Plans to build a dolphinarium in Danang, Vietnam are “old fashioned” and would lead to a drop in tourists and investment, making it a suicidal move for the city.
Alongside the moon bears at Animals Asia’s Vietnam sanctuary, there is a growing sun bear community including these two characters – David and Arkte. These small bears – often called “dog bears” in Vietnamese – grow to about half the size of a fully grown moon bear.
Animal welfare charity Animals Asia’s growing influence within China has been recognised by accolades – suggesting its anti-animal cruelty message is being heard.
“When I first saw Franzi, she was in the smallest cage I’d ever seen.” That was from Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson’s recollection of Franzi’s rescue. Along with 18 other moon bears, Franzi was saved from the bear bile trade in late 2002 and taken to Animals Asia’s China sanctuary.
The new senior vet at Animals Asia’s Vietnam sanctuary hit the ground running – playing a key role in the rescue of seven bears in her first week.
If you campaign against the dog meat trade – should you also campaign against chicken, pork and beef industries?
In the fourth segment of a six-part series, Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale looks at why the Asian dog meat trade attracts so much outrage in the rest of the world, and how the debate around the campaign to end it can benefit all animals.
Mausi and Marmite are two of the most senior bears at Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre, so they’ve had plenty of time to work up a grudge.
It’s impossible not to love bear cubs – these beautiful creatures have been doted on by rescuers, carers and Animals Asia supporters from around the world.