A pet dog of a COVID-19 patient from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has tested "weak positive" for the novel coronavirus, meaning low levels of the virus were found in the animal's body, the city's health authorities announced on February 28, fueling fears that pets might catch and spread the virus.
A pet show is held at a park in New Taipei City, Taiwan island, Nov. 17, 2019. The event is to encourage public awareness of protecting and adopting pets.
Based on its advantage in traditional breeding industry, Houji Town in Zhenping County has developed the "pet fish economy" and established a complete industrial chain, as a way to boost local economy and locals' income.
According to reports, after the original cat called Dasuan died, its owner paid a biotech company 250,000 yuan ($35,150) to clone it. Born on July 21, the cloned moggy stayed in a nursery center for two months before being handed over to its owner.
Higher wages and better living standards mean many Chinese are no longer satisfied with cats and dogs, so they are embracing lizards, snakes, crocodiles and even rare ants.