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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...

Japan: Are pets replacing children during the pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has worsened Japan's already worrying population decline. Recent statistics from Japan's Internal Affairs show that there were just 14.93 million children aged 14 or ...

In major move, South Africa to end captive lion industry

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa says it will end its captive lion industry in a major move for conservation that would outlaw the heavily criticized “canned hunting” of the big cats and sa...

Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph. And then another. And anothe...

Photo of the Day: Mother's Day 'painting' seen in Taiwan rice field

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Mother's Day rapidly approaching, a farmer's association famous for promoting rice field "paintings" has created a work dedicated to mothers. The...

Jill Biden plants tree as White House readies for family cat

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden commemorated Arbor Day by planting a linden tree on the north lawn of the White House. She strode out Friday in a skirt and a double-breasted ...

New Hampshire Senate advances pet parity bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Moving toward pet parity, the New Hampshire Senate has backed a bill that would require drivers to report collisions with cats as well as dogs. State law already...

Searching for footing in a life nearly extinguished by COVID

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — On line in the hospital atrium, Kari Wegg folds her hands in her lap while husband Rodney pilots the wheelchair, moving forward together a few feet at a time, their progress hal...

Oyen Launches Digital-First Pet Insurance Platform

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 22 April 2021 - Malaysians love their furry friends and are increasingly investing in a burgeoning range of pet-related products such as pet hotels, pet groom...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 22, the 112th day of 2021. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Apri...

Blue Cross launches brand-new LovePet Outpatient Insurance

Market-first flexible and cost-saving “Sharing Plan” covers up to 3 insured pets HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 April 2021 - For pet owners, pets are not just animals; they are the loving center...

Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence

BOSTON (AP) — A Chinese American mother in the Boston suburbs is sending her sons to in-person classes this month, even after one of them was taunted with a racist “slanted-eyes” gesture at school, ju...

Lawmakers fighting like cats and dogs? Not over this bill

CONCORD. N.H. (AP) — Nine lives notwithstanding, killing a cat in a hit-and-run soon could become illegal in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was ahead of the pack when it passed a law ...

Photo of the Day: New batch of leopard cats at Taipei Zoo revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos of three leopard cat kittens posted by the Taipei Zoo have gone viral. On Monday (April 12), the zoo posted photos of three kittens born to resident leopard cat ...

Cat Public Office to promote feline welfare in Taiwan’s Houtong village

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei has begun rebranding its Houtong Village, which is home to a large feline population, with the establishment of a Cat Public Office on Thursday (April 8). Th...