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).
Large numbers of dogs and cats are raised for food in many Asian countries including China, Vietnam and Korea. Estimates suggest that in China alone over 15 million dogs and 4 million cats may be killed and eaten each year.
The raising and transporting of dogs and cats to markets causes severe suffering and often death. For the many millions that make it to live animal markets the cruelty inflicted upon them is often deliberate, with slaughter methods designed to intensify and prolong the suffering.
Dogs and cats suffer a lingering, violent death as they are either bludgeoned over the head, stabbed in the neck or groin, hanged, electrocuted or thrown conscious into drums of boiling water.
What we are doing
Working in partnership with animal lovers across China, Animals Asia is changing people’s perceptions of dogs and cats, showing dogs and cats as loyal, loving companions.
Through regular investigations of animals markets we provide information on the current ways dogs and cats are being slaughtered for food. Using this knowledge we are empowering animal protection groups to stand up against the dog and cat meat industry and raising awareness of the cruelty of this barbaric trade.
Through our educational activities in partnership with Chinese welfare groups we are proving that dogs and cats are our friends and not food. For more details on our action against dog and cat eating click here.
How you can help
Donate towards our
Sign our to encourage the Chinese government to legislate against the killing of dogs and cats for food
Write a letter: Animals Asia never underestimates the power of the written word, and while a single letter or email may not seem like much, the collective expression of many people's opinions can help bring about real change.
We urge you to do all that you can to encourage the Chinese Government to ban the consumption of dogs and cats nationwide. Please write a polite letter to the Chinese Ambassador and send it to the main embassy address in your country. Embassy addresses can be found here.