Why Counterfeits Thrive In China

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 […]

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

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 […]

Happy New Year from China to Fellow Pet Lovers around the World

Happy New Year from China to Fellow Pet Lovers around the World As we all look forward to a new year and take stock of the one that has passed, I find it amazing that after ten years devoting myself to educating, inspiring and supporting people about their pets, that I still get a thrill […]

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

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

Pet Food Advisors #7034 (11-24-2014)

Pet Food Advisors (11-24-2014) #7034: Dr. Sean discusses his trip to China and the Shanghai Pet Food Forum, discovering that in this city of 23 million (and in an entire country of emerging middle-class pet owners), the Chinese are not naïve to quality in pet food: they are aggressively pursuing it! MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow […]

Treating Fido Like Family in China

Treating Fido Like Family in China Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of “companion animals” in Chinese cities. [Journalist Debra Bruno writes for the Atlantic and posted this superb article about changing values and practices in China regarding dogs as dinner or family members — and mentions Mary Peng, my […]

Dog Talk #385 (8/30/2014)

Dog Talk (8/30/2014) #385: Mary Peng calls from Beijing, China, to talk about the positive realities of pet ownership in the People’s Republic of China rather than the publicized dog meat festival, describing pet adoption days and her International Center for Veterinary Services in Beijing; dog trainers Lisa & Brad Waggoner discuss their Cold Nose […]

Dog Talk #381 (7/26/2014)

Dog Talk (7/26/2014) #381: Dr. Peter Li from Humane Society International describes his recent trip to bear witness to the “dog meat festival” in Yulin, China — which is not part of some ancient cultural Chinese tradition but a commercial enterprise only practiced since 2009, attracting many Chinese demonstrators opposed to this barbaric practice in […]

Pet Food Advisors #7014 (10-29-2013)

Pet Food Advisors (10-29-2013) #7014: What’s the real truth about chicken jerky from China? What does an FDA “warning” mean, exactly? Are pet owners being jerked around? Or are we being jerks? MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL