Volunteers rescue pets, search for lost ones in Beirut blast

BEIRUT (AP) — When the massive explosion tore through Beirut last week, it did not only kill and injure thousands of people and destroy a large part of the city — it also left scores of animals trappe...

Taiwan 'cat warrior' envoy to US ready to fight China's 'wolf warriors'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new envoy to the U.S. told the media on Sunday (July 19) that her agile "cat warrior" (戰貓) qualities will enable her to counter the aggressive behav...

Faces in the crowd: Cutouts provide virtual MLB audience

Gabby Adamo loved the Chicago White Sox so much it influenced how she dressed and even how she drank her favorite beverages. “She didn’t despise Cubs fans, but she despised anything ...

Mock funeral for dog held in South Korea on 'dog meat day'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Activists wore dog masks and held a mock canine funeral during their protests against dog meat consumption in South Korea on Thursday, the first of three “dog meat days” in t...

UK tries new campaign to prepare public for Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Brexit moved back to the front-burner of British politics on Monday, months after COVID-19 knocked it out of the headlines, with the government launching a new public information campaig...

5 adults unable to stop pit bull from mauling dog in S.W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of an American pit bull terrier has been fined NT$30,000 (US$1,000) after his pet viciously mauled a neighbor's dog for 32 seconds, despite the efforts of fi...

Popular Cambodian travel destination bans dog meat trade

Cambodia's Siem Reap province, which has been popular with tourists for many years, has outlawed the sale of dog meat. It is the first Cambodian province to ban the practice. The order, issued on...

Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination for foreign tourists, has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal righ...

Thailand denies monkeys abused to harvest coconut products

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coconut-picking monkeys, long a popular tourist attraction, have become a sensitive trade issue as British activists claim the animals are abused and push for a boycott of th...

Feds to decide if 2 Mississippi turtles need protection

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government says it will decide whether protection is needed for a freshwater turtle found only in Mississippi and a related species found in Mississippi and Louisiana. ...

Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials said. The 6-year-old mixe...

Well-known Taipei coffee shop accused of abusing raccoon

Update : 2020-06-29 16:41 During a media interview Monday afternoon (June 29), Tang apologized for mistreating his pet raccoon and serving as a bad example for the society. The coffee shop owner vo...

Fireworks are booming before July 4, but why the ruckus?

NEW YORK (AP) — They are a symbol of celebration, loudly lighting up the night sky and best known in the U.S. as the explosive exclamation point to Fourth of July festivities. This y...

Promisedland is the Top Pet-Friendly hotel in east Taiwan, where you and your dog are given Five-Star treatment

Recently, the spread of the pandemic is slowing down, and domestic tourism has gradually picked up. Some people want to make a short trip, but they worry about their dogs staying alone at home. Now, ...

Documents: Mom called kids 'zombies' before their deaths

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The case of two kids who were missing for months before they were found dead in rural Idaho has taken another bizarre twist, with new court documents alleging that their mother bel...