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).
Moon bear rescue centre hosts local delegates - 26 Oct.2011
In October 2011 Animals Asia hosted a two-day workshop for animal managers and veterinarians from zoos and safari parks across China to share our animal management and veterinary experience and knowledge to help improve the welfare of captive animals in China.
Co-ordinated by Animal welfare officer, Lisa Yang and delivered by Animals Asia's vets, bear managers, bear team supervisors, bear horticulture team, bear workers, translators and education teams, the workshop was a great success.
Attending animal managers and veterinarians gained a wealth of knowledge to put into practice back at their zoos to improve the lives of the animals they are responsible for. In addition, the delegates shared experiences and information between themselves which will help to build positive relationships between individuals to further improve the lives of captive animals in China.
Developing a positive working relationship with captive animal facilities across China is encouraging further improvements in veterinary standards, enclosure design and enrichment for animals within participating zoo. The aim of the workshop was to demonstrate how an integrated animal management and veterinary care approach is essential to meet the physical and behavioural needs of captive animals.
We will continue to liaise with the participating zoos and the China Association of Zoological Gardens in the development of management protocols which provide advice, support and training for captive animal establishments to meet the welfare needs of the animals they house.