Owners may be tempted to bypass the cost and bureaucracy of border controls but illegal operators are only interested in money and will likely sacrifice the welfare of the animals to save their own skin.
Zoos are cruel, so is riding an elephant, and pets should be part of the family. It’s time we all stopped to think about the misery our behaviour inflicts at home and abroad.
Southeast Asian city is a trailblazer for country in adopting more humane ways of handling strays, while self-ruled island has a no-kill policy.
From smaller small bite-sized problems, to major global concerns, trying to make a difference is a laudable trait in someone, we shouldn’t criticise those wanting to make our planet a better place to live.
For years, reptiles that slithered close to humans would be delivered by ‘snake kings’ to authorities and might languish in boxes for days, but newly licensed catchers are putting them back into the wild almost right away.
Drive has sparked online rumours of alleged dog culling, with most respondents in an online survey opposing the move and blaming owners for such attacks.
About 80 per cent agree blanket ban on some exotics such as yellow-crested cockatoos, green iguanas and alligator snapping turtles needed.
Mainland social media is up in arms after video footage emerged of a man’s violent attack on his girlfriend’s pet dog, sparking an online discussion about the lack of pet protection laws in China.
Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, which documented Japan’s brutal dolphin hunting, caused Hong Kong marine biologist Taison Chang Kai-tai to leave the animal captivity industry and instead fight against it.
The Thai royal family gave the animal as a gift to Sri Lanka’s government in 2001, but it has been mistreated and has a long-neglected injury, an activist group says.
Readers discuss the three-month jail sentence given in a case where a child died, political cartoons in a democratic society, the gap in animal protection in mainland China, and the outrage over wild boar kills in Hong Kong.
An advertisement put up by an animal rights group outside a seaside fish and chip shop has ruffled some people’s feathers.
Authorities raided Wu Siyuan’s Yau Ma Tei shop after media reports indicated he was selling cat meat from Kaiping in Guangdong province.
The proposal by a deputy to the National People’s Congress would close a long-standing loophole in animal cruelty laws.
Nguyen Duc Tai transported 10 tonnes of rhino horns, elephant tusks, pangolin scales and lion bones from S Africa and Nigeria to Vietnam in 2021 and 2022.
Staff at Yau Ma Tei store to be prosecuted after raid by officials found cat meat for sale.
China’s controversial zero-Covid policy claims unexpected victims, with one private zoo in the country’s east turning to live streams and animal adoptions to stay afloat.
Growing demand in the US, Asia and Europe is contributing to the decline of turtle and tortoise species; poaching is ‘getting ruthless’, wildlife experts say.
Beijing’s crackdowns lead to drop in Chinese trafficking activities, but demand for illegal animal products ‘shows no signs of abating’, says wildlife organisation.
The owner of a corgi in China who allows the dog to roam near an offal eatery was shocked by its ballooning weight and is taking drastic measures to tighten the canine’s belt – attaching a threatening Post-it note to its coat.
A pet goat in China has become an online star after a video of him following his owner around, chasing the family cat and dog, and trying to eat everything he sees, goes viral.
Rutin chickens, a cross between a quail and a partridge, are the latest must-have companion for pet lovers in China where they are prized for their cute appearance and egg production.
The death of a celebrity male Pallas’s cat at a zoo in China has prompted an investigation into the management of the captive breeding programme it was a part of as millions mourn online the cute, plump feline.
A Chinese man who shot to fame on social media after he began a journey on horseback from Europe to China has been accused of abusing the animal and been questioned by Dutch police.
A viral video in China showed a woman pushing a Labrador dog out of a window during a fight with her husband, causing outrage in the country.
A boy in China has gone viral after he convinced his parents not to slaughter a sheep they bought and keep it as a pet instead.
A dog owner in China is devastated after the man she trusted to adopt her pet turned out to be a scammer who tried to extort money from her by threatening to have the animal killed.
Police in China rescue nearly 150 cats, believed to be pets, stolen by criminals who used live sparrows to lure them into a remote-controlled trap and intended for sale to meat traders.
A devoted owner of a chronically ill dog in China has spent a small fortune keeping him alive, with the latest expense a cross-country trip to get the best available care after he developed paralysis.
An art teacher in China wins US$6,100 in compensation from company that fired her after students saw her cat on camera during a remote class online and someone complained.