30 October 2019

Today is the fourth anniversary of Hercules John’s rescue and with it the end of bear bile farming in Quang Ninh province in Vietnam

Four years ago today bear bile farming ended in Quang Ninh, Vietnam. The rescue of Hercules John marked the end of a series of rescues carried out over six months, with a total of 33 bears rescued. Quang Ninh had previously been a hotspot for bile farming as well as welcoming domestic and international tourists to its farms.


25 October 2019

China Bear Rescue Centre receives a Specialist Ophthalmology Visit by Dr Claudia Hartley

China Bear Rescue Centre Resident Veterinary Surgeon Rachel Sanki gives us a play-by-play account of the recent eye health checks on some special bears.


23 October 2019

A week of pain management education will reduce suffering in Chinese veterinary practices

On Monday evening 16 September, the China Bear Rescue Centre’s Senior Vet Surgeon, Emily “Eddie” Drayton and Senior Vet Support Manager, Wen Yan, began a week long veterinary training tour.


16 October 2019

Emergency Bear Rescue from an Illegal Farm in Tam Duong

“Tuan” the Bear Becomes 210th Bear Rescued by Animals Asia in Vietnam.


09 October 2019

Dr Dog Programme Going Strong in China

Since January a whopping 64 new Dr Dogs have qualified for our team of canine consultants in Hong Kong, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Nanning. One of the most recent recruits to join the ranks of the 1000+ Dr Dogs who have passed the rigorous entrance examinations is Pizza, who was certified in Guangzhou city in China a fortnight ago.


07 October 2019

Vietnamese-American TV and film star and entrepreneur Maggie Q returns to Vietnam to visit our Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre

Maggie Q adopts and names a bear and pledges to help Animals Asia bring all of Vietnam’s bile bears to sanctuary by 2022.


04 October 2019

#WorldAnimalDay: To save the planet, we need to change the way we teach our children about animals

In a world that is becoming increasingly fragile, it is easy to feel lost in what to do next to protect our environment, our children and the animals and plants that share our planet.


26 September 2019

ACPA helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs following the largest ever bust of a dog theft ring by Vietnamese police

After a tip off to local authorities in Thanh Hoa Province (150km south of Hanoi) on September 15, 2019, police successfully carried out the largest ever bust of a dog theft ring, resulting in the seizure of 51 dogs. However, police struggled to care for the confiscated dogs, so the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA), of which Animals Asia is a member, stepped in to offer assistance.