'Three Tons' of Cats Rescued from the Butcher's Block in Vietnam, But Fate Still Uncertain (Updated)
Hanoi, Vietnam - Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balan READ MORE
Animals Are Not Furniture, Rules French Parliament
Paris - France's parliament officially recognised animals as "living, sentient beings" rather than "furniture" on Wednesday.
Therapy Dogs Help Prisoners to Cope and Learn New Skills
BOLLATE, Italy - With a bark of excitement, Titti, Tato, and Carmela scamper down the corridors of the Bollate prison near Milan and are enveloped by prisoners who shower them with treats, pats and READ MORE
Children Who Live with Reptiles at Increased Risk for Disease
PARIS, France - Owning exotic reptiles such as snakes, chameleons, iguanas, and geckos could place infants at risk of salmonella infection, according to a British study.
Dogs Rescued from Meat Farm Begin New Lives in U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, U.S. - A dozen dogs originally destined for dinner tables in South Korea arrived in the Washington area earlier this month to be adopted as pets.