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).
Animals Asia does not support the use of animals in experiments in principle, believing the deliberate infliction of suffering on sentient animals, not for their benefit, to be wrong. Animals Asia encourages supporters to seek out “cruelty-free” products endorsed by internationally recognised quality marks such as the “leaping bunny” symbol.
Animals Asia challenges the need to use animals in the testing of medicinal products. Animals make inappropriate models for the testing of products designed for human use. Animals Asia supports the development of testing methods and legislation for medicinal products which promote the use of non-animal alternatives, which reduce the numbers of animals used, which reduce the need for repeated tests, and which improve the welfare of animals used, provided these methods form part of the process towards the cessation of the use of animals in testing. Animals Asia recognises that the production of many veterinary medicines will have involved the use of animals at some stage; we cannot change what has happened historically, and it would not be responsible to refuse to use existing medicines for the animals in our care.
Animals Asia will work with and support those organisations which are working to create a world free from animal experimentation and will use our expertise and knowledge, where appropriate, to encourage the development and implementation of humane alternatives to animal testing.