SoKor granting legal status to animals to tackle abuse

Reuters 08/20/2021

South Korea is one of a handful of countries to recognize animals as beings, with a right to protection, enhanced welfare and respect for life. The push for the amendment comes as the number of animal abuse…

USC Senior High School students mount art exhibit in celebration of Animal Rights Week

PR 06/22/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines –After more than a year of silence, the USC Senior High School Art and Design students in the South Campus finally opens their annual art exhibit dubbed “HULAGWAY ‘21” on June 23, Wednesday,…

71kg of waste found in stray Indian cow’s stomach

03/04/2021

Indian vets have extracted 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds) of plastic, nails and other garbage from a pregnant cow, but both the animal and her baby died. The case has highlighted the country’s twin problems of pollution and…

A fur-parent’s guide to minimize infection carried by pets

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 07/08/2020

Mandaue City, Cebu–It’s no secret that pet ownership can have health, emotional, and social benefits. However, our household pets can be carriers of infection that is transmittable to us humans. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),…

Macaque attack: humans try to take back Thai city from monkeys

06/26/2020

Lopburi, Thailand—Residents barricaded indoors, rival gang fights and no-go zones for humans. Welcome to Lopburi, an ancient Thai city overrun by monkeys super-charged on junk food, whose population is growing out of control. Pointing to the overhead…

How some animals play key roles in helping the ecosystem

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 06/09/2020

Many of the environmental problems that are plaguing Earth right now is caused by various activities created by humans and it’s affecting all life forms on our planet. As the earth, its ecosystems, and its creatures are all…

IRO starts online campaign #ibrakeforanimals

Immae Lachica 05/30/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—A local organization has started an online campaign to encourage motorists to always step on their brakes when they see a passing dog. The Island Rescue Organization (IRO), a non-profit organization that rescues stray…

IRO looking for 120 more pledgers to help care for their rescued animals

Immae Lachica 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A non-profit organization in Cebu, which rescues stray and abandoned animals, are looking for pledgers to help them support the needs of the animals in their shelter. Island Rescue Organization, Inc, (IRO) has a…

Help save the Philippines’ endangered animals before they go extinct

Rhobie A. Ruaya, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Did you know that elephants, rhinoceros, and giant tortoises once roamed the northeastern region of Cagayan Valley? Tigers were also said to have existed in the ridges of Palawan. Aside from its rich…

Virus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals

02/15/2020

BEIJING — China cracked down on the sale of exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked to markets selling live animals. The germ turned out to be a coronavirus that caused…

Things you need to consider before adopting a dog or a cat

Immae Lachica 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Adopt don’t shop. This is a phrase that has been going around to raise awareness on giving rescued dogs and cats a home to live in. But before adopting these lovely creatures, one should…

3 simple things you can do to protect animals this Earth Day

Marc Cosep 04/21/2019

We are constantly bombarded with reminders that our planet and the species living here are in trouble. There are melting ice caps, toxic chemicals in the air, pesticides in out food, and species going extinct… yep, theses…

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