Animals Asia
01/20/2017 at 16:01. Facebook
We started this week with a #MoonBearMonday featuring wrestling - one of the ways bears help to build up their fitness, strength and trust after being rescued from the bile industry ([ Bit.ly Link ]. So what better way of ending it with a Friday smile than watching this footage from the vaults of Taurus and Shima wrestling over who gets to stretch out in the hammock?

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Animals Asia
01/20/2017 at 13:37. Facebook
A lifetime on bars left moon bear Xuan Xuan's paws in a terrible condition. But today, thanks to a healthy diet and a natural enclosure, they are back to normal - soft and pain-free - as they are meant to be.

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Animals Asia
01/20/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
For Animals Asia rescue teams, hideously damaged bear paws is all part of the job. It is a near certainty that animals rescued from the bile industry will be suffering from dry paws which have painfully cracked.

It's just one of the many ways never walking on grass, inadequate nutrition, generally poor body condition and dehydration cause suffering for bears on farms.

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Animals Asia
01/20/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
The contrast between the paws of bears' suffering on farms and those living on sanctuaries is so stark.

These broken paws have become a symbol of bile farm cruelty

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yesterday at 09:25. Facebook
Following reports of starving sun bears at Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo, Animals Asia has been overwhelmed with requests for updates – here’s how we are helping, and you can too.

Sun bears starving in Indonesia – act now to help them

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Animals Asia
01/18/2017 at 08:55. Facebook
For nearly a decade, Tina has been committed to helping bears saved from the bile trade. Every day she acts as the bridge between Chinese and foreign staff, making each is able do what is necessary for the welfare of the bears. Thank you for everything you've done Tina. #MoonBearHero

Sanctuary Stars: Her voice provides a bridge between east and west

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Animals Asia
01/17/2017 at 07:25. Facebook
Juniper has been blind for years, and after incurable eye ulcers became swollen, scarred and sore, vets had to remove an eye to stop the pain. The good news is surgery went well. Wishing Juniper a speedy recovery.

Blind bile farm bear free from pain after eye surgery

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Animals Asia
01/16/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
For bears rescued from bile farm cruelty, learning to trust each other is a huge part of their rehabilitation. And there is no surer way for them to show their trust and friendship than with a gentle wrestle.

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Animals Asia
01/16/2017 at 07:03. Facebook
Nothing makes a day special like seeing rescued bears overcoming fear to wrestle happily together.

Follow the link for video and images to warm your heart.

Wrestling bears show true trust returns when suffering ends

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Animals Asia
01/15/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Animals Asia is recruiting a Resident Veterinary Surgeon for our Chengdu sanctuary in China. We know it's somebody's dream job - help us find them!

Full job details here: [ Animalsasia.org Link ]
Animals Asia
01/15/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Animals Asia is recruiting a Veterinary Nurse for our Chengdu sanctuary in China. We know it's somebody's dream job - help us find them!

Full job details here: [ Animalsasia.org Link ]
Animals Asia
01/14/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
With just a few weeks to go until Lunar New Year, all eyes are on the Nem Thuong Pig Slaughter Festival.

The festival's animal cruelty was brought to the attention of the public via an Animals Asia campaign in 2013 which saw 30,000 animal lovers sign a petition asking local authorities to end the event.

Despite public condemnation and instructions from central government to end the gory...
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Vietnamese government determined to tone down blood-thirsty festivals - VnExpress International

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Animals Asia
01/14/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Animals Asia is recruiting two vet nurses and a resident veterinary surgeon for our Chengdu sanctuary in China. We know these are dream jobs for somebody - help us find them!

Full job details here:
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What is it like to work in Animals Asia's vet teams?

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Animals Asia
01/14/2017 at 03:01. Facebook
Inspirational work from young people in Hong Kong - via the Hong Kong Animals Asia Support Group page.
Animals Asia
01/13/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Animals Asia
01/13/2017 at 10:10. Facebook
Vietnam's elephants are in very real danger of becoming extinct in the near future, but last ditch efforts are underway to save the species.

At a conference in Dak Lak this week, Animals Asia's Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale spoke about how animal welfare is part of last ditch efforts to save this magnificent animal.

Read the full story here: [ Animalsasia.org Link ]
Animals Asia
01/13/2017 at 07:20. Facebook
The threat of extinction is real, but tangible steps are being taken to try to ensure the unthinkable doesn't become reality.

Vietnam seizing final chance to save last elephants from extinction

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A tragic loss. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

A hero is gone: In memory of Meghan Ambrozevich-Blair

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Flashback to summer 2013 - Holly and Wang Cai had arrived as young bears the previous winter and were growing up to be quite a handful. Mindful of their youthful energy and love of tree climbing, their carers put Uncle Baobe in their enclosure to keep an eye on them.

They ran rings round this poor babysitter but Baobe taught these tearaways - orphaned from a young age - a few ursine life...
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"As long as eating dogs is legal – the violence, killing, criminality and social unrest we have seen over the years will continue. The only way to stop the circle of violence is to end the industry. Ironically it may be we’ll see an end to dog meat eating as a way to protect humans, not dogs."
Animals Asia Vietnam Director, Tuan Bendixsen

Dog thief sentenced to death as dog meat crimes spiral

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