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Emaciated, missing limbs, some near blind, others with open wounds, all starving – these are the animal collateral of Vietnam’s cruel bear bile industry.

Help us force the farmer who profited for years from these poor bears to hand them over to Animals Asia for urgent medical care and rehabilitation.

Sign the petition and ask the Vietnamese government to remove the bears from the farm so Animals Asia can give them the care they deserve.


We believe the bears of Cau Trang Farm in Halong Bay have suffered enough.  Please intervene and allow Animals Asia to rescue them. Then they can start their rehabilitation and live out their years in a sanctuary with all the care they deserve.

Vietnam has made great strides in defeating bear bile farming.  As demand for bear bile dwindles we believe we must all do what we can to help the victims of the trade and ensure the bears suffer no more.

Any subsequent delays could further endanger the lives of these very sick bears.  We urge a swift, humane resolution to this problem.

Thank You.

Dr Tuan Bendixsen,
Animals Asia Vietnam Director


Animals Asia was founded in 1998 and is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam.







Indonesia / England: After a Year Inside a Chicken Cage, a Baby Orangutan Gets a Second Chance.



After a Year Inside a Chicken Cage, a Baby Orangutan Gets a Second Chance


Kept as a pet in Ketapang, Indonesia, the undersize ape was given only condensed milk for the first 10 months of his life.

January 24, 2015 By Kristina Bravo

Kristina Bravo is Assistant Editor at TakePart.

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Budi the orangutan had a rough start on life, but thanks to an animal rescue group in Indonesia, things are looking up.

The ape arrived at an orangutan rescue center in Borneo, Indonesia, in December. His former owners, who kept him as a pet in a chicken cage, had called the authorities after he became sick.

“The owner said that she was afraid to give Budi any fruits and thought that giving condensed milk would be sufficient,” Ayu Handayani, a veterinarian for the International Animal Rescue, said in a statement.

It took the rescue team 10 hours by boat and road to bring Budi to IAR’s rescue center, where he was found to be suffering from severe malnutrition and anemia. The lack of protein in his diet also made his body swell up with fluid.

Budi is old enough to climb trees, according to IAR program director Karmele Sanchez, but he can’t fully move his limbs and can only sit up for short periods.

“We cannot even imagine how much pain this small baby has suffered,” said Sanchez. “His eyes fill with tears every time he’s moved by the doctors, and he screams in pain. It’s really amazing that Budi has been able to survive this long.”

Endemic in Borneo, orangutan populations have plummeted over 50 percent during the past six decades. The clearing of swaths of trees for palm plantations has forced many orangutans toward developed areas, where they’re hunted for meat or in retaliation for destroying crops. When their mothers are caught (female orangutans are known to share a strong bond with their young), the babies are often kept or sold as pets.

While the species’ fate depends on consumers worldwide—half the products found in American grocery store aisles contain palm oil—Budi’s rescuers are optimistic.

“With good nutrition, supplements, and therapy from the medical team, we hope he will continue to improve,” said Sanchez.

To read more on Budi’s progress, and to make a donation to help with keeping Budi progressing, go to:

International Animal Rescue – UK Office – Headquarters


Lime House
Regency Close
East Sussex, TN22 1DS


Telephone: 01825 767688

Serbia: Time is very much running out and funds are short – PLEASE we need to get this sorted !

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Serbia; URGENT NEED HELP FOR 16 DOGS !!!!!! | Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)// // //

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Time is very much running out and funds are short – PLEASE we need to get this sorted !   







Vietnam: Cats Intended for Eating Saved from Truck in Vietnam — Tell Authorities Not to Kill Them!

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Breaking News – 2047hrs UK time 5/2/15

Demand justice for thousands of seized cats in Vietnam buried alive!

New petition Link:

Update #1 February 4, 2015 full update ▾

Hanoi officials have now announced that the cats were crushed to death before burrial.

The 3 tonnes of cats, still in their bamboo cages, were crushed with a truck. The officials claimed they did this to stop the spread of disease.

About this Petition

Last week, authorities in Hanoi intercepted thousands of live cats (three tons) that were illegally smuggled in from China for human consumption.

While it is illegal to consume cats in Vietnam, the underground cat meat trade is big business. Every week, thousands of cats are smuggled into the country for human consumption. Regulations mandate that all smuggled goods confiscated by authorities must be destroyed. However, animal protection organizations were urging Hanoi officials to turn the cats over to them instead.

