15 September 2015

Vietnam’s youth put importance of animal protection ahead of freedom of speech and the environment

A report into the opinions and habits of Vietnam’s 13-21 year olds has revealed they care more deeply about animals than freedom of speech and the environment.


14 September 2015

Trafficked as a cub – you won't believe how happy Ricky is now in the sunshine

Our Vietnam sanctuary may be in the tropics but winter is still coming, and Ricky's determined to soak up all the remaining sun between then and now.


11 September 2015

Chapter 4 – the one where the first bear arrived

When Animals Asia established its first bear rescue centre in China in the year 2000, it's hard to imagine the nervousness of founder Jill Robinson and her team. Because only bears can show you if a bear sanctuary is fit for purpose.


10 September 2015

Why this Chinese mall is refusing to use animals to sell

Animals in adverts and even in stores have become increasingly prevalent in China as outlets opt to use our furry friends as a sales gimmick. However, one Chinese mall is determined to buck the trend – agreeing that animals should be in the wild, not in TV studios or shops.


09 September 2015

Are animals less important than humans?

In the first of a six-part series, Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale discusses how humans assign value to animals.


08 September 2015

Rescuers who refused to give up finally bring Honey bear home

Rescuers, turned away on a first attempt to save a moon bear, returned to finish the job and finally bring beautiful Honey home.


07 September 2015

Rescued bear needed one simple toy to make her afternoon perfect

Moon bear Mara has grown up at our Vietnam sanctuary having arrived in 2007 as a cub. She knows all the best toys and where the best treats are hidden - and best of all, she has never known the horror of a bear bile farm.


04 September 2015

Chapter 3 - the one where a new Vietnam sanctuary is opened

In 2005, the numbers of bears Vietnamese bile farms was increasing. To close down farms, the bears needed a place to go - somewhere safe, somewhere with people to care for them. But no such place existed.