Taiwan activists, police scuffle over killings of strays
TAIPEI (AFP) - Dozens of Taiwanese animal rights activists scuffled with the police today in a protest against the widespread practice of killing stray animals, mainly dogs and cats.
Supporters of the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals waived placards and chanted slogans to "stop the abuse and killing" as they rallied outside the agriculture ministry.
The protesters threatened to throw dog excrement on the ministry's facade, but instead ended up scattering ritual paper money for the deceased.
After a confrontation with the police, two of the activists were taken away by officers.