative publicity by the Western
media about isolated misfortunes befalling Chinese dogs and cats, the goal
is to celebrate the evolution of the human-animal bond which is flourishing
in the People’s Republic of China,. where pet owners are eager to learn how
to provide a happy, safe, healthy life for their pets.

Mary Peng, CEO and Founder of the International Center for Veterinary
Services in Beijing.

Mary Peng’s vision to offer world-class veterinary medicine and pet care
won the 2014 Expat Life Award for ICVS as Beijing’s Best Veterinary Clinic.
Born in China, raised in Taiwan and then educated in the United States
(with a graduate business degree from Columbia University) Mary Peng’s
decades of work on behalf of animal care says, “There is so much more we
need to do to improve the lives for our beloved companion animals,
and Tails from China will allow us to reach the international community
around the world to educate and foster better understanding about China’s
culture and positive attitudes towards pets.”

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Mary Peng

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Rescuing Discarded Goldens from Taipei

June 5, 2017

Tails From China (06-05-2017) #4116: Jill Groves is the founder of Golden Bond Rescue from Taiwan, which identifies and transports the many discarded Golden Retrievers (and Golden mixes) that proliferate on the streets of Taipei, with adoptive homes in California, where there is a waiting list for them. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

Why Counterfeits Thrive In China

August 31, 2015

Tails From China (08-31-2015) #4115: News of counterfeit Orijen pet food circulating in China has been announced by the Canadian pet food manufacturer of the super-premium brand. Mary Peng, from the International Center for Veterinary Services, explains the rigorous years-long process required for any cosmetic or food to be legally sold in the Peoples Republic […]

Red Carpet Treatment for Visiting Vets

August 10, 2015

Tails From China (08-10-2015) #4114: Want to have the professional adventure of a lifetime? The International Center for Veterinary Services in Beijing has a non-profit Veterinary Learning Exchange Program offering veterinarians (retired or in practice), vet techs and vet students a chance to live in Beijing for any length of time (housing will be arranged […]

Rescued Mastiffs Need Homes

May 25, 2015

Tails From China (05-25-2015) #4112: 8 Tibetan Mastiffs rescued from meat trade trucks are looking for homes in US or Sweden, where devoted Beijing-based Swedish rescuer Camilla has taken them under her wing. The U.S. media has recently reported how these enormous guard dogs once fetched prices of 1 million dollars back in 2011 when […]

Pets Abandoned Due to Travel Rules

April 18, 2015

Tails From China (04-20-2015) #4111: Mary Peng talks about animals abandoned when people depart China because the rules are so strict. China is a “rabies endemic country — category 4” (meaning not well controlled) — so there is a four month process to be allowed to take pets to the EU or United Kingdom. ICVS […]

Questionable Choices for Exotic Pets

March 23, 2015

Tails From China (03-23-2015) #4110: The passion for pet ownership is so high in China that people go to the pet market and bring home every sort of creature, without realizing that “exotic pets” like alligators and wild squirrels may not be the best choice! MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL

Tails From China #4109 (02-16-2015): Paradoxes of pets and China’s One Child Policy

February 15, 2015

Tails From China (02-16-2015) #4109: Mary Peng discusses the paradoxes of pets and the One Child Policy in China: a desire for a pet as a companion for your child, a passion for pets to fill the empty nest when kids grow up, but also a long social history in the Peoples’ Republic of fearing […]

Tails From China #4107 (02-09-2015)

February 9, 2015

Tails From China (02-09-2015) #4107: Isabella is an English actress living and working in Beijing (after being raised in Hong Kong and getting a law degree!) who has participated in the ICVS Trap-Neuter-Return program and even adopted a couple of kitties herself, one of which she sent back to her sister in England. MP3 Audio […]

Tails From China #4108 (01-19-2015)

January 19, 2015

Tails From China (01-19-2015) #4108: Dr Chris Brown, star of  the “Bondi Vet” television show in New Zealand, speaks to Tracie from a train on his way to Shanghai after his visit to Beijing to help Mary Peng’s team at the International Center for Veterinary Specialty with exotic pets. He explains how tickling your pet […]

Tails From China #4105 (12-22-2014)

December 22, 2014

Tails From China (12-22-2014) #4105: Lonnie (veterantraveler.com) whose service dog Gander the Labradoodle is famous in social media, talks about living in China and the shift in peoples’ attitudes towards dogs during the time he lived in Beijing and taught there in the university. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL