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A five-star town for cats

A five-star town for cats

A “cat town” has been established after two years of work in the northern province of Samsun with the aim of giving a healthy and comfortable life to stray cats.

Comment(s) 6/29/2015

China crushes half a tonne of ivory in symbolic gesture

China crushes half a tonne of ivory in symbolic gesture

China destroyed more than six hundred kilograms of ivory in front of media and diplomats May 29, as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks.

Comment(s) 5/29/2015

China displays latest set of panda twins

China displays latest set of panda twins

China has put on display the latest twin pandas born through artificial insemination as part of efforts to boost the numbers of its unofficial national mascot.

Comment(s) 6/24/2015

Poachers kill half of  Mozambique’s elephants

Poachers kill half of Mozambique’s elephants

Nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants have been killed for their ivory.

Comment(s) 5/26/2015

Protesters muzzled at Chinese dog meat festival

Protesters muzzled at Chinese dog meat festival

Campaigners protesting China's annual dog meat festival, which sees thousands of canines butchered and eaten, were forcibly dispersed by unidentified men on June 22 as they attempted to rally outside a government office.

Comment(s) 6/22/2015

Marten cub sent to zoo

Marten cub sent to zoo

A marten cub, which was found by citizens in the courtyard of the Ulu Mosque in the northwestern province of Bursa, has been sent to the Eskişehir Sazova Zoo after its treatment in the veterinary

Comment(s) 5/21/2015

Cankurtar Ankara: How to save a life

Cankurtar Ankara: How to save a life

Cankurtar Ankara is a volunteer group of about fifty of the capital city’s animal lovers. They go to shelters regularly to feed the thousands of animals, mostly dogs, living in horrendous situations, while saving and finding homes for many. You can be part of this team of great hearts, or just help contribute to the cause

Comment(s) 6/8/2015

Dolphin-hunting Japanese town may start farming them on the side

Dolphin-hunting Japanese town may start farming them on the side

A Japanese town notorious for killing dolphins may set up a dolphin breeding farm after zoos and aquariums decided to stop buying their animals caught in the wild, but it has no plans to halt the controversial hunt, its mayor said on May 21.

Comment(s) 5/21/2015

An aquarium love story

An aquarium love story

Home to over 15,000 sea creatures, Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium is currently witnessing a love story that rivals even the most romantic of movies: one of a Pacific Ocean fish named Kadir and his beloved toy.

Comment(s) 6/2/2015

Animal rights group discusses demands with Istanbul municipality

Animal rights group discusses demands with Istanbul municipality

A group of animal activists met for the first time with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality representatives to present their demands about stray animals and newly constructed animal shelters

Comment(s) 5/12/2015

Wounded bear cub treated

Wounded bear cub treated

A bear cub, which fell from rocks in a forest in the northern province of Karabük, is undergoing treatment.

Comment(s) 6/1/2015

Turkish Akbaş dogs’ popularity on the rise

Turkish Akbaş dogs’ popularity on the rise

The popularity of the Turkish native shepherd dog breed called “Akbaş” has increased, said president of the Akbaş Shepherd Dog Conservation and Research Association (AKAD) Erhan Ulutürk, adding that the waiting list for buying an Akbaş was at least five months.

Comment(s) 5/8/2015

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