Unfortunately, this heartfelt plea fell on deaf ears. On February 2, 2015, police forces announced that all cats have been buried. It is unknown whether the cats were killed before being buried or not. Hunter Shaffer, Chief Investigative Officer with the Global Conservation Group says they are disappointed with the actions of the Vietnam government.

Because authorities do not have the resources to humanely euthanize all the cats, Shaffer says police likely buried the cats alive. The group also wrote an open letter to the Vietnam Ambassador in the United States condemning their actions.

In the year 2015, this type of animal abuse on such a large scale is simply unacceptable. Please sign and share this important petition urging authorities to change their animal handling policies to prevent another tragedy from occurring again.

Vietnam U.S. Embassy:

Phone Number:(202) 861-0737
Email Address:


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Cats Intended for Eating Saved from Truck in Vietnam —

Tell Authorities Not to Kill Them!

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Cat meat, known in Vietnam as “little tiger,” is officially banned in the country.

However, it’s increasingly becoming a delicacy in the country. Authorities recently seized a truck full of thousands of cats destined “for consumption” in the country, which were being smuggled from China. The story seems unbelievable, but was reported by the well-established AFP wire service.

A police officer said that according to Vietnamese law, smuggled goods will be “destroyed.

Please sign the petition to ask the Hanoi Police Department to ensure the cats are sent to a shelter or sanctuary and are not killed!

These cats are living beings. They deserve a good life, and shouldn’t be treated as any other smuggled good, but rather with care and affection.

Sign the petition to help save the lives of these cats!

Thank you.

USA: Woman Drowns Puppy In Airport Toilet – Petition and 2 Others.

Please sign the petition and urge the authorities to treat this case with the

Woman drowned puppy in airport toilet after not being allowed to go on board with animal!

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Workers from Nebraska airport refused to let a woman board the plane with a three-week old puppy concealed in one of her bags.

So the woman went to a nearby bathroom and drowned the pooch in the toilet bowl.

56-year-old Cynthia Anderson was immediately book and charged.

Evidence suggests the woman first tried to board a plane two days before with three puppies that did not have a cage; she was denied access on board. Two of the dogs where turned over to her parents, so the woman returned to the airport with the remaining one, hidden in a carry-on bag. After being denied on board yet again, she decided to drown the Doberman puppy.

The puppy was taken to the Humane Society, where it was discovered that the puppy had significant amount of water in one of its lungs.

Please sign the petition and urge the authorities to treat this case with the utmost importance and apply the maximum penalty available, in addition to a ban on owning dogs ever again. This woman is nothing but a danger to every pet nearby and has to be punished accordingly for her deeds.

Help make sure this woman will receive a stiff jail term!



End Bobcat Trapping in California

author: Center for Biological Diversity

target: California Fish and Game Commission


Over the past few years, a rising demand for bobcat pelts in China and Russia has driven up fur prices and caused a boom in bobcat trapping in California. As a result, trappers have been targeting the boundaries of national parks — luring the cats out of these safe havens and into their deadly snares and cages.

Fortunately California’s legislature passed the Bobcat Protection Act of 2013 to protect our parks and wildlife from such commercial exploits. And yet the problem continues because trapping continues in other parts of the state, and because the law has yet to be truly enforced.

The California Fish and Game Commission is tasked with this rulemaking, and one option it is now seriously considering is a statewide ban on all bobcat trapping. But the commission will only choose that option if they hear loud and clear that we value our wildlife alive — not trapped, killed, skinned and exported to be worn as fur coats in Moscow or Beijing.

Take action — urge the commission to protect these ecologically important California natives by banning all bobcat trapping throughout the state.


Save Injured Elephant

Target: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s administrator Kevin Shea

Goal: Stop forcing an injured elephant to perform circus acts that endanger her health.

An elephant named Nosey is being forced to perform week after week for the Liebel Family Circus, despite her crippling injuries and numerous complaints made to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Nosey is beginning to show signs of severe arthritis and needs to be taken off the road immediately.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been investigating the situation and even met with USDA officials, but the officials dismissed PETA’s concerns without even checking on Nosey first. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s administrator, Kevin Shea, refused to enforce the Animal Welfare Act to protect Nosey, despite admitting that he was not familiar with her situation.

