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).
Anne has always loved being around animals but it was after feeling completely helpless when she saw a street dog with matted fur and conjunctivitis while travelling through Mexico in 1994 that she decided she wanted to do something to help neglected animals overseas.
On her return to Australia she began working in the not-for-profit sector gaining valuable experience in fundraising and events management. Five years later she began working for the NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (WIRES) as Publicity Officer and then WSPA Australia as Campaigns and Publicity Coordinator, finally achieving her goal to work in international animal welfare. Anne joined Animals Asia in May 2003 as the Australian Representative and now holds the position of Director.
She lives in Sydney with her husband, two children and two dogs and in addition to her 15 years experience in the not-for-profit sector, she holds a degree in public relations and a Certificate in Direct Marketing from ADMA.