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Singapore Plans To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse


SINGAPORE, Jan 14, 2014 (AFP) - Singapore will impose stiffer penalties for nimal abuse, Law Minister K Shanmugam said Tuesday, following a recent spate of high-profile cases including the poisonin READ MORE

Jan 14, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Philippines Creates Harsher Animal Cruelty Penalties Amid 'Crush Video' Outcry


MANILA - The Philippines has approved a law increasing penalties for cruelty to animals, the presidential palace said Monday amid a social media outcry over a video showing three girls crushing a puppy to death. READ MORE

Oct 08, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Animal Studies Often Biased, U.S. Scientists Say


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Medical research that uses animals to test therapies for human brain disorders is often biased, claiming positive results and then failing in human trials, U.S. researchers said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jul 19, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Helping Pets in Oklahoma


As Moore, Oklahoma remembers the victims of a devastating tornado, those left behind are rallying to recover. READ MORE

May 28, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Bieber's Pet Monkey Becomes 'German'


Berlin - Justin Bieber's pet monkey, which was seized by German customs in March, officially became German property Tuesday after the Canadian pop sensation failed to claim the animal, officials said. READ MORE

May 24, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Thai Police Rescue 1,300 Caged Dogs from Smugglers


BANGKOK - Around 1,300 dogs crammed into cages have been seized in less than a week in Thailand's northeast border region, officials said Monday, amid concerns that the canines were destined for overseas dinner plates. READ MORE

May 10, 2013 / 1 comments

 

Olympic Host Sochi Under Fire for Plan to Kill Stray Dogs


MOSCOW - Russia's Olympic host city of Sochi ran into controversy last Thursday after the city authorities announced a plan to exterminate more than 2,000 stray cats and dogs ahead of the Games next year. READ MORE

Apr 25, 2013 / 0 comments

 

German Activists Up in Arms Over Bieber's Pet Monkey


MUNICH, Germany - Animal rights activists said Wednesday that Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber should be denied the right to fetch his monkey from German customs for the sake of the pet's welfare. READ MORE

Apr 04, 2013 / 1 comments

 

Man Tattoos Dog in North Carolina


It’s the talk in the animal welfare world right now; a tattoo artist tattooed his pit bull supposedly while she was already under anesthetic to crop her ears. READ MORE

Apr 03, 2013 / 3 comments

 

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 / 2 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

 
 
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