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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Cat Survives being Shot with Crossbow

A cat in Dahu Township, Miaoli County survived being shot with a crossbow bolt several days ago, and police said they found no evidence to positively link the shooting with a suspect neighbor. At around 9:00am, August 2, the owner of the cat heard it crying in the living room, and found the cat, “Ginger,” had a crossbow bolt protruding from its left shoulder. The cat was rushed to a veterinarian who removed the crossbow bolt. Fortunately, the weapon had

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200 Dogs Rescued from Animal Purgatory on the eve of Year of the Dog

Animal protection officers rescued 200 dogs and 7 cats from a property in Danshui District after a report was received from the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office personnel acted after the TSPCA proffered photo and video evidence of dogs eating dogs, according to Liberty Times. Inspectors, with the help of a number of veterinarians and animal protection volunteers, visited the property February 6, and found a rat-infested

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Student Sentenced For Killing Cats

Post-graduate student Chen Haoyang (陳皓揚) was sentenced by the Taipei District Court to 10 months prison commuted to a 350,000NTD fine for the killing of two cats. The former National Taiwan University student, from Macao, first came to public attention last year after killing a popular street cat near the university campus. People called the cat 大橘子 (Dajuzi ‘Big Orange’). Chen was charged with animal cruelty offenses after confessing to torturing the cat to death. Both the university and Chen

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Man Throws Dog from Sixth Floor

Around 10pm, Sunday July 26, a man in Keelung City threw a dog from the sixth floor of a building. The dog landed in the middle of the street and died of massive head trauma. Residents placed stools and a red box on one of the stools to avoid the dog being run over by a car, and called animal protection and police authorities. The suspect, fled from the scene but was caught the next day in Taipei on drug

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