For 150 million Chinese waiting for a lift will no longer be wasted seconds - instead they’ll be played a quick animal welfare message.
Hanoi Zoo’s animal circus has quietly closed following years of collaborative animal welfare programmes with Animals Asia. Today we say “thank you” and ask you to take a moment to do the same.
Two pigs were slaughtered at the Nem Thuong Festival after being cruelly tied down and paraded through the town - the only concession to the public outcry being a private execution.
Quantock must have thought he’d die in that cage - but one day a taste of honey was the first hint his hell would soon be over.
It’s worth remembering that money is behind most animal cruelty – it’s business and business is always looking for new markets.
When Sam and Simon were rescued from a tiny, dark room and even tinier cages on Ba Mun Island in Vietnam’s Halong Bay, they were both in bad shape.
The Year of the Monkey may be dawning in Asia but so long as animal performance continues to be accepted - it could be a torrid year for captive primates.