Experimental animals
Professor YehLih-seng has been teaching Small Animal Surgery Skills and Laboratory, a required course for the senior veterinary students at National Taiwan University (NTU), for many years. This course aims to familiarize students with the procedures of sterilization and surgical skills for small animal surgery. Students are required to learn suturing, injecting, and how to use and maintain surgical equipment. In addition, some commonly performed surgery, such as neutering and those regarding gastrointestinal tracts, eyes, ears, salivary glands, bladders, kidneys, chests, and bones, is also included.
Experimental animals
LCA has held several learning courses for the teachers. We find that many teachers believe that being capable of animal dissection is needed to become a doctor. With this myth and the low popularity of alternatives for animal use in education, it is not surprised that many teachers don’t know they have other choices than using live-animals. That’s why we published “Re-envisioning Animal Use in Education : Alternatives(在教育中看見動物福祉─動物實驗替代方案)” in 2016.
Wild animals
The Taipei City Animal Protection Office received information from the Council of Agriculture; working together with the National Police Agency found 142 ivory products and 7 hawksbills turtle products on 4 March, all of which were confiscated on the spot due to the violation against the Wildlife Conservation Act.   
Wild animals
Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday has advocated the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day on Facebook, claiming that the meaning of the day is to contemplate the relationship between human and the environment, and citing Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar acceptance speech that “Let us not take this planet for granted.  “
Wild animals
Conservation group calls for full ban on ivory trade SAVE THE ELEPHANTS: Taiwan set an example by banning rhino horns and should show its leadership by doing the same with ivory, the EIA’s Allan Thornton said
Companion animals
Stray animals to get stay of execution
Animal entertainment
Animal Protection Act Amendment: Protection of performing animals and aggravation of animal abuse penalties Submitted by Yu-Ling Lin Translated by Amber Gong
Experimental animals
BILATERAL SUPPORT:Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Ting Shou-chung drew unanimous backing with the move, though an FDA official expressed concern
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