30 June 2014

#Moonbearmonday: singing in the rain

Yes, it’s summer time at our Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in the foothills of Tam Dao National Park. And while that means plenty of sun and swimming, it also means plenty of rain.

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30 June 2014

Six reasons for optimism for dog festival protestors

This year the cracks began to show in the annual dog meat eating festival in Yulin, China. When it ultimately did go ahead, it was drastically scaled down and virtually disowned by the local authorities.Here are six reasons for optimism about the festival’s future decline.

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27 June 2014

Local staff key to Animals Asia’s future in China

The changes in the lives of our staff that working for Animals Asia has helped bring about, mirrors wider changes in China. The local animal welfare movement is growing and enjoying increasing success. Our incredible animal ambassadors Wen Yan, Shi Xue Liang and Ai explain.

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27 June 2014

Why Smudge needs love

Taken from her mother at birth and now the only cub on Nanning Bear Farm, gorgeous little Smudge is in desperate need of tender loving care and great big dollops of quality time.

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24 June 2014

How to avoid animal cruelty on your travels

If you’re counting the days until your summer holiday then it’s also worth brushing up on the animal welfare issues wherever you are headed. Jess Vyvyan-Robinson reminds that it’s a holiday from the stresses and strains of daily life – not from our responsibilities to animals.

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23 June 2014

#Moonbearmonday: friendship is the best medicine

These two beautiful bears giving what looks like an adorable moon bear hug to each other – left us pondering the importance of friendship to their recovery from the horrors of bile farming

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23 June 2014

Moon bears feature in rock video

Legendary Guns and Roses drummer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Award-winning musician and now Animals Asia Ambassador, Matt Sorum has released a track dedicated to giving a voice to bile-farmed moon bears and abused animals around the world.

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19 June 2014

Animals, empathy and the moral issues that divide us

Dave Neale, Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director, shares his thoughts on seeing animals as equals as opposed to being here purely for our personal benefit.

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