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3 moon bears freed after nearly 20 years behind bars in Vietnam

The bears were being held in tight cages and farmed for their bile.

Dog thief killed during fight with angry villagers in Hanoi

His accomplice escaped and sought help at a government office.

Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

A new bill imposes fines of up to $8,170 for consumption of the animals and a maximum two-year jail term for killing or abusing animals.
April 12, 2017 | 02:25 pm GMT+7

Vietnam praised for less gory version of centuries-old pig slaughter fest

Animals Asia says it will continue to fight ‘until no live animals experience fear and trauma.’
February 08, 2017 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

Taiwan bans euthanasia of stray animals

'Animal protection in Taiwan has moved towards a new milestone.'
February 06, 2017 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

7 uplifting stories from Vietnam in 2016 that will make you smile

Even in the toughest of times, kindness and hope prevail.
December 25, 2016 | 12:26 am GMT+7

47 dogs seized as police bust dog meat ring in southern Vietnam

Most of the stolen dogs were already slaughtered and about to hit dinner tables at local restaurants.
December 24, 2016 | 11:43 am GMT+7

The cost of fashion: Activists release 'horrifying' images from Vietnam crocodile farms

Vietnam exports 30,000 crocodile skins every year, joining a global supply chain that involves brutal killing of millions, PETA said.
December 23, 2016 | 02:35 pm GMT+7

Angry mob beats dog thief unconscious in central Vietnam

Police rescued the man but seized five dead dogs and bait.
November 03, 2016 | 02:42 pm GMT+7

The world's unhappiest polar bear?

Pizza, a three-year-old female, lives in an aquarium in a Chinese shopping mall. Animal rights groups say the animal is showing signs of mental decline.
October 29, 2016 | 09:02 am GMT+7

Vietnam bans animal slaughter at violent spring festivals

It remains to be seen whether locals are willing to abandon their traditional rituals.
October 26, 2016 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

5 Vietnamese arrested for beating dog theft suspect to dead

They said they were angry about pet dogs being stolen continuously in the neighborhood.
September 27, 2016 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Moon bear rescued from life behind bars in Hanoi

More than 1,200 bears are still living in cages across Vietnam.
September 22, 2016 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Mob beats, hospitalizes suspected dog thief in central Vietnam

Around five million dogs, most of them stolen pets, are killed and eaten every year in Vietnam.
September 15, 2016 | 11:45 am GMT+7