29 May 2020

China removes dogs from the approved livestock list

China makes dog meat sales illegal.


14 May 2020

Bears rescued on International Nurses Day named in honour of famous nurses from history

On Tuesday 12 May our rescue team was called to a bile farm which was part of a restaurant in Vĩnh Yên city just north of Hanoi, Vietnam. We had been informed by the forest protection department that the farmer who had been keeping the two bears thought one was male and one female. We had conflicting reports about how long the bears had been on the farm but we were fairly sure that they had been held captive for at least 15 years.


12 May 2020

BREAKING: Healing Hearts Rescue underway

We've received a call to rescue these two bears who we believe have been held on a bile farm for at least 15 years. Our rescue team set out from our Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in the early hours of Tuesday morning to Vĩnh Yên city north of Hanoi.


08 May 2020

May is Vet Nurse Awareness Month!

May is Vet Nurse Awareness Month and the Animals Asia Vet teams at the China Bear Rescue Centre (CBRC) and the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre (VBRC) would like to thank all of our volunteer vet nurses who have dedicated their time, skills and passion to help us over the years!


22 April 2020

Their happily ever after begins now - #ThreeBearsRescue

In March Animals Asia was approached by the Nam Dinh Province Forest Protection Department (FPD) to urgently rescue four moon bears who were discovered on an illegal farm. However a small rise in coronavirus cases in Vietnam led to a country-wide lockdown that delayed our chance to rescue these bears. Tragically, during this time one of the four bears on the farm died of unknown causes while the FPD was processing the case leading us to call upon the local FPD ranger’s station to take the remaining three bears into their custody to ensure their safety.


20 April 2020

Their lives have been no fairytale but now it's time for the #ThreeBearsRescue

With Covid-19 travel restrictions within Vietnam lifted slightly, Animals Asia’s rescue team have swung into action to rescue three bears from Nam Dinh province, just over four hours’ drive from their Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao.


17 April 2020

Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale responds to the Netflix documentary Tiger King.

Netflix documentary Tiger King has caused a big stir online, Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale responds to the series.