Apr 20, 2015

Teacher admits to burying baby cats alive in Chiba

Police said Monday they have filed charges with prosecutors against a 36-year-old senior high school teacher for burying kittens alive at his school in Chiba Prefecture last month in violation of the animal protection law. The man admitted burying five newborn kittens, four of ...

Felines rule on Ehime's Cat Island

Mar 5, 2015

Felines rule on Ehime's Cat Island

by Chris Meyers

An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village where they outnumber the humans 6 to 1. Originally introduced to Aoshima to deal with mice that plagued fishermen’s boats, ...

Jan 30, 2015

Thousands of live cats from China seized in Vietnam: police

Thousands of live cats destined “for consumption” have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance. Cat meat, known locally as “little tiger,” is an increasingly popular delicacy in Vietnam, and although ...