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...

Veterinary forensic science program launched in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A veterinary forensic science program to investigate animal crimes and injuries was launched by Taipei’s animal protection authorities on Sunday (July 28). The pr...

Taiwan's Investigation Bureau gets new mission: protect endangered birds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau (法務部調查局) has been charged with the protection of rare birds after protected species, including the white-eared sibias were ...

German court: Breeders can keep killing male chicks for now

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has ruled that hen breeders can continue to kill male chicks after they hatch, a practice that results in the death of some 45 million birds annually. ...

Taipei embarks on rabies inoculation tour in mountainous areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Animal Protection Office (APO) of Taipei will conduct a rabies vaccination tour around the city’s mountainous areas from June 13 through September to prevent the...

Taiwan joins in global celebration of National Animal Rights Day

Over 200 animal lovers and animal rights activists in Taipei joined thousands around the world on Sunday to commemorate an annual international event that raises awareness of animal rights. Nationa...

Taiwanese macaque monkey runs amok in Keelung government building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A city government building in Keelung City had an unexpected and unruly guest on Friday morning (May 24), when an ill-tempered macaque monkey somehow made its way to the c...

Prada latest luxury fashion house to go fur-free

MILAN (AP) — The Prada Group has become the latest luxury fashion house to go fur-free. Prada said Wednesday that it will no longer include animal fur in its designs and new products...

Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97

Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a ...

Video shows pit bull relentlessly attacking Taiwanese postman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A postman suffered a vicious, unprovoked attack by a pit bull at an intersection in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu County on Friday (May 10), causing him to suffer lacerations t...

Vigilantes vandalize Kaohsiung woman's home after video shows her beat dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Vigilantes vandalized a woman's home in Kaohsiung on Thursday (May 9) after a video surfaced on social media showing her mercilessly beating a stray dog with a broom. On...

Taipei celebrates animal protection and biodiversity in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As May marks World Bee Day, World Turtle Day, and Endangered Species Day, Taipei City Animal Protection Office (APO) will host a variety of events to raise public awarenes...

Dog rescued while swimming 220 kilometers off Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land. A worker o...

Taiwan’s ‘King Kong Rhino’ sculpture exhibited in Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “King Kong Rhino,” a sculpture artwork created by famed Taiwanese artist Shih Li-jen (施力仁), is currently exhibited at Palazzo Sturm, an art museum in Bassano d...

A rescued puppy named Apple marks relocation milestone

A floppy-eared puppy named Apple has a new home in New York, courtesy of an animal protection group and an overcrowded shelter in Mississippi. Two weeks after being rescued from the ...