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Here’s how your everyday purchases and web browsing can save animals

03 January 2019

Mandela playing with Possum and Dick

Partnerships with Savoo and Amazon Smile mean everybody can now donate real money to Animals Asia, without spending a penny.

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.

But this support doesn’t just help the bears. Animals Asia also works to end the cruel cat and dog meat industries which claim millions of lives a year, and to improve the welfare for thousands of animals in captive facilities such as zoos and safari parks all across Asia.

Here’s how you can end cruelty – for free!

Savoo Vouchers

Savoo is a discount voucher site – similar to Groupon or Itison – but with the added bonus that each voucher also helps charities.

All you have to do is visit www.savoo.co.uk and choose Animals Asia as your charity and then whenever you use a free discount voucher from the site, up to 50% of the commission will be donated to animals in need.

Savoo Search

We all make dozens of internet searches every day, and now each search can donate 1p to Animals Asia. If we all do it, that adds up to a lot of extra health checks for the bears! And for the first three months of 2019, all searches by Animals Asia supporters will be doubled! Here’s how:

Step 1:

Go to www.savoo.co.uk/charities

Step 2:

Type “Animals Asia” into the search bar and click “support this charity”

Step 3:

Register your email address, then go to your email inbox and “confirm registration” in the email sent by customercare@email2.savoo.co.uk

Step 4:

You’ve done it! Now any search performed from www.savoo.co.uk/charities/search.html will donate real money to Animals Asia!

Step 6 (optional):

Set Savoo as your default search engine in Google Chrome by  right clicking on the search bar and selecting “Edit search engines”. Then just search for Savoo and select “Make default”.

Amazon Smile

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

Step 1:

Type smile.amazon.com (use the relevant address for your country - .co.uk 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 amazon.com 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 Amazon will result in life-giving donations being sent to Animals Asia. Thanks to you, thousands of animals will lead better lives, free from cruelty.

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