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...

Taoyuan slaughterhouse hit by avian flu, 1,453 chickens destroyed

A total of 1,453 frozen chickens from a slaughterhouse in Taoyuan have been destroyed after they were confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus, the city's Anima...

226 dogs and cats in Central Taiwan looking for new homes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 226 dogs and cats are looking for new homes after a raid on an illegal breeding farm in Central Taiwan’s Yunlin County, reports said Friday (October 18). ...

Taipei rolls out pet insurance program to promote owner accountability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei introduced an insurance program for the city’s adopted pets, the first of its kind on the island, on Tuesday (Oct. 1) in a bid to promote owner accountability...

Tetris Challenge: Taiwan Edition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In recent weeks, the #Tetrischallenge has been spreading across the internet, prompting people in countries across the globe to photograph themselves with their vehicle an...

Taipei promotes pet-friendly city with food

Taipei (CNA) The Taipei City Animal Protection Office (TCAPO) showcased Thursday five healthy dog meals made by different pet-friendly restaurants in an effort to promote Taiwan's capital as a pet...

New Taipei to pioneer in long-term pet care

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei City announced the opening of institutions that provide long-term care for pets on Monday (Aug. 19), marking a step towards creating a more animal-friendly muni...

Taiwan woman fined for leaving dog tied up on roof in 35-degree temperatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A woman in Keelung was fined NT$6,000 (US$190) after leaving her dog tied up on a roof in 35-degree temperatures, reports said Saturday (August 3). After police receive...