With the holidays just around the corner, most of us are settling into the Christmas shopping routine – and looking forward to those few days away from the pressures and strains of our normal lives.
This year, Animals Asia has been busy – preparing the healthiest snacks known to bears, fighting for the proper treatment of all of Asia’s animals, and waiting for the funny things bear cub Murphy will do next.
Recently, the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association have announced that they are drafting the country’s first welfare standards for the farming and slaughter of livestock and poultry. The standards, set to be published in June 2016, will not be mandatory – but they will be developed with the support of 30 leading animal farming businesses in China.
10 acts of kindness that saved Tuffy – the dog who was scalded with boiling water and thrown from a balcony
At the age of just six weeks, Tuffy received the worst abuse we’ve seen a dog endure. But he recovered, and over the past months has grown into a happy and healthy dog. His recovery was helped by the following acts of kindness – which changed a story of cruelty into one of hope.
Boiled alive and thrown off a balcony – this is how a miracle (and miracle workers) saved a brave dog named Tuffy
As a six-week-old puppy, Tuffy had the shock of his young life – having a pot of boiling water thrown on him for chewing on his former owner’s cell phone.
A balding moon bear called Kay, who had been imprisoned for years in a tiny cage in Vietnam – while suffering painful bile extractions – is set for an eye operation.