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S. Korean Dogfighting Racket Busted in Philippines

MANILA - Police have arrested six South Koreans suspected of running a massive, high-tech dogfighting operation where matches in the Philippines were shown online to overseas bettors, police said Saturday. READ MORE

Dec 06, 2011 / 0 comments


Spanish Animal Rights Activists Stage Naked Protest

MADRID - More than 100 animal rights activists from across Spain staged a naked protest at a busy square in the centre of Madrid on Sunday to denounce the slaying of animals to make fur coats. READ MORE

Dec 05, 2011 / 0 comments


U.S. Circus Pays Fines to Settle Animal Abuse Charge

WASHINGTON — The operators of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus have agreed to pay a fine of $270,000 to settle a probe into violations of the Animal Welfare Act for animal abuse, U.S. officials said. READ MORE

Nov 30, 2011 / 0 comments


N.Y. Health Police Leash Famed Hotel Cat

NEW YORK — Fur flew in New York on Wednesday after city health police prompted the venerable Algonquin hotel to put its resident lobby cat on a leash. READ MORE

Nov 23, 2011 / 1 comments


Grizzly Bears Still Need Protecting, U.S. Court Rules

LOS ANGELES - Conservationists welcomed a U.S. READ MORE

Nov 23, 2011 / 0 comments


Romania No Safe Haven for Stray Dogs

BUCHAREST - Romanian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill allowing local authorities to put down stray dogs, spurring anger among animal rights groups. READ MORE

Nov 22, 2011 / 0 comments


EU to Ban 'Horrendous' Shark Finning

BRUSSELS - Stepping in to save endangered sharks, the European Commission called Monday for a full ban on shark finning at sea, the practice of slicing off the fins and throwing the body overboard to drown. READ MORE

Nov 21, 2011 / 0 comments


McDonald's Drops U.S. Egg Supplier Over Farm Cruelty

CHICAGO - Fast food giant McDonald's severed ties with one of its American egg suppliers Friday after a video taken by undercover animal rights activists exposed shocking cruelty to chickens at a farm. READ MORE

Nov 18, 2011 / 4 comments


Dogs Have 'Special Value,' Texas Appellate Court Rules

A Texas appeals court recently ruled that a dog's value is greater than its fair market value. READ MORE

Nov 16, 2011 / 1 comments


World War II’s Dogs for Defense

Their individual stories may be blurred by time, but the dogs of World War II were indisputably the greatest generation — canine version. And like so many of the youthful soldiers and sailors they accompanied, those four-legged recruits were not career military. They came from... READ MORE

Nov 09, 2011 / 0 comments


Ohio Clamps Down on Exotic Animals After Slaughter

CHICAGO - Ohio clamped down on private ownership of exotic and dangerous animals Friday after dozens of lions, bears and rare tigers freed by their suicidal owner had to be killed. READ MORE

Oct 21, 2011 / 0 comments


Puppy Mills Petition Incites Large Response

A petition filed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society Legislation Fund (HSLF) received over 10,600 signatures in under ten days. This number is more than double what is needed to... READ MORE

Oct 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Dog Eating Carnival Banned in China

Beijing - A dog eating carnival in China dating back more than 600 years has been banned after public outrage at the cruel way the animals are slaughtered, state media said Wednesday. READ MORE

Sep 21, 2011 / 2 comments


Starving Tripoli Zoo Animals Get Emergency Help

SOFIA - Prospects for survival brightened on Friday for over 700 animals left to starve in Libya's Tripoli Zoo as the first team of animal doctors came to their rescue, their organization said. READ MORE

Sep 09, 2011 / 0 comments


California Assembly Passes Statewide Microchipping Law for Pets

If passed, a bill currently sitting on California Governor Jerry Brown's desk, and supported by the Humane Society of the United States, will become what author Senator Ted Lieu (D) calls "the first micro-chipping law in the nation." READ MORE

Sep 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Jail Call Over Malaysian 'Pet Hotel from Hell'

KUALA LUMPUR - An animal rights group in Malaysia called Tuesday for the owners of a pet-boarding business where hundreds of filthy, hungry and neglected cats were discovered to face jail. READ MORE

Sep 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Nestle Offers Ice Cream Treat for Lactose-Intolerant Dogs

GENEVA - Swiss food giant Nestle said Friday that it has a treat in store for dogs keen for an ice cream to cool down in the summer heat. READ MORE

Aug 19, 2011 / 0 comments


Pet Thefts Up Sharply in U.S.

WASHINGTON- Dog thefts are up by nearly 50 percent so far this year as compared to the same period a year ago, the American Kennel Club (AKC) says, warning the actual number could indeed be much higher. READ MORE

Aug 17, 2011 / 1 comments


Call for Ewe-turn on N.Z.'s 'Running of the Sheep'

WELLINGTON - An animal welfare group urged Rugby World Cup organizers Monday to ditch plans to stage "the running of the sheep" in New Zealand's largest city Auckland during the tournament. READ MORE

Aug 15, 2011 / 0 comments


Dogs Saved from Dinner Tables in Vietnam

BANGKOK - Thai authorities have rescued more than a thousand dogs, which were found stuffed into tiny cages and being smuggled out of the country to be cooked and eaten in Vietnam, officials said Saturday. READ MORE

Aug 15, 2011 / 0 comments