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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Rescued Mastiffs Need Homes

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 they were status symbols. They fell “out of favor” as a fad and were banned (along with 40 other large breeds) in central Beijing, where 13” is the maximum height allowed. It’s only a few years later and these giant dogs — once worth a million dollars — are crowded onto meat trucks for human consumption.