More than 160,000 people wrote to the USDA to demand that they take action to protect Nosey, in addition to PETA submitting their own documentation stating the horrible condition that Nosey is in. Despite all of this, the USDA’s only response was to say that it is “not [the agency’s] job” to physically examine animals.

Nosey needs proper treatment in order to get better and she will only get worse by being continually pushed to perform circus acts. Please sign the petition below to force the USDA to take action and protect Nosey.


Dear Mr. Shea,

I am writing to urge you to take action and save the circus elephant named Nosey from suffering worse injuries, by taking her off the road and by revoking the license of the Liebel Family Circus. Nosey is currently being pushed too hard and being forced to ignore her crippling injuries that will only get worse with time.

It is disheartening to hear that you dismissed the complaints of over 160,000 people, and PETA’s documentation stating the severity of Nosey’s injuries. These are not issues to be taken lightly and the Animal Welfare Act must be enforced in this situation. It is unethical to make circus animals perform even when they are healthy, but to force an animal to perform under duress is extremely unethical. The Liebel Family Circus needs to have their license revoked for such irresponsible behavior, otherwise this sets a dangerous precedent for other circus’s to push their animals to the limit for a profit.

Please do the right thing and address the situation accordingly. Nosey does not deserve to be pushed to such limits and needs to be taken off the road.









Global: Latest News From The Animal Food and Farm Industry.

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Minnesota Hen Slaughter Exposé: Birds Abused, Scalded Alive Daily

Investigation Is First in Nation of “Spent” Egg-Laying Hen Slaughter Plant

Author/Organization: Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Year: 2015

Where: United States of America

Eurogroup welcomes importation ban of horsemeat from Mexico

The European Commission has banned the importation of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO), which identified significant traceability problems with horses slaughtered for export to the EU that had originated in Mexico and the United States.

Author/Organization: Eurogroup for Animals

Year: 2014

Where: Mexico, United States of America

Final report of an audit carried out in the United Kingdom from 29 April to 09 May 2014 in order to evaluate the animal welfare controls in place at slaughter and during related operations

This report describes the outcome of a Food and Veterinary Office audit in the United Kingdom from 29 April to 9 May 2014 to evaluate the effectiveness of controls in ensuring animals are spared any avoidable pain, distress or suffering during their killing and related operations, as required by Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009. The report concludes that Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 is not yet being implemented in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, there are good official controls to ensure that in the main animals are spared any avoidable pain, distress or suffering during their killing and related operations, and Competent Authorities are developing tools and procedures to adapt the system of official controls to the requirements of the mentioned Regulation. Business operators, especially the large ones who are bound by industry standards, do ensure standards of animal welfare which are largely equivalent to the Regulation. The main animal welfare problem is that poultry is slaughtered after passing through an electric waterbath stunner using parameters below those prescribed in the Regulation. This happened because new requirements were not yet enforced by competent authorities and because official veterinarians did not correctly understand how this equipment worked. In addition, this slaughter was as prescribed by a religious rite which could derogate from pre slaughter stunning. The Competent Authority indicated its intention to address this problem when implementing the Regulation and to enforce the minimum parameters also for slaughter prescribed by a religious rite. The report makes a number of recommendations to the authorities of the United Kingdom to address the deficiencies noted.

Author/Organization: European Commission (DG SANCO)

Year: 2014

Where: United Kingdom

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Joint Declaration Aims to Push EU Further on Animal Welfare

Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands have issued a joint declaration on animal welfare, calling on the European Union to improve further animal welfare for those species where there are already regulations and to extend it to include others.

Author/Organization: The Pig Site

Year: 2014

Where: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands

Welfare Campaigners Urge Cage-free Eggs Sales in California

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is urging food retailers to sell only non-cage eggs in response to the the latest California egg law.

Author/Organization: The Poultry Site

Year: 2014

Where: United States of America

Californian egg welfare ruling comes into effect

As of January 1st 2015, egg producers in the US state of California need to comply with the requirements of California’s Proposition 2 , which voters passed in 2008. The initiative, backed by animal rights activists, was designed to move farmers away from traditional battery cages for laying hens.

