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).
Whilst Animals Asia applauds the worldwide increase in the use of Traditional Medicine, we are increasingly concerned about the negative impact that this increased popularity is having on the world's animal species. Numerous wild and endangered species have seen their numbers drastically reduced as a direct result of the trade and many species now face the same fate as the rhino, tiger and bear, which have become critically endangered due to commercial utilisation of their parts.
All animal species utilised in the Traditional Medicine trade are potential victims of suffering - and these animals can only really be saved once the demand for their parts ends.
The answer lies in working with practitioners of Traditional Medicine to source, prescribe and promote the abundant and effective herbal alternatives to animals.
Animals Asia is working towards harmonising Traditional Medicine with animal welfare, by encouraging the replacement of all animal parts in medicines. As doctors worldwide join together in reducing and replacing animal species with herbs and synthetics, there is the potential for saving literally millions of animals' lives each year. At the same time, we will also inevitably move closer towards phasing out a cruel and unregulated animal trade, whilst elevating the reputation of Traditional Medicine to be valuable, desirable...and "cruelty free".
For specific details of our work to end the use of bear bile in Traditional Chinese Medicine click here.