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23 October 2017

Moon bear bought to dance in a circus thrives in new life

After a lifetime of being locked up, rescued moon bear Bao Lam savours chance to play, eat delicious treats and even sleep in peace as she makes up for lost years.


20 October 2017

One year on, the strongest condemnation of UNESCO’s cruel monkey circus is their own

A year after being alerted to animal abuse at a UNESCO-accredited facility, the UN agency has failed to end the cruelty and finally broke its silence to deny responsibility.


19 October 2017

How bear bile farms leave their victims broken and blind

While extraction techniques vary between Vietnam and China, bile farming in both countries causes unimaginable suffering to thousands of bears.


18 October 2017

Meet the delightful painted teddies saving real life bears from cruelty

For thousands of moon and sun bears trapped in tiny cages, help is coming from an unlikely source – teddy bears.


17 October 2017

Across Asia, moon bears may be “vulnerable” but in Vietnam their plight looks much worse

For almost a decade moon bears have been classified as “vulnerable” in the wild, but has bear bile farming actually pushed them to the edge of extinction in Vietnam?


16 October 2017

Breakthrough for the nervous bear too scared to believe she was truly safe

Life on a bile farm left moon bear Jane with a fear of humans and open spaces but when she stepped outside for the first time, her carers knew the dark days were over.


12 October 2017

For rescued bears, adjusting to life after cruelty requires constant care

Since being rescued from a bear bile farm, nervous moon bears Binh An and Song Be are finding friendship and open space can be challenging too.


10 October 2017

Legendary musician to stage unique London show for Animals Asia

Animals Asia’s newest UK Ambassador, Rick Wakeman will perform alongside artist Maria Rud to help end animal cruelty in Asia.