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Village in Switzerland Says Law Allows It to Kill Dogs Whose Owners Don't Pay Pet Tax
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, taxes, Switzerland, pets, death )

- 1782 days ago -
A Swiss village has found a drastic way to compel dog holders to pay their pet's annual tax: cough up, or the dog gets it
Lawyers for Animals? Swiss Voters Weigh New Proposal With Big Implications for Animal-Rights Movement
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, lawyers, laws, Switzerland, protection )

- 2108 days ago -
Voters will decide in a March 7 poll whether every canton (state) should be required to appoint an animal lawyer to represent the interests of pets and farm animals in court -- in effect a dedicated public prosecutor for dogs, cats and other vertebrates
Legal Rights for Animals: Will Switzerland Remain Neutral?
Animals  (tags: animals, animalrights, environment, Switzerland, protection )

- 2120 days ago -
Next month, Swiss voters will decide whether domesticated animals should get lawyers. If a referendum passes, each district will appoint a public defender for animals. And not just companion animals; farm animals would have a right to legal
Baby Hippo Won't Be Fed to Tigers, Zoo Says
Animals  (tags: switzerland, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, hippos, baby hippo, will not be fed to tigers, endangered, extinction, humans, protection )

- 2450 days ago -
Swiss zoo rejects reports that lack of space meant baby hippo's doom BASEL, Switzerland - A Swiss zoo on Friday rejected suggestions that a baby hippopotamus could be killed and fed to the big cats because of lack of space. Basel Zoo said hippo Faras
Shooting of Wayward Bear Sparks Criticism
Animals  (tags: brown bears, Switzerland, animals, AnimalWelfare, killed, environment, habitat, endangered, extinction, wildanimals, wildlife, protection )

- 2782 days ago -
Animal and environmental protection groups have strongly criticised the shooting dead of the "problem" brown bear JJ3 in eastern Switzerland on Monday. WWF said it was considering legal action in the case, while Italian organisations called the killing
Swiss Kill One of Last Two Wild Bears
Animals  (tags: bears, Switzerland, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, killed, protection, endangered, extinction, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 2783 days ago -
One of two wild bears in Switzerland has been shot and killed on government orders because it had lost its fear of humans, officials said Tuesday. Environmental organizations expressed dismay, but government officials said they had no choice.
Stop Swiss Cats From Being Turned Into Coats and Hats! Sign Petition!!
Animals  (tags: cats, Switzerland, fur, animals, AnimalWelfare, killed )

- 2794 days ago -
This petition is calling for a ban on hunting Swiss cats and preparing and exporting cat skins in Switzerland. According to the Swiss association SOS Chats, tens of thousands of cats are killed in Switzerland each year, for their fur. Furthermore, it may
A Push to Stop Swiss Cats From Being Turned Into Coats and Hats - New York Times
Animals  (tags: pets, switzerland, cats, skin, cruel, europe, hats, coats, sos chats, EU, hunting, fur, domestic, feral, cat )

- 2796 days ago -
Had just one of her cats disappeared last October, Isabelle Nydegger would simply have assumed it had lost its way in the nearby forest or been attacked by a dog or wild animal. But first Zeus, a 2-year-old black tabby, vanished. A few days later it was

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