Cruelty to animals
The cruel PR grab at Meixin Red Wine Town, a theme park, drew outrage in China as well as abroad.
"I am committed to making our country the best place in the world for the care and protection of animals," Gove said.
The pictures were taken by Made In Chelsea star Tabitha Willett.
A male kangaroo at the same zoo was injured after a brick chunk was thrown at him.
Labour continues to take the lead on animal welfare issues
The League Against Cruel Sports is recommending a number of amendments which would tighten the loopholes
Change starts slowly in any well-established industry, but the foundations of support for animal experiments are crumbling. For the animals enduring this suffering, change is coming at last.
From May 5th, Animals Asia will convert a bear bile farm in Nanning, China, into a sanctuary following a request by the farm to rescue and care for its 130 bears. Mr Yan Shaohong, General Manager of the bear farm, has described the decision as one fuelled by the desire for the company to get out of the increasingly unpopular and ultimately unprofitable industry.
The benefits for animals are very significant - anyone who is aware of the infamous Draize Eye test that forces shampoo into rabbits' eyes over several days will appreciate that change was overdue, especially as the non-animal alternative tests often have a better predictive value for actual human reactions.
Three zoo workers have been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after an elephant was allegedly