Here’s how to make your Christmas Shopping count for the animals this Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond

27 November 2019

Mara (left) playing with Mausi (right) in their enclosure, VBRC

When you shop online, your purchases can automatically give a donation to Animals Asia at no extra cost to you!

Since being founded in 1998, Animals Asia has rescued more than 600 bears – mostly from the bile industry in China and Vietnam. But for each of these long-suffering bears, the story doesn’t end there.

Each rescue is a solemn promise to look after that bear for the rest of his or her life. With moon and sun bears capable of living up to 30 years, this is a huge commitment but one we make unflinchingly every time.

We can do so, only thanks to thousands of compassionate people around the world who refuse to turn their backs on cruelty. It’s this support which has freed hundreds of bears from unimaginable cruelty on bear bile farms and given them decades of happy living in purpose-built sanctuaries.

You can help give a little extra this Christmas – for free!

Thanks to sites like Amazon Smile and Give as you Live, now everyone can be part of ending animal cruelty without spending anything extra. And with massive deals on for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there’s no better time to get signed up & make your online shopping count!

Give as You Live

We’ve been partnered with Give as You Live for over a decade, and our supporters have raised over a whopping £11,500 in that time! 

With offers & discounts from over 4,300 retailers – you can earn donations with almost every purchase you make online – sign up & choose Animals Asia as your chosen charity today – and make every purchase count. 

Amazon Smile 

By shopping on Amazon Smile, 0.5% of everything you spend on will be donated to Animals Asia, every single time. 

All you need to do is go to and choose Animals Asia as your chosen charity and watch the pennies roll in! 

Here’s how it works:

Step 1:

Type (use the relevant address for your country - for the UK, .de for Germany or .fr for France) into your web search. This page will come up:

Step 2:

Type in your usual Amazon login details.

Step 3:

Simply type Animals Asia into the search box and when the option appears, press “select”.

Step 4:

Tick the box and remember to ALWAYS type “smile” before when you shop online.

Step 5 (optional):

If you use Google Chrome as your web browser, you will also be given the option to download an app called “Amazon Assistant” which will ensure you are always taken to Amazon Smile rather than the main Amazon page.

You’ve done it! Now everything you buy on will result in a small donation being sent to Animals Asia. 

Unfortunately, Amazon Smile is not yet available in Australia and New Zealand, but when it is we’ll be sure to let you know.