Donald Trump hotel gets 45% cut of expected take from Big Dog Ranch Rescue fundraiser for dogs to be brought from China PALM BEACH, Florida––Does anyone really believe former U.S. president Donald Trump just happened to show up at a fundraiser for Big Dog Ranch Rescue, organized by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, held in his […]
The minks’ jinx: is COVID-19 an exploited species’ revenge?
Dutch disclose second case of mink-to-human COVID-19 transmission WAGENINGEN, the Netherlands; WUHAN, China––“A second case has become known on one of the infected mink farms where, most likely, SARS-CoV-2 [COVID-19]passed from mink to human,” Dutch minister of health Hugo DeYoung and minister of agriculture Carola Schouten jointly advised the Dutch parliament on May 25, 2020. […]
China: Stopping dog trucks is the easy part. Saving dogs is harder.
Some dogs die from their ordeal, but more than 80% are saved GUANGZHOU, China––The hardest part of rescuing a truckload of suspected stolen dogs en route to slaughter in Guangzhou, China on June 19, 2017 had only just began when the cages of dogs were unloaded. The cargo, initially believed to be about 800 […]
Rumored Yulin dog meat festival cancellation still unconfirmed
Global media frenzy overlooks lack of official notice from China YULIN, China––Chinese media, including those that usually publicize government announcements, had through May 20, 2017 remained conspicuously silent about a purported week-long suspension of dog meat sales said to have been introduced in Yulin, China coinciding with the annual Yulin Lychee & Dog-Eating Festival. The […]
Two furors bring China draft standards for lab animals
Lab animal standards are step toward Chinese national animal welfare act BEIJING, China––A brief public comment period on draft animal welfare and ethics standards for Chinese laboratories closed on March 20, 2016. The draft standards were released soon after two furors erupted over the use of lab animals in China. Medical university dog use “In […]
Chinese activists thwart Canadian hope of selling seal meat to China
Trade deal “largely thwarted by animal rights activists” HALIFAX, Nova Scotia––Canadian fisheries minister Gail Shea admitted on the eve of the April 14 opening of the 2014 Atlantic Canada seal hunt that “a trade agreement to sell Canadian seal meat in China announced more than three years ago has been […]