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 Foundation has called on the Chinese authorities to look urgently into the possible harmful side-effects of contaminated bear bile sold as a cure-all in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The foundation has also relayed its concerns to the Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health, Dr York Chow, and the World Health Organisation.
A Vietnamese pathologist has expressed grave concerns for the health of both humans and bears after conducting clinical examinations of the damaged gall bladders of three moon bears rescued from bile farms by Animals Asia Foundation.
Animals Asia Foundation turns 10 this August, and to celebrate, the Hong Kong charity will be holding a series of events, starting with the exclusive Hong Kong premiere of the film, "The Fox and the Child", at Palace IFC cinema on 5 August, 2008.
Survivors in Sichuan's earthquake-hit region of Dujiangyiang are lining up to hand over their pet dogs to Animals Asia for safe-keeping until they are back on their feet. The Hong Kong-headquartered charity has set up a receiving station at a local vet clinic and a hotline for pet owners to call.