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India's Jet Airways Says Sorry for Pet Cat's Death


DELHI - India's Jet Airways has voiced "sincere regret" and offered a lengthy public apology to the owner of a pet cat that was run over before boarding a flight from New Delhi to Singapore. READ MORE

Mar 29, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Demand for Exotic Pets Pushes Species to the Brink


BANGKOK - Poisonous frogs, long-necked turtles, bears and chimpanzees may not be everyone's idea of an animal companion, but experts warn that demand for exotic pets is pushing some species closer to extinction. READ MORE

Mar 14, 2013 / 0 comments

 

EU Bans Sale of All Cosmestics Tested on Animals


BRUSSELS - After years of trying, the EU finally put into effect Monday a complete ban on the sale of cosmetics developed through animal testing. READ MORE

Mar 12, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Swiss Stores Withdraw Horsemeat after Cruelty Scandal


GENEVA - Most Swiss supermarkets on withdrew horsemeat products from their shelves last week, not due to the spiraling fake labeling scandal but over allegations of cruel conditions on farms where horses are bred for meat. READ MORE

Feb 25, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Abandoned Poodle Saved from Swiss Dumpster Death


GENEVA - Swiss police have saved an abandoned poodle that was trapped in a rubbish bag and thrown into a bin to die, daily newspaper Le Matin reported Wednesday. READ MORE

Feb 01, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Britain Defends Shooting Pigs for Army Medic Training


LONDON - Britain's Ministry of Defense on Sunday defended its practice of shooting pigs and giving the wounded animals to military surgeons to practice treating common battlefield injuries. READ MORE

Nov 19, 2012 / 0 comments

 

New York's Wildlife, Pets Suffered in Hurricane Sandy too


NEW YORK - From Mitik the walrus calf to Ashley the poodle, New York's wildlife, zoo animals and pets went through their share of drama during superstorm Sandy, experts and owners said Friday. READ MORE

Nov 02, 2012 / 0 comments

 

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Oct 18, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Life of Mouse at Stake in Online U.S. Election Parody


WASHINGTON - A little white mouse risks being devoured by a hungry snake in an online parody of cutthroat American politics that went online Wednesday just hours before the US presidential debate. READ MORE

Oct 04, 2012 / 0 comments

 

French Interior Minister Defends Bullfighting as Ban Looms


PARIS - French Interior Minister Manuel Valls delivered a passionate defense of bullfighting Tuesday, as the country's constitutional council examined a call to ban the bloody sport. READ MORE

Sep 12, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Scotts to Pay Big Fine for Fake Pesticides, Poison Bird Feed


WASHINGTON - Lawn and garden products company Scotts Miracle-Gro will pay $12.5 million in fines for poisoning bird feed and violating pesticide laws, officials said Friday. READ MORE

Sep 10, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Activists Protest Against Spanish Bull-spearing Festival


Tordesillas, Spain - About 500 animal rights activists protested in central Spain on Sunday against a centuries-old festival in which a bull is chased and then lanced to death. READ MORE

Sep 10, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Pet Anxiety: Back-to-school Blues Not Just for Children


PARIS - Toys get destroyed, tears flow and tantrums abound: it's not just children that find it tough at the end of the summer holidays. READ MORE

Aug 30, 2012 / 0 comments

 

German Tourist Attacked by Australian Dingo


SYDNEY - A German tourist was savaged by a dingo in northern Australia, officials said Saturday, suffering serious bite wounds to his head, arms and legs. READ MORE

Jul 31, 2012 / 1 comments

 

Cat Survives Two Days in the Everglades After Being Thrown from Car


An 11-year-old cat was fortunate this week to not only survive a horrible car wreck, but also two days in the Florida Everglades. READ MORE

Jul 26, 2012 / 1 comments

 

China Activists Confront Cat 'Killer': Report


SHANGHAI - A Shanghai woman accused of killing hundreds of cats will not face prosecution despite animal rights campaigners' efforts because China has no animal protection laws, state media said Friday. READ MORE

May 29, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Blind Golden Retriever and Skittish Mutt's Unlikely Bond


Tanner, a 2-year-old blind, epileptic Golden Retriever and Blair, a frightened mixed breed, haven’t had the easiest lives — though their lives were changed remarkably upon meeting each other. READ MORE

May 03, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Adopting a Deaf Dog


A month after the devastating loss of our dog of eleven years, the lack of a pitter-patter of paws and boisterous barks in my family’s home was too great. READ MORE

May 02, 2012 / 1 comments

 

Charges Laid in Sled-dog Slaughter


VANCOUVER, Canada - Charges were laid on Friday in the grisly slaughter of dozens of huskies used by a tourism company during the 2011 Winter Olympics in Canada's westernmost province. READ MORE

Apr 23, 2012 / 5 comments

 

Pitbulls Put Down in Philippines After Being Rescued


SAN PABLO, Philippines - Twenty-five pitbulls rescued from an online dog-fighting racket run by South Koreans in the Philippines have been put down, and another 215 could be also destroyed, rescuers said Tuesday. READ MORE

Apr 04, 2012 / 1 comments

 

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