Animal welfare

‘Cat town’ offers pleasant moments for felines

A "cat town" established on a 20-acre plot in the Black Sea province of Samsun is home to dozens of stray cats in the city.

Cats spend their time, eat and play in the cat town, located in an animal care center for helpless and unattended cats.

As the town's number of cats has increased to 150, works are continuing to double the town's size.

German Scientists: Four-Month Old Ravens As Smart as Chimps

A German study gives new meaning to the term "bird brain," showing that ravens are as smart as some of our closest ancestors, reports DPA.

Scientists from the University of Osnabrück in Germany and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology compared the physical and social cognitive skills of ravens with those of chimpanzees and orangutans.

Over 3,000 people applied for adoption of animals kept in poor conditions

More than 3,000 people have applied for the adoption of 77 dogs and six cats that were seized on the grounds that they were kept in poor conditions for commercial purposes in Ankara's Keçiören district.

The animals whose vocal cords were removed to prevent them from making noise and were kept in poor conditions in cages have been sent to Keçiören Municipality Animal Shelter.

Another incident of animal abuse emerges in Psatha

In yet another incident tarnishing Greece's image when it comes to animal cruelty, two stray puppies died and one is in critical condition after they were brutally assaulted by an unknown assailant in the town of Psatha in western Attica, the Megara Animal Welfare Association said on Thursday.

An autopsy by a veterinarian revealed the two died of internal bleeding.

Hunger for attention reason for torment to animals: Expert

A debate has stirred on the necessity of a new animal rights law and the sanctions imposed on those who torment animals after a man in the Black Sea province of Samsun cut off the front limbs of his dog following his neighbor who broke the dog's legs as a punishment for attacking his poultry.

Mexican Zoo - Refuge for Animals During the Pandemic

- Kira, the tiger -

Kira, a two and a half year-old tiger, arrived at a zoo in Mexico's northeast in April after her owner could no longer feed her due to the coronavirus-induced economic collapse.

The imposing 130-kilogram tigress was sedated and transported in a cage by truck to her new home in Culiacan zoo in Sinaloa state.

Number of abandoned animals increases in Turkey amid virus

Pet adoption rates have decreased by 90 percent in Turkey, as people have confined themselves to their houses.

While there has been a pet adoption boom in some countries such as the U.S., U.K. and Australia in times of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an opposite trend in Turkey, with much fewer people wanting to adopt pets.

Camera traps snap photos from wildlife

Camera traps placed in a national park in the western Black Sea province of Düzce have recorded the daily lives of animals living in their natural habitats.

The General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks shared the images of wildlife going on in the forests.

The images also included species such as the endangered lynx and the red deer.