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10 November 2017

Open letter calls for end to Vietnam’s biggest buffalo fighting festival

As a display of death, injury and extreme animal cruelty, the annual festival negatively affects Vietnamese society and reflects badly abroad.

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09 November 2017

An animal welfare awakening is changing Indonesia forever

Campaigns, exposes and public outcry has led to a string of government moves against cruelty – but plight of dolphins and bears show more to be done.

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07 November 2017

TAKE ACTION: Help Ajib – a traumatised sun bear mother so damaged she behaves like a cub

Sun bear Ajib shows overt signs of psychological damage, but unsuspecting Western tourists think she’s healthy and pay to pose with her.

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06 November 2017

Indonesian government bans brutal boar vs dog fights in rural villages

Officials announce gory blood sport will end following an expose by Animals Asia’s Indonesian partner which garnered wide-ranging support from home and abroad.

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06 November 2017

This brave bear’s mystery seizures are a worry for his carers, but new medication offers hope

Seven years after being rescued from a bile farm, moon bear Sampo’s road to recovery is plagued by recurring fits but his carers are determined to maintain his quality of life.

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03 November 2017

He survived a hellish bile farm, now specialist care is taking away this bear’s pain

Gnawing in vain at the iron bars of his cage on a bile farm left moon bear Oscar with broken teeth, but thanks to a compassionate dentist he is able to savour food again.

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02 November 2017

Bali tourist attraction seeks signal from government to stop sun bear selfies

Forced to respond to global call to end selfies with sun bear mother and cub, Indonesian facility highlights lack of legislation, while government hints at review of current laws.

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01 November 2017

Yes, humans are unique in the animal kingdom, but not superior

For anthropologist Barbara J. King, life is a balance between recognizing human differences and acknowledging the importance of all animals.

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