To you it could be an innocent “flutter” to them it could be the last thing they do.
Elephants ruled by the bullhook can eventually snap and kill. Why must captors insist on cruelty when more humane methods could save their own lives asks Dave Neale, Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director.
It started with a letter to oppose the ritual slaughter of a pig as part of a Vietnamese Lunar New Year tradition - it ended with Vietnam’s government clamping down on ALL cruel festivals.
The Rumble in the Jungle, The Thriller in Manilla - they’ve got nothing on what we’re calling - The Row in Tam Dao.
Every letter typed on this keyboard, every second it takes to tell the story of individual bears is a second too long for these majestic animals who are in agony on the farms.
Rescued from a bile farm in a very sick state - vets feared the worst and a Chinese superstar made a dash to be at her bedside - now fit and healthy Xuan Xuan is a very happy bear.
When a seeing dog was stolen from a blind man in China it made international headlines but millions more - stolen each year by the dog meat trade - are less high profile.