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Dogs, cats slaughtered: 'Extreme' markets horrify activists

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Animal activists urge for the shut down of markets in Indonesia, where live dogs and cats are butchered and blow-torched alive

ANIMAL CRUELTY. A dog waits for slaughter at the Langowan market, before he was rescued by DMFI. Photo from DMFI

600 kilos of dog meat intercepted in Batangas

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Police say the dog meat trader pays P70 for each dog, then sells the meat to Baguio restaurants for P120 to P150 per kilo

Prosecutor dismisses PAWS' dog slaughter complaint vs 'Oro'

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:50 PM

PAWS says that their complaint on the violation of section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act has been dismissed

PAWS files case against 'Oro' over dog slaughter scene

Jan 12, 2017 - 10:25 AM

If found guilty the Oro team could face two to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to P250 000

'ORO.' The Philippine Animal Welfare Society files a complaint against the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 entry. Photo shows 'Oro' star Irma Adlawan, who on Best Actress at the festival for her performance. Screengrab from Facebook/mmffofficial

From a fan: A letter to Morrissey after he abruptly left his Jakarta concert

Oct 15, 2016 - 12:05 AM

A fan writes a letter to the British singer who left the stage mid performance without saying goodbye

Morrissey tampil di GBK Sports Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Rabu, 12 Oktober. Foto oleh Kiosplay.

Disturbing trend: Critically endangered elephant is latest animal to die in an Indonesian zoo

May 12, 2016 - 4:47 PM

The elephant s death comes after a tiger also died in April in a separate zoo

SLOW TREATMENT. Yani lies down on the ground in Bandung city's zoo, West Java province, several hours before eventually dying. AFP PHOTO / TIMUR MATAHARI

Spaniards probed for 'killing' 72 piglets by jumping on them

Jan 20, 2016 - 9:11 PM

The two farm workers are also accused of sending footage of their acts to people via WhatsApp the Guardia Civil police force says in a statement

Dentist who killed Cecil the lion poached in US

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:31 AM

Walter Palmer 55 boasted that he is a bow hunting purist who doesn t carry a gun as backup when pursuing big game

PROTEST. People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images/AFP

US dentist killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

Jul 29, 2015 - 7:58 AM

The lion a popular attraction among international visitors to the Hwange National Park was lured outside the park s boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month by Walter James Palmer

GONE. An undated handout photo provided by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on July 28, 2015 shows Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions, who was reportedly shot dead by US hunter Walter Palmer, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, according to reports in the UK media. Cecil was allegedly shot with a crossbow on July 6. Handout/EPA

Animal cruelty video angers netizens

Jul 06, 2015 - 2:23 PM

A disturbing video showing cruelty to an animal enrages netizens But no one knows who the maker of the video is

#FreeTheTurtle: Netizens rage over tied-up turtle in Guimaras

May 06, 2015 - 4:50 PM

I saw this long rope floating just after the turtle and I thought it was just nothing As I came closer I was surprised that its shell has a hole and that the long rope was attached to it

VIRAL. Photos taken by Donna Islao show a turtle tied down to prevent from swimming away. Photo by Donna Islao

Dog 'cleaned' in washing machine sparks anger in Hong Kong

Sep 07, 2014 - 6:09 PM

Hong Kong police: A picture has been posted onto the internet about an animal suspected of being tortured It is a case of animal cruelty

Image of the alleged 'dog washer' Jacky Lo (L) and one of the photos he posted on Facebook. Photo via

South Africa elephant park accused of 'horrific' cruelty

May 20, 2014 - 9:54 PM

The park issues a statement denying responsibility for the abuse

ANIMAL WELFARE. Photo of African elephants in South Africa taken in 2007. File photo by EPA

Crush video enrages netizens

Oct 03, 2013 - 8:15 PM

The video stirs up calls to sanction the 3 girls who are shown crushing a live puppy with their feet until it dies

Forever homes, loving families

Mar 17, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Complete papers pedigree and a high price don’t make for a better pet — a loving family and space to roam do

MEET MOMO. Momo is from the Mandaluyong Animal Shelter (MAS). PAWS helps MAS by spaying and neutering the dogs, a few at a time, to get them ready for adoption. Momo had leg surgery and is ready to go to a loving home. All photos courtesy of Kathy Moran

Felines and firecrackers

Feb 15, 2013 - 2:41 PM

A teenage cosplayer who loves cats makes a plea to Chinese New Year merry makers

ANIMAL AWARENESS. Chinese New Years can be cruel to street animals

Drunk US woman charged over biting dog

May 01, 2012 - 8:04 AM

A young US woman who allegedly bit her bulldog during a drunken argument was charged with cruelty

Online anger over photo of dog in sack

Mar 12, 2012 - 1:17 PM

PAWS set to file charges vs owner of car transporting dog in sack violation of Republic Act 8485

CRUELTY GOING VIRAL. The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) reported this photo of a dog being carried in a sack at the back of a car, which went viral on Monday, March 12.