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Leaked cable: Incognito U.S. diplomat probed China tiger farm

WASHINGTON — A US diplomat disguised himself as a Korean tourist to probe a tiger farm in China where he voiced alarm at conditions that included whippings of the endangered big cats, a leaked memo said. An internal US diplomatic cable, released by the activist anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, questioned the…

Facing medical torture, Chinese bear reportedly kills cub, then self

Ever wonder if animals are intelligent? Consider this story from the Chinese press, which has been reporting this week on the strange case of a mother bear who broke free of her captors, strangled her cub, then killed herself, all to avoid a life of medical torture. In Chinese traditional…