Pit bull almost sentenced to death after killing child now a pampered pooch

An American pit bull terrier that mauled a 3-year-old boy to death in rural Pingtung County in December is now living the life of a pampered pooch in Taipei City after being adopted by a couple last month. Animal lovers flooded Pingtung County Magistrate Pan Men-an’s (潘孟安) Facebook page pleading to save the life of the dog after it was handed over to the Pingtung County Agriculture Department following the fatal mauling on December 2, 2021. Agriculture department personnel placed

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Vendor run out of night market by protesters after dogs poisoned in Taipei City

A man suspected of poisoning stray animals around Taipei City’s Beitou District was forced to pack up his stall at the Shilin Night Market yesterday, after protesters gathered with placards and handed out flyers to potential customers. Mr Wang, 47, was charged with violations of the Animal Protection Act, May 28, after being identified as the person who placed pesticide-laced pet food in locations around Zhong-zheng Senior High School. From April 30 to May 25, seven dogs and a cat

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Dog rescued, farmer faces fine, after stray dog kicked like a football

Police and animal protection workers responded quickly after a video shot by a student showed a farmer violently kicking a young dog wandering in a rice paddy in Chiayi County this morning, April 3. The thirty-second video showed the farmer, in Puzi City, chasing the dog with a stick, and kicking it several times. Two kicks resulted in the small, black dog flying into the air like a football. The student who filmed the incident while on the way to

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