Dogs and cats are some of the most ubiquitous animals in the world. However, throughout the region they are at risk of inhumane animal management practices, exploitation for entertainment, food and clothing Read More

    Throughout the region, wild animals are often exploited for human entertainment, food and clothing Read More

    Every year, over 60 billion animals (not including farmed fish) are raised and slaughtered for meat, milk and eggs, often under the most inhumane conditions Read More
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The Asia For Animals (AfA) Coalition

The Asia For Animals (AfA) Coalition is composed of 15 well-known and respected animal welfare organisations that have a shared focus on improving the welfare of animals in Asia. We are committed to providing support to organisations to help with their campaigns to tackle some of the most pressing animal welfare concerns in the region.

For more information on the issues covered here, please visit coalition member organization websites using the links below, or get in touch using the contact form here


The training techniques adopted in order to force circus animals to perform unnatural tricks are often barbaric.[1] Many trainers use some degree of "negative reinforcement", training the animals by punishing them through physical intervention or withholding of food when they do not comply with commands or perform the tricks required. The brutality of the training of elephants and big cats for circuses, in countries all over the world, has been exposed by the international media. [2].

The training of animals at Chinese zoos, safari parks, and marine parks is difficult to observe as it is carried out in private areas away from the public. Observations that have been made include the use of both negative and positive reinforcement techniques.


  1. http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/bound-babies.asp
  2. Ringling's Baby Elephants tied up and Electro-Shocked by Trainers; http://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/bound-babies.asp

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