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06.01.12

NTUC Fairprice, says no to shark fin products

In an unprecedented move, Singapore's largest supermarket chain, NTUC Fairprice, with a network of more than 230 outlets, has promised to remove shark fin products from its inventory by the first quarter of 2012.
06.01.12

Better to 'cull' antisocial habits

In response to Thursday's (22nd December 2011) article on "Bird nuisance at hawker centres", Dr Tan Chek Wee shares voices out his opinion on the whole issue. A much needed level headed opinion? In times when culling seems like the ideal easiest approach, this is most probably the most sensible thing we've heard.
06.01.12

ACRES needs your help to "save the World's Saddest Dolphins"

On 27 May 2011, ACRES delivered on that promise with the launch of the "Save the World's Saddest Dolphins" campaign, which aims to create awareness about the plight of the dolphins through music videos, hence urging people to take action through their own video petitions. The campaign goes beyond highlighting the plight of the dolphins in captivity, being trained and prepped for their eventual life at RWS.
05.12.11

Online scams get into pet business

Online scams are getting into the pet business, according to a woman who said on Friday when she was almost scammed. While searching online to buy a kitten, she chanced upon an advertisement selling cats.
05.12.11

Hundreds of Orangutans Killed Annually for Meat

People are eating orangutans to extinction in Indonesia, a new study says.
13.07.11

Moves to promote animal welfare in Singapore

In a bid to encourage responsible pet ownership, a task force has been established to review pet ownership policies. A Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme has been put in place to control the population of stray cats, as an alternative to culling.
05.07.11

Puppy pegged on clothesline sends netizens into a fit

A look at this picture is enough to send netizens and animal activists into a fit of anger. A Filipino teen uploaded a picture of a puppy pegged to a clothes line, intending it as a joke but those who saw it were outraged at this act of cruelty.
05.07.11

Groomer pierces and sells kittens

Pet groomer pierces kittens to achieve a gothic look and sells them off online, causing outrage among netizens and animal activists.
13.06.11

Dramatic standoff raises debate over animals

While dog meat is still considered a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, more young Chinese are shunning such exotic cuisine and are embracing these canines as companions instead.
13.06.11

Following one-child policy comes one-dog policy

After many years of resigning themselves to a single child policy, Chinese residents in Shanghai now have to deal with a recently implemented one-dog policy. This moves comes after an increase in pet abandoning incidences, complaints from non-animal enthusiasts, as well as the soiling of public places.