Taiwan has outlawed the consumption of dog and cat meat, as the island's legislature passed a landmark amendment to its animal protection laws, according to island's official Central News Agency (CNA).
Political decisions are a major influence on matters involving animals and their welfare. Obviously, some political events have more significance than others. From a European perspective, the exit of the UK from the EU definitely qualifies as a "significant political event". The question is, what will be the impact of that exit on matters of animal welfare?
A diet of corn is turning wild hamsters in north-eastern France into deranged cannibals that devour their offspring, researchers have reported.
It's been reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently removed public access to tens of thousands of reports that document the numbers of animals kept by research labs, companies, zoos, circuses, and animal transporters—and whether those animals are being treated humanely under the Animal Welfare Act.
Saying farewell to a beloved pet can understandably be traumatic. So is there a "market" for cloning a pet? At least one company thinks so.
The use of animals in research continues to be one of the more contentious subjects for those who have interests involving animals and their welfare.