Global Initiative Outlines a "One Health" Approach to Reforming Wildlife Trade Laws

HONG KONG , CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - The Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime (EWC) today outlined an innovative "One Health" approach to reforming wildlife trade laws that the g...

Taiwan scraps age restrictions on US beef imports, allows US pork containing ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced Friday (Aug. 28) that the country would be dropping import restrictions on U.S. beef from cattle over 30 months old and on...

Taiwan's Kinmen vaccinates 80% of cattle for lumpy skin disease in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 80 percent of the 6,282 cattle in the outlying Kinmen islands have been immunized against lumpy skin disease, an infectious illness allegedly transported from China a...

EU to donate 10,000 doses of lumpy skin disease vaccine to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union is donating 10,000 doses of the lumpy skin disease vaccine to Taiwan, which detected cases of the infectious illness in cattle on the outlying island of...

Taiwan races against time to vaccinate cattle in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is rushing to inoculate cattle on the outlying island county of Kinmen amid an outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) that poses a threat to the country’s beef ...

Taiwan to resume fresh pork exports to Macau after 24 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese fresh pork exports to Macau are expected to resume next week after the country was declared a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) free zone without vaccination last mon...

Tembusu virus emerges in Taiwan for first time at duck farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tembusu virus, a mosquito-borne virus that could be transmitted to humans, has been reported in Taiwan for the first time, according to the Animal Health Research Inst...

Pork exports allowed after OIE designates Taiwan FMD-free zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pork has been cleared for export following an over two-decade hiatus after a global animal health agency declared the nation free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)...

Taiwan set to resume pork exports later this year after 2-decade hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to resume fresh pork exports as early as the second half of this year, according to the country's animal husbandry authorities on Monday (June 8). ...

Taiwan premier guarantees nation's food supply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) confirmed the nation’s food supply was sufficient and there was no need to panic, on Saturday (April 18), during a frozen pork st...

Dogs, cats can't pass on coronavirus, but can test positive

HONG KONG (AP) — Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the new coronavirus on to humans, but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owners. That's...

WHO declines to name new pneumonia after 'China' or 'Wuhan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the official name for the new coronavirus that originates in Wuhan, China, was revealed on Monday (Jan. 13), many international experts were surprised to find that n...

African swine fever threatens every country: OIE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — African swine fever will continue its expansion across Asia, with no country able to stay completely outside its reach, the head of the World Organization for Animal Healt...

Taiwan agricultural exports to Singapore continue to increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The head of Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) announced good news for Taiwan’s agriculture industry on Tuesday (Oct. 22) with news tha...

Taiwan mulls expanding African swine fever checks to all Asian arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As more passengers are found bringing mooncakes containing pork into the country, the authorities are mulling checking the carry-on luggage of all travelers arriving in Ta...