Animals Asia Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale discusses why animal cruelty persists worldwide regardless of a country’s level of development.
Despite pleas from Vietnam’s Government to stop “violent and superstitious festivals” and the widespread condemnation of Vietnamese people - local authorities have announced they intend to continue to hold the Nem Thuong Pig Slaughter festival.
It’s hard to imagine anything cuter than a baby bear – each time a cub arrives at an Animals Asia sanctuary it’s cause for excitement - but it’s also a tragedy.
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.