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Taiwan's Cat Village Is a Tourist Draw and a Local Headache
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Taiwan, village )

Jeri
- 51 days ago - asia.nikkei.com
The cats are fine. It's the people taking and dropping them off that are the problem
Taiwan's Cat Heaven Disturbed By Unscrupulous Visitors
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Taiwan, village )

Jeri
- 60 days ago - asia.nikkei.com
The town of Houtong in northern Taiwan is known as cat village, where the cat population of 200 is roughly double that of the human population.
Victory!!! Taiwan Bans Cosmetics Animal Testing
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, ban, Taiwan )

Anna
- 543 days ago - hsi.org
Taiwan has joined the growing global momentum to end cosmetics cruelty today with passage of legislation to end cosmetics animal testing. The bill, proposed by Legislators Wang YuMin and Zhuang Rui Xiong, amends TaiwanâEUR(TM)s Control for Cosmetic Hygiene Act
Bird Photography By John & Fish
Offbeat  (tags: birds, animals, photographing, beauty, nature, taiwan, arts, culture, humans, off-beat, photos, pictures, world, unusual )

Lone
- 1064 days ago - ba-bamail.com
This brother and sister duo have been photographing birds since 2006. Amazed by the beauty of nature, they began taking pictures of the birds of Taiwan
Taiwan Plane Careens Into River After Take-Off, Killing 23
Offbeat  (tags: plane crash, taiwan, 23 killed )

Angie
- 1172 days ago - msn.com
A TransAsia Airways (6702.TW) plane with 58 passengers and crew on board careered into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing 23 people and leaving 20 missing, officials said.
TransAsia Airways: Dramatic Video Shows Plane Moments Before Deadly Crash
Offbeat  (tags: Trans-Asia Airways, airplane, Taiwan )

Sheryl
- 1172 days ago - usatoday.com
Dramatic dashcam footage in Taiwan shows a TransAsia Airways plane scraping past a major highway moments before it careened into a shallow river, killing at least 26 people.
Taiwan to Tighten Laws Banning Shark Fin Hunting
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Trequl
- 2463 days ago - mnn.com
Taiwan, one of the world's major shark catchers, announced plans on Sunday to tighten measures against hunting the ocean predator for its fin..
Charity Knows No Limit When Disaster Strikes
Offbeat  (tags: help, ho food, disaster, tsunami, Japan, Taiwan, needy, volunteer, Tzu Chi Foundation, Buddhist charity organisation, evacuees )

Naoko
- 2586 days ago - asahi.com
Mako Hayashi was immediately on the phone, frantic to find a community where hot food was needed. She planned to deliver stir-fried vermicelli rice noodles and "mabodofu" tofu in chilli-spiced sauce to needy people.
Animals Victory: Taiwan Stops Selling Seal Products
Offbeat  (tags: animal victory, canadian seals, stop selling seal oil products, taiwan, animal advocates )

Simone
- 2690 days ago - bikyamasr.com
Animal rights campaigners achieved victory this week as the two leading retailers in Taiwan said they would stop selling seal oil products. The move came after a campaign by animal rights activists to protect Canadian seals.
Animal Rights Alliance Launched
Offbeat  (tags: taiwan, animal rights alliance, launching, animal advocates, animal protection )

Simone
- 2756 days ago - taipeitimes.com
Dozens of animal rights activists coordinated through the Internet launched the Animal Protection Policy Watch Alliance yesterday, calling on mayoral and councilor candidates taking part in next month's special municipality elections to promise better
Newly Discovered Crab Resembles Strawberries
Offbeat  (tags: discovery, crab, taiwan, resembles strawberry, unusual )

Simone
- 3026 days ago - ecoworldly.com
Marine biologist Ho Ping-ho spotted two colorful crabs off the coast of Taiwan last June. Along with a team of researchers, Ho, Assistant Professor at National Taiwan Ocean University, found the female crabs off the coast near Kenting National Park.
   

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