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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Dog Takes Care of Monkey Business on University Campus

The Formosan Macaque is a wily beast who brazenly steals food. His behavior can be quite intimidating´╝î and in the south of Taiwan he is the enemy of farmers, who sometimes resort to lethal means in order to protect their crops. At Sun Yat-sen University on the outskirts of Kaohsiung City, the campus is surrounded by forests, and the macaque has learned that a student’s breakfast or lunch can make for easy pickings. Around 5 years ago campus guards befriended

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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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