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Circus cancelled as Chinese stress animal welfare

A member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) poses in a gown made of lettuce leaves and holds a sign that reads, "Let Vegetarianism Grow on You" in Chinese during an event on a busy shopping street in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. According to the organizers, PETA is asking residents to celebrate the Golden Week of the National Day (Oct. 1) by adopting a healthy, kind, and Earth-friendly vegan diet. AP

A circus featuring animal performances was cancelled after citizens called for a boycott and tipped off authorities, which activists have billed as a victory for a growing animal welfare movement in China.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Campaign to halt Peru cat-eating festival

In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, people watch a cat race during festivities in honor of Santa Efigenia in La Quebrada, Peru. Every year, Peruvians descended from African slaves come to La Quebrada to celebrate the adored black saint Santa Efigenia, who was popular among the then Spanish colony's African slaves. Cat races, a fireworks dance and a night of eating and drinking close out the celebration. AP

A Peruvian congressman has joined animal rights activists to try and halt the consumption of barbecued cat at an annual religious festival.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Subic park boss to Erap: We can take care of Mali

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“THROWBACK” MALI  A Manila Zoo photo taken in the early 1980s, when the lady was practically still a baby.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Looks like a third party wants a piece of Mali. An operator of animal theme parks in Luzon has asked Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to allow his company to take care of Mali, the lone elephant at Manila Zoo, saying it could provide a more suitable habitat for the aging animal.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Peta: Paul McCartney asks Aquino to free Mali

MCCARTNEY: I urge you, with all my heart, to direct that Mali be given that joy now. AP

The long and winding road for the campaign to get Mali out of Manila Zoo has taken another twist. And it comes with a little help from a music legend.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PAWS seeks to inject animal issues into May elections

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There has long been talk of a “Catholic vote” and an “Iglesia ni Cristo vote”— but an “animal vote”?

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Germany moves to ban sex with animals

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A German lawmaker says Parliament is close to passing a law explicitly banning bestiality after animal rights groups and tabloid newspapers pushed for existing legislation to be clarified.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Animal rights group seeks higher penalty

Many were horrified to hear about the discovery of scarred, bleeding pit bulls crammed into cages in Indang, Cavite, when authorities raided an illegal dog fighting club in 2011.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Restaurant settles over ‘carcass removal’ listing

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A phone book company has settled a lawsuit filed by a Montana barbecue restaurant that was listed in a section of the yellow pages for “Animal Carcass Removal.”

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Church backs transfer of Manila Zoo elephant

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Mali the elephant in Manila Zoo. FILE PHOTO

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has joined the clamor of animal rights advocates for the transfer of Mali, Manila Zoo’s only elephant, to a sanctuary where she would be freed from “years of boredom and misery.”

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Operators of dolphin show seek new probe of cruelty raps

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The operators of a dolphin show are asking a Quezon City court to order a new investigation of charges they were cruel to animals, saying they had obtained the necessary government permits for a series of shows they mounted during the Christmas season of 2010.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Cubao dolphin show execs going to trial for cruelty to animals

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For causing pain and suffering to animals, the maintainers of a dolphin and sea lion show which ran for several months have been charged with violating Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act.

Posted: May 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Charges filed vs dolphin show operators

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The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office has filed criminal charges against the operators of a dolphin and sea lion show that was held in Cubao, Quezon City, during the 2010 Christmas season and into the first two months of 2011.

Posted: May 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DOJ asked: Stop 8 Koreans in pit bull case from leaving

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A private animal rights group is asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) out to secure a hold-departure order against eight Koreans who were arrested in a police raid on an underground dog fight club and a farm in San Pablo City in this province.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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