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Proposed Chinese law to recognize animal welfare for first time

This handout photo taken on January 2012 and released by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries on February 13, 2014 shows a dead juvenile great white shark that was killed in Sussex Inlet, south of Sydney. An Australian man has been fined 16,000 USD (18000 AUSD) for killing a juvenile great white shark by ramming it with his boat then beating it to death with a metal pole, officials said on February 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

The first draft of the law on the protection of wildlife has been revised, in which animal welfare has been recognized for the first time in China, reported thepaper.cn on Tuesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ireland’s gay bull Benjy saved from slaughterhouse

Ireland Gay Bull

He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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 »

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