The pets were kept in plastic or metal cages that had been wrapped in the boxes, which barely had breathing holes in them.
The animals were left without food or water for about a week, causing them to die of suffocation, dehydration and starvation. (WARNING: This article contains graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised.)
Singer Cher celebrated after hearing a Pakistani court agreed to release Kaavan, the lonely elephant at Islamabad Zoo, and bring him to a “suitable sanctuary.”
The 74-year-old singer celebrated the news on Friday when she described this as “one of the greatest moments” of her life, according to AFP.
A fisherman of Asian origin is drawing much hate online after a video of him riding on the back of a sea turtle was posted on social media.
We are in a state of emergency surrounding how humans value and treat wildlife. The world’s population of human beings needs a lot of environmental education, which must be part of conservation programmes worldwide. #LetLive #SeaTurtles #Cruelty #Humans #Respect #Education #Wildlife #Oceans #KarmaPleaseAct
A Singapore-based animal rescue group, Voices For Animals (VFA), rescued a neglected Maltese after being alerted by a concerned neighbor but its owner demands the pooch be returned to their home.
The call for help was spotted on Facebook by one of the group’s volunteers last week when the concerned neighbor found the dog in a terrible state, a VFA spokesperson told Coconuts Singapore.
A zoo in central China has earned massive criticism from Chinese netizens for its alleged poor treatment of a popular giant panda.
Images of the 12-year-old panda named Weiwei emerged on local social media purportedly showing the animal in terrible condition under the care of Wuhan City Zoo in Hubei Province, South China Morning Post reports.
Shengya Ocean World in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China, apologized after a video clip showing one of its trainers putting lipstick on a beluga whale to make it look “prettier” went viral on Chinese social media.
The 10-second clip first made rounds in China’s popular short video sharing platform Douyin with the caption that reads “very pretty,” according to Shanghaiist. A female trainer can be seen laughing as she puts lipstick on the animal’s mouth.
In an admirable heroic attempt to rescue a friend, one defiant pig in southwest China was caught on video rushing fearlessly to its friend’s would-be slaughterers.
The short mobile phone clip, reportedly captured on Dec. 25 in Banan District in Chongqing, China, lasts only a few seconds, but it is undeniably incredible to watch.
A group of Chinese tourists chasing down endangered Tibetan antelopes to take good photos ended up paying a total fine 105,000 yuan ($15,840) last Wednesday instead.
Tibetan antelopes are considered endangered due to excessive poaching. Chang Tang Nature Reserve in Nagqu County is home to 200,000 Tibetan antelopes, according to CGTN.
The owner of a golden retriever is demanding answers from the staff at Tianhe International Airport in Hubei’s capital of Wuhan after the dog was allegedly brutalized while airport staff attempted to catch it.
The 11-month-old pooch’s 23-year-old owner said that this dog, identified by Metro as Er Mao, suffered severe injuries to its eyes and body after being handled by airport staff.
Taiwan has introduced new animal welfare laws that could hand out fines for eating dog or cat meat as well as prison time for those who torture and kill animals.
Approved by the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday, Taiwan’s Animal Protection Act amendments prohibit the sale, purchase or consumption of dog or cat meat, and in doing so will make Taiwan the first Asian country to pass such legislation, according to the China Post.
Zoo visitors are usually warned not to feed the animals or throw things in exhibits, but one jerk decided to chuck some rocks at a group of kangaroos in Yangzhou, China, on Sunday.
The man was caught on video attempting to throw multiple stones at the resting animals in order to get them to move and hop around, but he was immediately stopped by fellow visitors, according to Shanghaiist.
Animal cafes have become a growing trend in Japan in recent years, with various establishments dedicated to cats, rabbits, goats, and even hedgehogs sprouting in different parts of the country.
In this on-going craze, owls have become the latest attraction, but such interests in placing the nocturnal predator in an owl cafe have become a cause for worry to animal rights activists, reports Reuters.