Some beggars are accused of using their pets to make money

ONE man living on the streets in Melbourne made $15,000 in just one week. Generous passers-by dropped dollars in a dog bowl that was at his feet, along with a litter of puppies. But this isn’t an uplifting story, instead it’s one of a man who exploited his pets to tug on people’s heart strings … Read more Some beggars are accused of using their pets to make money

Move over Mao: Beijing tomb sweepers preen pampered pets’ graves

China celebrates the Qingming tomb-sweeping festival on Monday, with much of the ceremonial ritual of honouring the dead these days not geared towards beloved relatives, but beloved pets. Once banned by Communist leader Chairman Mao Zedong as a bourgeois pastime, having a pet has now become a symbol of financial success in China, which has … Read more Move over Mao: Beijing tomb sweepers preen pampered pets’ graves