From the first cat cafe in the Balkans to the promise of animal rights in Lebanon -- animals in the headlines around...
"This festival belongs to the people, and no one has the right to stop it"
Nem Thuong Village asks outsiders to stop meddling and pledges to leave its tradition as is.
But scholars say one should not quickly judge an unfamiliar cultural tradition without knowing its history.
Smugglers try to cater to unabating demand for cat meat, still considered a delicacy in some northern provinces.
Elephant captivity has been banned since 1985, but old ones are still exploited till their last breath.
Animal rights activists protested plans to put down the Spanish dog exposed to Ebola.