Chimpanzees have entered the Endangered Species Act

  Chimpanzees have been added to the Endangered Species Act, announced the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). For years captive and wild chimpanzees were given different status, with captive ones only listed as threatened and wild ones listed as endangered. Under this new designation, all …

Chinese dog thieves beaten by angry neighbours

The dog meat industry in Asia is slowly dying and every day more and more people are getting tired of dog thieves and are taking justice into their own hands. Over the past few years, news of dog thieves getting attacked by locals are becoming more common. That is what happened recently in Wenzhou City …

Over 1,500 mink released from fur farm in Canada

  Animal rights activists have released some 1,600 mink from the Glenwood Fur Farm in Ontario, local media reported. Activists opened the gate, cut the surrounding fence and managed to open the cages from the sheds in the property. They also removed all breeding information cards. According to the owner of …

Truck transporting over 2,000 piglets overturns in Ohio

Hundreds of baby pigs have escaped when the truck that was transporting them to Indiana from South Carolina overturned in Ohio. The drivers apparently lost control after hitting the guardrail and crashed, resulting in the death of some 500 piggies out of 2,200. Xenia Township Fire Chief Dean Fox told WLWT: …

First pod of whales of the year killed in Faroe Islands

The first pod of whales of the year has been slaughtered in the Faroe Islands this past Saturday morning. Over 20 hunting boats were seen herding a pod to the beach for some 5 hours in the early morning. There’s no official figures yet, but an estimated 150 animals are thought to have been killed. …

Mumbai HC bans horse-drawn carriages

The Mumbai High Court has ordered the complete ban of horse-drawn carriages, known as ‘Victorias’, after one year. “We hold that the use of horse-driven carriages/Victorias in Mumbai for joyrides is completely illegal. The activity of using horse-driven carriages only for joyrides solely for …