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Top dog: Greek leader's pet interrupts news conference

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Peanut has met several visiting European leaders since becoming Greece’s top dog back in April. On Thursday, the golden-haired former stray decided to give hims...

Legislators urge review of Taiwan’s animal protection policies following death of pet cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) and New Taipei City Councilor Lee Kun-cheng (李坤城) held a joint press conference on Thursday (Sept. 9) calling for revisions to animal protec...

South Taiwan ranch accused of animal abuse, banned from animal performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an online press conference on Thursday (Sept. 2), animal rights groups accused Kaohsiung’s Jingyuan Ranch (淨園農場) of abusing animals and the government of turning...

Taiwan animal rights groups condemn killing of 154 cats by government agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Quarantine officers in southern Taiwan have provoked criticism from animal rights groups after putting down 154 pet cats on Saturday (Aug. 21) that had been smuggled into ...

Greek pilot jailed before trial over UK wife's murder

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A helicopter pilot charged with the murder of his young British-Greek wife and faking a robbery to mislead police was jailed Tuesday pending trial, while a prosecutor will decide...

Cypriot minister angrily quits over call with president

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ justice minister has angrily resigned, citing her boss’ alleged remarks that she “harms” the government’s image because of her earlier, controversial battles with online...

Judge: Ex-Indiana wildlife center proprietor owes PETA $734K

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ordered the former proprietor of a Indiana wildlife center and his ex-wife to pay People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals more than $700,000 in attorney’s fees...

Architect arrested for firing bullet at stranger's cat in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese architect has confessed to firing two shots at a stranger's cat in Taipei on Saturday (April 24), but showed no remorse whatsoever after the arrest. In ...

Iowa lawmakers pass bill seeking to stop farm investigations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers for the fourth time have approved restrictions aimed at stopping animal welfare activists from documenting animal abuse at livestock farms. The...

Dead dolphin protest seeks better French fishing practices

PARIS (AP) — Activists spread four dead dolphins on the cobblestones outside France’s parliament Tuesday to urge safer fishing industry practices to protect dolphins from deadly encounters with fishin...

'World's loneliest elephant' Kaavan leaves Pakistan for Cambodia

Following years of public outcry and campaigning by Oscar-winning American singer and actor Cher, Kaavan the elephant was set to to embark on a journey from Pakistan to a sanctuary in Cambodia on Sund...

Taiwan’s Penghu looks to strays in bid to drive ‘cat tourism’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outlying island county of Penghu is investing in efforts to promote its Hujing Island (虎井島) as a tourist attraction for cat lovers. The seventh-largest island in Pe...

Taiwanese men sentenced to six months in prison for torturing cats to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two men were sentenced by the Hsinchu District Court on Wednesday (Nov. 4) to six months in prison each for adopting kittens and then torturing them to death. According...

Boat owners face charges for harassing dolphins off Taiwan's East coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owners of two Taiwanese boats are facing charges of violating the Wildlife Conservation Act after they were caught chasing dolphins off the east coast. According to...

Pakistan: Rising cases of animal cruelty anger activists

The deaths of a pair of lions that died two days apart during their transfer from an Islamabad zoo to an animal sanctuary in Kasur city, have spurred an investigation by the Islamabad High Court (IHC)...