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Boycotts not our way

We are getting a lot of queries about how Animals Asia is using the Olympics to highlight the suffering of animals in China. This is an issue we have given much thought to and have been discussing for some time. We have been working on the ground in China for over 20 years and we believe we know what works and what doesn't. In our view, boycotts and "aggressive" protests simply don't work - in fact they can work against us.

We show the suffering and abuse and we state the animals' case - but we are where we are today because we work with the authorities and local communities, not against them. Of course we also work with over 150 Chinese staff and with literally hundreds of thousands of animal lovers supporting our aims - this is a proud and non political time for them all. 

If you'd like to learn more about our thought on this issue, please go to our position paper.

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