Breeding imported dogs as pets has been now becoming a trend in many in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City. But there has been an increase in the number of owners attacked, and in some cases even killed, according to Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) Newspaper. Since earlier this year, there were many cases that the people were bitten by their dogs and died of rabies in Hanoi, the newspaper reported. Breeding imported dogs as pets has been now becoming a trend in many in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City.— Photo nhandaodoisong.vn In earlier August this year, a man living in Thanh Xuân District was bitten in the neck by a 30kg Malinois dog owned by his neighbour. The dog was not wearing a muzzle.The tragic story is just the one in a series of recent fatalities caused by dog bites.In the middle of July, an eight-month old baby girl living on Đội Cấn Street in Hanoi died from bites by her own family’s 40kg … [Read more...] about Deadly dog attacks raise concerns over lax regulations
Sad dog stories
Normally when curious foreigners ask us Vietnamese whether it’s true that locals eat dogs and cats, the answer is usually one of two completely opposite attitudes. While we will always confess that people do eat dogs and cats in Vietnam, a lot of people may be very ashamed to admit this reality. Others, however, will answer in a matter-of-fact way as if it were their daily food and ask back, “Have you tried it yet?” It is true that in some Asian countries people kill cats and dogs for meat, and obviously Vietnam is one of those. And the truth is that not all of these cats and dogs that are killed have been raised from the beginning for the purpose of providing food for humans. A lot of them are kept as pets until they get illegally captured when their owners are not paying attention and sold to restaurants. The “job” of trapping pets from households is sadly quite popular in Vietnam, especially in the northern part of the country where dog and cat meat can … [Read more...] about Cats and dogs in Vietnam – friends or food?
BONDED BY TRAGEDY: Former US Army photographer Ronald L. Haeberle (first left) poses for a photo with Trần Văn Đức (first right) and his sisters Trần Thị Hà (second left) and Trần Thị Mỹ - three survivors of the Mỹ Lai massacre. Photo courtesy of Trần Văn Đức It’s been 51 years since former US Army photographer Ronald L Haeberle documented the tragic Mỹ Lai Massacre on March 16, 1968, when 504 unarmed villagers – 182 women, and 173 children and infants – in the centre of now Tịnh Khê Commune, in Sơn Tịnh District, were killed by soldiers of Charlie Company, under the command of Lieutenant Willam Calley Jr. Two children on a trail between rice fields that were photographed by Haeberle were later identified as survivors of the massacre. By Công Thành Trần Văn Đức, 58, … [Read more...] about Sad memories come to light
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES HCMC-First international circus gala Until Mar 18, Gia Dinh Park, Go Vap District Hanoi- Lunar New Year at Hanoi Old Quarter Folk music performances: Feb 17 – 20, 8 pm – 10 pm Exhibition: Feb 2-Mar 4, 8 am – 12 pm and 2 – 5 pm (Fri, Sat, Sun: 8 am – 12 pm, 2 – 5 pm and 7 – 10 pm) A series of cultural events organized by the management board of the Old Quarter in Hanoi. Program: • Kim Ngan Temple, 42-44 Hang Bac – Introducing the space dedicated to ancestor worship within houses in urban areas and in the northern delta region of Vietnam (more details can be read at Exhibition “Ancestor Altar during Tết”) – Introduction and performance of Vietnamese calligraphy art – Introduction of the art of planting trees in Vietnam and its role as a hobby of Hanoians during the lunar new year holiday. – Introduction of Dong Ho, Kim Hoang folk paintings • … [Read more...] about What’s on February 19-25 (Daily updated)
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Piano Recital “Kaleidoscope” Mar 24, 8 pm, L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street Featuring the talented pianist Trang Trinh. Performances of: twelve variations of ‘Ah! I will tell you, mother’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Francis Poulenc’s ‘Varied Piano Theme’, Franz Liszt’s ‘Danse macabre’, and many more. Ticket price: VND210,000 - VND130,000 for L’Espace members - VND100,000 for students Hanoi-Subscription Concert Vol. 108 Mar 22, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street Conductor: Jonas Alber, Piano Soloist: Luu Duc Anh, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. Program L.V. Beethoven: Prometheus Overture Op.43 Concerto Piano No.1, Op.15 in C major Symphony No.1, Op.21 in C major Tickets Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at ticketvn.com. For free delivery, call: 0913489858, … [Read more...] about What’s on March 19-25 (Daily updated)