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Whaling Ban Applauded Despite Fears of Japan Sidestep

SYDNEY, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday applauded a court decision that Japan must halt its annual Antarctic whale hunt, but raised fears it could sidestep the order and begin whaling again under a new "scientific" guise. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments


French Animal Lobby Lifts Lid on 'Unhealthy' Horsemeat from Americas

PARIS, AFP - Horses from the United States, Canada and other countries in the region whose meat is sold in France for human consumption pose a health risk and are often cruelly treated, a leading animal rights group said Thursday. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2014 / 0 comments


French Kitten Hurler Jailed

MARSEILLE, (AFP) - A Frenchman who sparked widespread outrage by posting videos of himself hurling a kitten through the air was sentenced to a year in prison Monday on charges of animal cruelty. READ MORE

Feb 03, 2014 / 0 comments


US Groundhog Predicts More Winter

AFP - In a colorful annual ritual of dubious accuracy, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow Sunday and saw his shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. READ MORE

Feb 03, 2014 / 0 comments


São Paulo Bans Animal Testing

SAO PAULO (AFP) -  Yesterday, the southeastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo on Thursday banned animal testing in research for the cosmetics, perfume and personal care industry. READ MORE

Jan 24, 2014 / 0 comments


Spain Animal Rights Groups Call For Ban On Hunting With Dogs

MADRID, Jan 16, 2014 (AFP) - Animal rights groups on Thursday urged Spain to ban the use of dogs in hunting, which they said leads to the abandonment of roughly 50,000 greyhounds each year when the READ MORE

Jan 16, 2014 / 1 comments


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