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Investigators Pursue 100 Stray Dogs Buried Alive Claim

BEIJING, (AFP) - Claims that about 100 stray dogs were buried alive in northern China are being investigated, an official said Sunday, the latest apparent case of animal cruelty to shock the nation. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 4 comments


Japan Kicks Off First Whale Hunt Since UN Court Ruling

AYUKAWA, Japan (AFP) - A Japanese whaling fleet left port Saturday under tight security, marking the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 0 comments


Japan Redesigns Antarctic Whale Hunt After UN Court Ruling

Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. READ MORE

Apr 22, 2014 / 0 comments


Fur Flies As U.S. Gets to Grips With Feral Cats

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats.   READ MORE

Apr 16, 2014 / 2 comments


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