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Endangered Asian giant softshell turtle dies at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A globally endangered Asian giant softshell turtle has died at the Taipei Zoo after it was found missing from the pond where it had been kept in Taichung. During a ques...

Canadian man knocks out woman in New Taipei park during spat over dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman alleges that a foreign national assaulted her after she criticized him for letting his dog loose to chase feral cats at a park in New Taipei City early Wednesday m...

On Brazil’s tropical island of cats, virus led to starvation

MANGARATIBA, Brazil (AP) — All the locals knew the island just west of Rio de Janeiro was teeming with cats. They left food and even brought tourists. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and human supp...

Polish farmers tie up roads to protest animal protection law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Farmers across Poland slowed down traffic on main roads with their tractors Wednesday and left wheelbarrows of manure at lawmakers’ offices to protest a new law that bans fur far...

Kaohsiung mayor plans renovation for Taiwan's second-largest zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) said Sunday (Oct. 4) that the city has plans to renovate the outmoded Shou Shan Zoo and transform it into a friendlier environment for a...

Taipei inaugurates 1st of 45 stray cat shelters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first of dozens of shelters meant to provide temporary refuge and sustenance for the capital's stray cats was opened on Sunday (Sept. 20). The Taipei City Anima...

Taiwan mulls total ban on pit bulls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a recent spate of attacks by American pit bull terriers, Taiwan is considering imposing an outright ban on owning the dogs. In the latest incident, a pit bull mau...

Taipei owner of pit bull that fatally attacked poodle faces hefty fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a pit bull that fatally attacked a poodle in a Taipei park on Sunday (Sept. 13) is facing a hefty fine for violating the Animal Protection Act, the Taipei Cit...

3 injured in Taiwan's second bloody pit bull attack in 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three men living in Taichung were assaulted and injured by a pair of pit bulls on Thursday (Sept. 3), marking the second serious attack by the dog breed in Taiwan within t...

Video shows pit bull maul scooter rider in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A motorist suffered a gruesome injury to his leg after an American pit bull terrier savagely attacked him at an intersection in Yunlin County. Surveillance camera foota...

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...