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Kurt Zouma banned from keeping cats for 5 years for abuse

LONDON (AP) — West Ham defender Kurt Zouma was banned from keeping cats for five years and ordered Wednesday to carry out 180 hours of community service as a punishment for kicking and slapping his pe...

Trainer Asmussen seeks Derby breakthrough with Epicenter

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steve Asmussen is caught off guard when asked about his achievements, mainly because he’s too focused on training horses to reflect. And the fun he’s had doing...

Authorities confront north Taiwan cat hoarder, find 47 cats in house

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving reports from a veterinarian and an animal welfare volunteer, two borough chiefs in Taoyuan City confronted cat-hoarding owners to find 47 cats in a single ...

Greek man held on suspicion of kicking kitten into the sea

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Monday arrested a man suspected of enticing a kitten with food at a restaurant where he was dining and then kicking it into the sea, the country's minister f...

Abuse of hamsters, hedgehogs underscores lax pet management in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Animal welfare groups flagged the rise in animal cruelty cases involving small animals in Taiwan on Tuesday (April 19) and called for better pet management. Existing pe...

Southern Taiwan woman sentenced to 30-days in jail for killing guinea pig

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kaohsiung woman has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for viciously abusing her pet guinea pig and causing its death. On Aug. 27, 2021, a woman surnamed Chiang (江) ...

Federal judge finds another Iowa ag-gag law unconstitutional

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has struck down an Iowa law that seeks to stop animal welfare groups from secretly filming livestock abuse, the latest in a decade of legislative measures and j...

West Ham defender Zouma to be prosecuted for animal abuse

LONDON (AP) — West Ham defender Kurt Zouma is being prosecuted by an animal charity for kicking and slapping his cat in abuse caught on video. The Royal Society for the Prevention of...

Chinese anti-pandemic workers beat pet dog to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese anti-pandemic workers in Guangdong Province beat a three-year-old dog named Snowball to death on Wednesday (March 2) while its owners were undergoing hotel quarant...

Activists want Taiwan's Constitution to include animal rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Activists will march in Taipei City Sunday (Feb. 20) to demand animal rights be included in the Constitution. The Legislative Yuan has set up a committee paving the way...

Olympic great Todd loses training license for hitting horse

LONDON (AP) — Mark Todd, a two-time Olympic champion in equestrian and now a notable racehorse trainer, has temporarily lost his training license pending an investigation into a video showing him stri...

Dog owner leaves pets for over 1 month in south Taiwan, fined NT$113,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pet owner has been fined a record NT$113,000 (US$4,053) after neighbors reported the individual for leaving two dogs to fend for themselves at home for over a month. ...

Liverpool keeps City in view; Newcastle clear of bottom 3

The wind was howling. The rain was lashing down. The challenges were flying in. And, for once, Mohamed Salah was having a quiet day. Everything was set up at Turf Moor for Liverpool ...

Zouma remains available for West Ham amid cat abuse clamor

LONDON (AP) — Kurt Zouma will remain available to play for West Ham amid an animal abuse inquiry and manager David Moyes hopes the public can forgive the embattled defender. Zouma wa...

Animal group blasts forced molting amid egg supply woes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s animal welfare community has raised concerns about the practice of forced molting reportedly used by some farms to address the acute shortage of eggs. Eg...