17 November 2014

November 12 declared annual Oliver’s Day

Animal welfare charity Animals Asia has announced it will mark November 12 each year as Oliver’s Day – following the death of inspirational brown bear Oliver.


14 November 2014

Natural impulses say autumn is ripe for feasting

With Chengdu on the verge of winter, the bears have spent the autumn months feasting on a special diet of calorie-rich foods that will see them through hibernation.


13 November 2014

RIP Oliver – the bear who inspired a movement

Oliver, a bear who survived 30 years in a Chinese bear bile farm cage before being dramatically rescued, has died at Animals Asia’s Chengdu Bear Rescue Centre.


12 November 2014

What next for the bears of Halong Bay?

In light of reports that bear bile farming has ended in tourist hotspot Halong Bay, Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen talks about the future challenges for the area.


11 November 2014

Chinese charities tell government “We can help"

Authorities and animal lovers in China have come together to try and stem incidents of dog cruelty that have made headlines at home and abroad.


10 November 2014

#Moonbearmonday: moon bear siesta!

“Dormir como oso” as they say in Spain - sleep like a bear. One trip to Animals Asia’s Vietnam bear sanctuary is enough to convince anyone of the validity of this Spanish phrase.


07 November 2014

Don’t legitimise dog meat trade – stop it!

Today’s dog meat industries in Vietnam and China are completely unregulated and raising serious health issues along with shocking cases of violent criminality. But calling for the industry to be regulated misses the point. It can only ever be criminal. That’s why we remain steadfast in the view that the only viable solution is to make the industry illegal.


06 November 2014

New bear houses open for Vietnam’s rescued bears

Four new enclosures with a capacity of up to 80 bears opened by Animals Asia in Vietnam to house bears rescued from Vietnam’s bear bile industry.