Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon th...

Video shows crane game player try to catch parrot in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens are outraged after video surfaced on Sunday (Aug. 2) showing a claw machine player trying to grab a live parrot trapped inside the game. On Sunday, a...

5 adults unable to stop pit bull from mauling dog in S.W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of an American pit bull terrier has been fined NT$30,000 (US$1,000) after his pet viciously mauled a neighbor's dog for 32 seconds, despite the efforts of fi...

Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protest

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Authorities in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food, officials said Saturday. ...

Well-known Taipei coffee shop accused of abusing raccoon

Update : 2020-06-29 16:41 During a media interview Monday afternoon (June 29), Tang apologized for mistreating his pet raccoon and serving as a bad example for the society. The coffee shop owner vo...

Thai elephants, out of work due to coronavirus, trudge home

BANGKOK (AP) — The millions of unemployed in Thailand due to the coronavirus include elephants which depend on the tourist industry to feed their voracious appetites. With scant numbers of forei...

Woman in critical condition after hitting cattle on highway in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female driver whose vehicle hit multiple cows in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung had no heartbeat and was not breathing when first responders reached her Sunday...

Taiwanese public urged to avoid contact with bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taiwan are urged to avoid contact with bats to reduce the chance of contracting viruses as the world grapples with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak some...

Germany's Merkel meets food industry to discuss low prices

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met food industry representatives on Monday to address concerns about the effect of rock-bottom supermarket prices on farmers and others. ...

Protesters in Berlin support environment-friendly farming

BERLIN (AP) — Demonstrators in Berlin called for more environment-friendly agriculture practices at a protest Saturday in Berlin that included farmers with more than 150 tractors. Th...

Vietnamese migrant workers in Taiwan fined NT$1 million for preparing dog meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over a dozen Vietnamese migrant workers in central Taiwan have been fined a combined NT$1 million for killing and eating a dog, according to the latest court ruling. Th...

Taipei steps up enforcement of animal leash regulations

The Taipei City Animal Protection Office said Sunday that starting in December, it has stepped up patrols in popular parks and public attractions at weekends to enforce the city's animal leash reg...

Israeli internet celebrities spend night at Taiwan's Presidential Office Building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The eighth group of foreigners to participate in “Spend a Night @ Taiwan’s Presidential Building” met President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Dec. 5). ...

Wild duck season arrives in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wild duck season will kick off at Huajiang Wild Duck Nature Park in Taipei on Saturday (Dec. 7), allowing visitors to learn more about the city’s wetland ecology and...

‘Cat AIDS’ nothing to be afraid of

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) found in cats is similar to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosed in people, but cats cannot pass FIV to humans, reported New Ta...