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).
Fourteen bears have been rescued from the bear bile trade in Vietnam and transported to the Animals Asia Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao, near Hanoi. The bears show significant health problems including missing and maimed limbs, indicating they may have been trapped in the wild.
Over 100 dogs, including 30 therapy dogs, gathered at Victoria Peak this morning alongside an array of dog-lovers, to walk for harmony between humans and animals. The walk started at Lugard Road on the Peak at 10am, and followed the Hong Kong Trail.
Animal welfare groups from Chengdu, China have intercepted a truck in Zi Gong City, Sichuan Province containing approximately 800 caged dogs destined for the famous dog-eating region of Guangxi, Guilin.
Hong Kong dogs have today been recognised at Animals Asia’s Dog Devotion Awards. The awards give public recognition to the achievement of outstanding dogs within the Hong Kong community, who have shown courage and given comfort to help people in need.
Eleven high-profile international animal welfare organisations have today written to Dr Robert Wang, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Beijing to express deep concern over the rodeo events that are due to take place at the national stadium during the Chinese national day holidays in October.
Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has found.
Jill Robinson MBE, Founder and CEO of Animals Asia, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Zurich, it was announced today. Ms Robinson was honoured by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in recognition of her work on animal welfare issues in Asia.
A motorcycle adventurer travelling from Hong Kong to Brisbane through 10 countries along the way, has visited Animals Asia&rsquos Vietnam Moon Bear Rescue Centre today to learn more about bear bile farming, and to draw attention to the issue.
Celebrity chef, Simon Bryant, appears in a new TV ad to bring attention to the cruel treatment of millions of cats and dogs in China. As part of his role as Australian Ambassador for Animals Asia, Bryant, from the successful ABC TV show, "The Cook and The Chef" and former Hilton Executive Chef of eight years, appears in a community service announcement (CSA) to be released in March 2011.
China’s ban on animal performances in zoos comes into effect today (Tuesday 18th January). To assist zoos in transitioning to the new rules, Animals Asia Foundation is releasing a report detailing a series of recommendations on how zoos can provide a rewarding experience for visitors, care for former performing animals, and create employment opportunities for performing-animal staff.