Author/Organization: World Poultry

Year: 2015

Where: United States of America|worldpoultry|2015-01-05|Californian_egg_welfare_ruling_comes_into_effect

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NewStream Top 10: Popular farm animal care stories last year

As we kick off our coverage of the farm animal care sector in 2015, here’s a look back on some of the key stories that generated buzz and interest last year. They provide a collective window on many of the trends and developments driving change that will produce major ripples in the months ahead.

Author/Organization: Meristem Land & Science

Year: 2015

What’s in a label? Understanding animal welfare claims

Food labels that emphasize how animals are treated and cared for on the farm or ranch are popping up in grocery stores across the United States, but that does not mean that these labels are easy for consumers to understand, says Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University Extension livestock stewardship associate.

Author/Organization: National HogFarmer

Year: 2015

Where: United States of America

Californians vote to give layer hens more room while Australian industry considers animal welfare standards

Australian egg farmers say they are closely monitoring a consumer-driven overhaul of the Californian egg production system, as it launches a review of its own industry standards.

Author/Organization: ABC Rural

Year: 2015

Where: Australia, United States of America

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Cows’ ear positions tell us how they’re feeling, study finds

Our new study on cow behaviour indicates that cows reveal their emotional state by the posture of their ears.

Author/Organization: World Animal Protection

Year: 2014

Temple Grandin: Animal Welfare Begins on the Farm

The big issues of animal welfare today are on the farm, not in the slaughterhouse, famed animal-care expert Temple Grandin told the American Farm Bureau Federation here Sunday as she accepted an award for her contributions to American agriculture.

Author/Organization: National Journal

Year: 2015

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European Commission sets out position on food safety and animal welfare in TTIP papers

The European Commission (EC) published a series of legal texts and position papers, setting out EU proposals in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the US.

Author/Organization: GlobalMeat

Year: 2015

Denmark Leads the Way for Animal Welfare

As Denmark is becoming a leader in animal welfare, agriculture minister, Dan Jørgensen, has announced a major international conference.

Author/Organization: The Pig Site

Year: 2014

Where: Denmark


Member States sign Joint Declaration and commit to work to actively improve animal welfare

Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the Animal Welfare Declaration signed yesterday in Vught by Sharon Dijksma, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture; Christian Schmidt, the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture and Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. This initiative calls on the European Commission and all Member States to acknowledge the need for better regulation, better animal welfare and to promote awareness, EU standards and knowledge in order to #Act4Animals.

Author/Organization: Eurogroup for Animals

Year: 2014

A farm-built code for animal care

This family believes their responsibility starts on their farm

Author/Organization: Meristem Land & Science

Year: 2014

Death and the goddess: The world’s biggest ritual slaughter

Motilal Kushwaha had promised the Hindu goddess Gadhimai that he would offer her a male goat if one of his children found a job.

Author/Organization: CNN

Year: 2014

Where: Nepal


Ground-breaking Animal Protection Index assesses animal welfare around the world

Our new Animal Protection Index judges 50 countries on their policy and legislation for animals, identifying where improvements can be made to protect animals and people

Author/Organization: World Animal Protection

Year: 2014

WTO is Biggest Threat to Global Progress on Animal Welfare

The World Trade Organization is blocking attempts to improve animal welfare laws around the globe.

Author/Organization: Care2

Year: 2014

Alarming Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe

Antibiotic resistance in Europe has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health.

Author/Organization: The Meat Site

Year: 2014





Serbia: News From Felix 28/1/15 – Fiona and Morgan Doing Fine – New Morgan Video Footage.

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Fiona finally seems to be doing well at last.

Her second surgery was successful and the stitches have just been removed.

She looks a lot more cheerful after the protective collar she’s been wearing for days has been taken off.

Walking on three legs is obviously not a problem for her, she’s gotten accustomed to it pretty quickly. She’s still being kept in the cage for the main reason of her own safety, as she just might get re-injured if she starts to jump around before she’s completely ready.

Long story short, we dare to hope her story will have a happy ending after all.


Above – Morgan – Earlier Times – at the vets!

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Latest pose for the camera

Morgan’s not a kitten anymore, although he’s running and playing as if he is.

He’s grown a lot, put on some weight and is already a teenager, just like that!

He doesn’t seem to have any problems now, but considering his terrible reaction to the general anesthesia during the surgery performed a couple of months ago, we can’t be sure he’s completely healthy.

However, he’s obviously enjoying life now and we take a lot of delight in his happiness 🙂


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