years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Two young moon bears are set for a very merry, and safe, Christmas in China this year, thanks to the Sichuan Forestry Department, and Animals Asia, the animal welfare organisation that runs the only bear sanctuary in China.
Vets and animal welfare experts from around the world are gathering in Suzhou from 28 to 30 October to discuss the importance of animal welfare in the role of veterinarians in China. The Chinese Veterinary Medical Association’s 3rd China Veterinary Conference features speakers from China, the UK, and Thailand.
Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre faces eviction and relocation following an aggressive campaign against it by the director of Tam Dao National Park, Do Dinh Tien. On Friday 5 October, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) informed Animals Asia that the Ministry of Defence has issued an order to evict the sanctuary operation and its 104 rescued bears.
A campaign to end the cross-border trade of bear bile from China to South Korea is being launched on Wednesday 27 June by Animals Asia and the Korean Animal Welfare Association (KAWA), at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.
Over a thousand doctors in China have signed a pledge not to prescribe bear bile to their patients. The doctors were attending the 8th Shanghai International Forum of Infection Control (SIFIC) which took place in Shandong province.