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Offbeat  (tags: China, Chinese government, Buddhists, Buddhism, Dalai Lama )

- 3900 days ago -
China has officially entered the godgame. The government there has imposed a law that forbids Buddhists in Chinese-controlled Tibet from reincarnating without official permission.
Bears, Big Cats Routinely Suffer in Chinese Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Animal Welfare Group Says! Video!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, zoos, China, suffering )

- 2814 days ago -
Performing animals in Chinese zoos and parks are often trained using abusive practices, including routine beatings, and are housed in inadequate shelters, according to a report by a Hong Kong-based animal welfare group released Monday.
You Want Side of Rice Go With Steamed Crap?
Offbeat  (tags: China, Beijing, food, menus, restaurants, unusual names, Olympics, tourists, tourism, Chinese food )

- 3889 days ago -
Predictable but hilarious - the Beijing Tourism Bureau is cracking down on unusual names for foods on menus in restaurants in order not to frighten off the tourists who come for next year's Olympics.
Get Out Your Flyswatters
Offbeat  (tags: China, flies, insect infestation, bounty, weird )

- 3940 days ago -
A suburb of Beijing has put out a bounty onflies, despite the feeling of many that paying the equivalent of 7 cents US per dead fly is not the answer to the infestation.
China Cracks Down on Abuse at Animal Parks
Offbeat  (tags: china, investigation, wildlife, animal parks, animal cruelty licences revoked )

- 2673 days ago -
China has stripped the licences of seven animal parks and ordered more than 50 others to crack down on abusive practices after inspections revealed a host of violations, state media said Wednesday.
Fossils of World's Oldest Tiger Found in China .
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, fossils, discovery, China )

- 2324 days ago -
Scientists have discovered what they believe is the oldest ever extinct species of tiger which lived in what is now northwestern China more than two million years ago.
China's Groundbreaking Animal Protection Law
Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, laws, China, environment, wildlife, pets )

- 2947 days ago -
With the draft of China's first animal protection law in the works, change is on the way for animals. Introduced last year, the groundbreaking law includes basic legal protection for wildlife, companion animals, animals in labs, animals who are
Law Change Is Good News for China's Moon Bears
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, laws, China, bears )

- 1459 days ago -
Animals Asia welcomes the closing of legal loophole in China which should ensure greater protection for wild Asiatic black bears - better known as moon bears.
China's Gay Penguins Are Given Baby Chick To Raise
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, gay, baby, chick, china, animals, bizarre, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, photos, protection, unusual, wildlife )

- 2330 days ago -
Just weeks after the planned separation of two Toronto-based "gay" penguins for mating purposes sparked a global outcry, another same-sex avian couple is in the news -- ironically for chick-rearing reasons once again.
China Zoos Asked to Apologize Over Tiger Abuse Caught on Video
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, China, abuse )

- 1807 days ago -
video and photos of tigers being abused in a pair of incidents during China's May Day holiday have caused public condemnation, prompting apologies and promises that such incidents would not
More Than 1,100 Dogs Rescued In China From Dinner Table
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, China, animals, rescue, good news, happy news, animals, bizarre, ethics, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures, unusual, protection )

- 2285 days ago -
BEIJING - Call it a Chinese New Year miracle. Earlier this week more than 1,100 dogs destined for the slaughterhouse in Chongqing were saved from an ignoble ending by a pet-loving Good Samaritan.
Investigation: China Covertly Condones Trade in Tiger Skins and Bones
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, China )

- 1882 days ago -
Trade in big cats like tigers may be illegal around the world, but that doesn't stop the animals and their parts from winding up on the wildlife black market. Just 3,500 or so wild tigers live today, but since 2000 the carcasses and skins
Domesticated Chinese Pigs' Ancestory Goes Back at Least 8,000 Years
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pigs, China )

- 2922 days ago -
Today's pigs in China have a pedigree dating back at least 8,000 years to some of the first domesticated swine, scientists say. The finding provides a more detailed picture about the history of animal husbandry and shows that pigs may have been tamed in
See How You Like It! Moment a Performing Monkey Got Its Revenge on His Cruel Trainer
Offbeat  (tags: street man, china, abused performing monkeys, revenge, attacked )

- 2661 days ago -
A cruel street performer who whipped his monkeys got the shock of his life when one of the animals turned on him. The incident happened when the man and his performing monkeys were putting on a show on a street in Nanchang, capital of southern China's
China Crushes Six Tons of Ivory
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, ivory, China, destroyed )

- 1569 days ago -
Officials in Guangzhou destroy confiscated ivory tusks and carvings in a bid to raise awareness of elephant poaching

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