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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Animal welfare group criticizes gov't oversight
Animal welfare activists said yesterday there is a wide discrepancy between the official government census and their own count of Taiwan venues featuring animal shows.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Injured hippo dies, zoo owners fined NT$500,000
The injured hippo that has held the attention of many in Taiwan was pronounced dead yesterday morning by veterinarians, and its recreational farm owners were fined NT$500,000 and may face up to a year behind bars.
The inauguration of the National Taichung Theater in November was the most important arts and culture news story of 2014, according to an annual poll.
Monday, December 29, 2014
A hippopotamus, who was injured after it jumped from a moving truck on Friday, is recovering swiftly in its new habitat at a fish farm in Taichung's Dachia District, the animal's caretakers said.
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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Newly elected Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) visited Taichung's Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office in Nantun (動物之家南屯園區訪察) yesterday and stated that more effort must be placed on increased animal protection.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Cabinet Deputy Secretary-General Hsiao Chia-chi (蕭家淇) announced yesterday that he will be running in the Taichung lawmaker by-election after a position was left vacant by former lawmaker Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍).
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A public market in Taichung, central Taiwan, has been offering free food to the disadvantaged over the past three months and the Taichung City Government is hoping that the example will inspire more markets to join the cause.
Taichung police on Dec. 2 cracked down a pigeon race gambling club in the central city, arresting two suspects and seized property owned by the club, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Changhua District Court sentenced the leader of the religious group Ri Yue Ming Gong's (日月明功) Chen Chiau-ming (陳巧明) to 13 years in prison for the death of 17-year-old Changhua student Chan Chun-yu (詹淳寓), who was abused and starved to death on the cult's compound.
Cult leader sentenced to 13 years over death of student
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday since October, a specially modified van parks at designated locations to offer a unique service: showers for the central city's homeless.
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