From Big Game Tragedy in Ohio to Legal Killings in HK

After the fire that kills 3,000 high-end top quality snakes in a reptile facility in Colorado merely a month ago, now there is another heart breaking loss in Ohio.

R.I.P. to the 50 animals killed in Ohio. 18 highly endangered Bengal tigers, 17 lions, bears, gray wolves, and more were shot to death by the Sheriff’s deputies in Zanesville, Ohio on Wednesday after the owner of an exotic farm threw their cages open and committed suicide.

The media and animal welfare organizations are all aiming at the state regulations of dangerous exotics possession but my first question was why would they have to kill them all instead of tranquilizing? It is well understood that their job is to ensure public safety and for the deputies tranquilizer darts are not as easy to practice as shooting to death like big game. So I would not say it is a fault, but there were better options.

Those animals are infamously built for the ability of taking out a human, although the possibility of them killing someone is in fact very low. The tragedy in Ohio was sad but the holocaust was somehow unblamable. But right here in Hong Kong there have been many animals being killed unnecessarily. The wild animals in here considered dangerous are mostly snakes. We do have native venomous snakes in here but in fact they are way less dangerous to people than what they are known for. I have often seen tiny little snakes being smashed to death in order to “ensure public safety” but many times those were non-venomous. Another times there were issues of wild boars attacking people then authorities allowed legal hunting. They can attack but after all they are just pigs. They don’t kill people.

Most times the authorities like to tackle problems and avoid responsibilities the easiest way for them but that is definitely the worst way. In a metropolis like Hong Kong, animals would never like to attack humans until they are forced to. Killing only generates hate. Killing endangered animals is even the worst sin that no one is able to compensate.

Charity event appearance as a part of NatGeo

We’re more than happy to be invited by the National Geographic to join them at the HSBC Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2011.

It’s another unique fusion mixing our animals and sports together. After sweating it off on a lovely Sunday morning, many cyclists enjoyed encountering our critters better than getting a water bottle!

Jurassic Garage is going to be born

Dealing with wild wild animals both in the jungle and in the farm is always what I enjoy doing. But since when did I begin handling kids as well? 🙂 That’s a good one I haven’t really thought about.

Everything started off unintentionally with being invited to give a speech in an international school.  Then the number and variety of bookings we received keeps growing. My team and myself have been providing animal presentations for some good 6 years.  Now, it has become an enhanced program loved by so many kids and most happily been described as “the best party ever”.

It’s all good now. For me it means we are set for going on the next step.

In Hong Kong there are hardly any places good for kids to learn about and interact with animals, let alone an expat-friendly one. That’s a shame but we all know why there’s none. The running cost of business is so high and it only keeps going up. Animal educational facilities do not make good money, so no one dares to risk.

As you all know I’m a risk taker. It is not about the bucks, gain or loss. but as I see how adults are pushing more and more animals to face extinction I see how important it is to foster some good sprouts who will change the world. This is a very natural rule. Maybe you won’t harm something you hate. but you must protect something you like. So my job here is to create opportunities for kids to meet some nice little-known animals, and to guide them to appreciate and foster an interest in them.

Now, on my birthday, I proudly announce that the project of our brand new animal facility on the Hong Kong side is confirmed. I named it Jurassic Garage. It will be like a club for members to visit and have parties.

The place is about 4,000 sq feet located in the east side. We have checked out Central and Ap Lei Chau but there is nothing available for such a size.

This idea initially popped up in my mind years ago. It took years to turn the research into practice. We clearly understand this is quite a risk in terms of business. But I also understand this is worth a risk for the mighty mission of education!

So I assume it takes a few months for us to build up and decorate the club. Its website http://www.jurassic-garage.com will be launched soon. Stay tuned.

I’m on NatGeo

Hey yall, I was on National Geographic!

It’s the office this time, not yet the TV 🙂

Land Rover Discovery for Discovery Bay

Over the years we have been suffering high transport cost bringing animals to our lovely Discovery Bay resident fans. It is because ours are private cars which are not allowed to enter DB. To bring animals in we have to hire a van. Besides, the van driver would not wait for us till the show ends so it means when we leave we have to hire another van, which makes double fees for the expensive DB tunnel and Tsing Ma bridge!

But now, finally, we have tackled this problem!

We have got a new car – the 2011 Land Rover Discovery 4 – It is registered as commercial vehicle so we can save the van hire cost as well as the extra unnecessary tunnel and bridge fees.

We ordered the LR4 half year ago and finally it has arrived Hong Kong. It will be ready in a week. Our DB customers will not have to suffer high transport cost no more! Everything will be back to normal, finally.

Besides, the LR4 is way more environmental friendly than the previous generations of Land Rovers, too.

We look forward to coming over DB more often! We love DBers!

Rosy the tarantula on Nokia commercial

Goatee Toni handling Rosy the beautiful spider girl shows up in Nokia E7 TV commercial for 4 seconds.

This is the German version. There are a lot other amazing shots taken that will probably be on other upcoming versions.

*Update:

More of us on the upcoming English version, but unfortunately it’s not for Hong Kong. Here is a screen capture

Show Highlights 2011 Janurary

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