As demonstrated by the current global health crisis, wildlife consumption and use, including fur animal farming, poses a grave threat to human health, both in China and worldwide.
Author Asia for Animals
As many elephant owners in Asia are left without income from tourism, they are turning to breeding their elephants.
A number of inaccuracies are circulating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can your pets catch and give you the virus? Are pets being killed in China to contain the virus?
People from all corners of the world have had their eyes opened to the health risks and animal welfare concerns of the animal trade, and the world is watching to see what the outcome will be.
While progress is being made on the huge task of reducing demand and promoting veganism, we can also try to give currently living hens better living conditions.
Allowing unskilled volunteers to have contact with orangutans is dangerous for both animals and humans and can have serious negative impacts for orangutans under rehabilitation.
The research, carried out by the Institute for Traffic Medicine, unsurprisingly killed almost half of the pigs used, leaving the others brutally injured and suffering for six hours before dying in pain.
To celebrate Year of the Pig, here are some interesting facts about these cheeky, lovable creatures.
These young elephants are not gifts or symbols, they are living beings with needs, emotions, and desires, none of which would be accommodated in a circus setting, where they will be forced to perform for the financial benefit of Durov Animal Theatre. Asia for Animals Coalition calls on Myanmar to reconsider the transfer in order to protect the elephants’ welfare.
Read AfA Coalition’s letter to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, calling for an end to animal performances at Ancol Dreamworld.
Asia For Animal Coalition’s open letter to Indonesia’s Minister of Environment & Forestry calls for captive animal welfare reform at Badung Zoo, including ending cigarette smoking by orangutans.
Read Asia For Animals’ letter to Chinese politician Du Jiahao, responding to a recent incident of violence against a chained dog by a police officer and calling for change.