Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals across Asia. We promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change.
The Animals Asia team has been rescuing bears since 1994 and is the only organisation with a bear sanctuary in China and Vietnam. Our founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, Dr.med.vet. h.c., Hon LLD, is widely recognised as the world’s leading expert on the cruel bear bile industry, having campaigned against it since 1993.
Our work focuses on three major programmes:
End Bear Bile Farming
Animals Asia works to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears – mainly moon bears but also sun bears and brown bears – kept on bile farms in China, and around 2,400 in Vietnam.
Cat and Dog Welfare
Animals Asia works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China, and collaborates with governments and NGO’s to improve the welfare of companion animals and promote humane population management.
Captive Animal Welfare
Animals Asia campaigns for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Southeast Asia, and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.