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Taiwan: Number of people injured in recreational park blaze rises to 516

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Taipei: The number of injured in a recreational water park blaze, caused by large amount of flammable powder explosion in Taiwan on Saturday, swelled to 516 on Sunday morning, authorities said. No death was reported.

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A total of 194 people were severely wounded, with no death reported yet, reported a media outlet citing New Taipei city health bureau.

The fire broke out in Taiwan’s New Taipei city late Saturday at the main stage of a water park, which was having a Colour Play Asia party.

The injured people were rushed to 39 nearby hospitals. (IANS)

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Man from Taiwan Builds Wheelchairs for the Injured and Disabled Dogs

Pan Chieh, a Taiwanese man, uses plastic water pipes and builds wheelchairs for the disabled dogs

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Disabled dogs can walk and run again thanks to Pan Chieh's wheelchair. Wikimedia
  • A pet lover from Taiwan provides disabled dogs with wheelchairs
  • Pan Chieh uses plastic water pipes to make these dogs walk and run again
  • He has been visiting dog owners throughout the country and helping their animals

Taiwan, July 25, 2017: Pan Chieh, a 40-year-old Machine operator in Taiwan uses plastic pipes to build wheelchairs for injured and disabled dogs.

Pan had a personal experience. His friend came across an injured dog and took the dog to the animal hospital. It was learned that the dog could never walk again. But instead of buying a wheelchair at a commercial price, Pan Chieh built the wheelchair himself.

Since then, Pan has dedicated most of his time building wheelchairs for other dogs in need. A commercial wheelchair for dogs is three times the cost of Pan Chieh’s wheelchair which is less than $30 dollars.

Pan uses plastic water pipes to design his wheelchairs. On weekends, Pan and his girlfriend travel around Taiwan visiting injured/ handicapped dog owners. They charge for the travel costs and the material but also do it for free in case a dog has no sponsors.

Speaking to Business Insider, Pan recalled: “The first dog recovered completely after using the wheelchair, which gave me a lot of confidence.”

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Professor at National Taiwan University’s veterinary clinical science, Liu I-li, applauded the effort of the machine operator. The design is great and cost effective. With adjustments like a neck harness, the wheelchair will be great for dogs who will be able to walk and run again.

Pan’s passion after his experience with the stray dog proved to be great for many other animals. The pet lover makes wheelchairs for cats as well.

– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter @Saksham2393

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Taiwan Group in Malaysia Learns About Indian Culture

A group of Taiwan teachers and students visited Indian schools to learn about culture and tradition

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Malaysia, July 14, 2017: A comprehensive cultural show put up by pupils of SJK (T) Effingham in Petaling Jaya introduced twenty guests from Taiwan to Indian culture and traditions.

The program was arranged by a local Buddhist NGO under which four teachers and sixteen students visited the school.

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The cultural exhibition composed of musical performances and cultural exhibition among others, headmaster K.S. Manogar told the daily. The visitors reacted by performing a Taiwanese traditional dance.

Although the distinct aspects of Indian culture can make many Taiwanese feels all at sea, there seems to be a surge that is attracting people toward the South Asian country. Previously, India also launched “Intern India” Program for the Taiwanese students.

– Prepared by a Staff writer at Newsgram

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Taiwan bans Slaughter of Dogs and Cats for Human Consumption

Taiwan's Parliament amended its Animal Protection Act on Tuesday to ban the sale, purchase or eating of cat and dog meat

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Dead dogs. (Representational image). Wikimedia

Taipei, April 13, 2017: Taiwan has banned the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption and increased the penalty for cruelty to animals, according to island’s official Central News Agency (CNA).

Taiwan’s Parliament amended its Animal Protection Act on Tuesday to ban the sale, purchase or eating of cat and dog meat.

Offenders can now be fined between $1,640 and $8,200.

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Violators may also see their names, photos and crimes publicised, the news agency reported.

The amendment also doubled the maximum prison term for animal cruelty to two years and raised the fine up to $65,500 for any act that deliberately harms animals and results in mangled limbs, organ failure or death.

Under the amended Animal Protection Act, the same penalty will apply in cases where dogs, cats or other protected animals are killed.

The new law also bans drivers and motorcycle riders from pulling animals along on a leash, and stipulates a fine of upto $500 for offenders. (IANS)