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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


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