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US judge: Pablo Escobar's cocaine hippos legally 'people'

The offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people or “interested persons” with legal rights in the U.S. following a federal court order. ...

UK police charge 25-year-old man with lawmaker's murder

LONDON (AP) — British police charged a 25-year-old man Thursday with the murder of a Conservative lawmaker, alleging that the killing was an act of terrorism by a supporter of the Islamic State group....

UK Parliament honors lawmaker slain at constituents' meeting

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson led a somber British Parliament on Monday in honoring the Conservative lawmaker stabbed to death as he met constituents at a church hall, an attack that has ...

'He was Southend': Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — David Amess was a man of the people, a hard-working British lawmaker who had no grand political ambitions beyond serving those who had elected him for nigh-on 40 years. ...

Stella McCartney channels mushrooms in trippy Paris show

PARIS (AP) — Stella McCartney’s virus-conscious show was shown to a fraction of the normal Paris audience. But that did not detract from its energy or celebrity pull. Paul McCartney ...

China kills 3 housecats that tested positive for COVID-19

BEIJING (AP) — A city in northern China has killed three housecats after they tested positive for COVID-19, according to a local media report Wednesday, as the country takes increasingly strict measur...

S. Korean leader's review of ban on eating dog meat welcomed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Animal rights groups on Tuesday welcomed the South Korean president's offer to look into banning consumption of dog meat. Dog meat is neither legal nor expl...

Basta! Romans say enough to invasion of wild boars in city

ROME (AP) — Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild b...

Saint Laurent becomes latest fashion house to go fur free

French luxury house Saint Laurent will go completely fur free in its collections from next year, its parent company Kering said Friday. In a statement, Kering added that another of ...

Some Argentines turn to unusual pandemic pets for comfort

Millions of people have found solace during the pandemic in cuddling a dog or cat. For a few, comfort comes in other forms — those of a horse or a pig, perhaps a possum-like sugar glider or even a tar...

Taiwan to require online registration of pet data to prevent smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Monday (Sept. 21) it will implement new measures to prevent pet smuggling. Pet shop owners will be required to input information a...

EU lawmakers seek end to science experiments on animals

The European Parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding resolution calling for an end to scientific research on animals in the EU. An overwhelming majority of legislators approved the resolution in ...

Animal rights group: Faeroes should end dolphin slaughters

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The international animal rights group Sea Shepherd said Wednesday it hopes that pressure will build from within the Faeroe Islands to end its traditional drive of sea mammal...

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...