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Monday, August 08, 2005

Wild Dogs Taking Over Hong Kong Disney

Now here is a very interesting piece of news!
HONG KONG (AP)--Hundreds of wild dogs are roaming Hong Kong Disneyland's grounds a month before the park opens, raising concerns that guests and staff could be attacked, a Disney spokeswoman said Sunday.

Park officials are seeking advice from animal experts - including the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - on how to clear out the dogs, which haven't attacked anyone, said Hong Kong Disneyland spokeswoman Esther Wong.

Packs of dogs surface by the hundreds from neighboring hills after dark and pester staff, The South China Morning Post reported Sunday. Wong said she didn't know how many dogs wander the theme park.

Hong Kong Disneyland, which the Walt Disney Co. (WIS) plans to open Sept. 12., is on reclaimed land on the outlying, sparsely populated Lantau island.

The dog issue came under scrutiny two weeks ago when the Post reported that Disneyland staff were using the animals as guard dogs, which were later rounded up and killed. The accusations drew criticism from animal activists.

The park denied using any as guard dogs, but Hong Kong's conservation department confirmed 45 dogs had been caught around Disneyland since May, and some were euthanized.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

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