Please see below for information on the work of each of the Asia for Animals Coalition members.
ACRES is an animal protection organisation based in Singapore and driven by their concern for animals. They adopt research projects on the use of animals in various fields. Research findings are then used to educate the public to promote active community involvement in the animal protection movement, as well as strive towards synergistic partnerships with authorities and related parties.
The booming trade in wild animals and their parts- a multi-billion dollar business of which much is illegal- is wiping out the world’s wildlife and subjecting billions of individual animals to unimaginable horrors. Animals are snatched from the wild and cruelly smuggled around the world to be sold as exotic ‘pets’. They are snared, shot and butchered for their body parts to be made into medicines, jewellery or ornaments. In 2009, Singapore was named as one of the top ten major hubs for the illegal wildlife trade globally.
Every year, scores of animal are confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade in Singapore. In 2009, ACRES established the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre (AWRC), Singapore’s first dedicated wildlife rescue facility, to provide these animals with a safe sanctuary to recover from the trauma of being caught up in the trade. Where possible, animals are repatriated to their native country of origin, but if this isn’t possible the AWRC provides permanent sanctuary.
The majority of widespread animal abuse and exploitation continues because the general public are unaware of it. Raising awareness of these issues through Humane Education programmes and, most importantly, empowering people with knowledge of what they as individuals can do to end animal exploitation, is therefore key to ending animal suffering.
ACRES strongly believes in promoting community involvement in tackling animal welfare issues and in building partnerships with all related bodies to improve animal welfare.
Many of the everyday products we buy involve enormous animal suffering. Every year hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed in product tests for personal care and household items. Farm animals are raised in their billions on modern “factory farms”, enduring lives of pain and suffering, for meat, eggs and milk. Animals who end up as clothing often suffer tremendously. Most people are simply unaware of this suffering and what they, as consumers, can do to end it.
Animal Guardians is committed to the prevention of cruelty to animals from intentional or irresponsible actions and the suffering that animals endure from those actions.
Our goal is to partner with caring individuals and organizations to promote an ethical component to society that will raise public awareness to adopt realistic standards of animal care that will also enhance human and planetary health. Higher standards of morality, ethics, and responsibility can only be a benefit to us all. We look forward to working with invested others in developing sensible strategies to solve these serious problems.
Since 1986, Animal Guardians, formerly the Compassion for Animals Foundation, has provided substantial funding and strategic consulting for capacity-building projects, academic projects, and has also provided research and advisory functions on animal cruelty, protection, and welfare issues to numerous entities in China, Spain, South Korea, and the United States.
ANIMAL PEOPLE is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of animals’ suffering and their need for protection.
They provide a free online platform for information and perspectives on animal rights, animal welfare, and compassionate conservation worldwide.
Our online magazine, the ANIMAL PEOPLE FORUM, offers a platform for activists from around the world to share information and perspectives on diverse animal welfare, rights, and conservation issues.
Our online video series, ANIMAL PEOPLE WORLD NEWS, provides viewers with concise bi-monthly coverage of major current events affecting animals.
We also participate in the United Nations as a member of the NGO Major Group’s Animal Issues Cluster, advocating for animals in international policy, and selectively support local and regional conferences, campaigns, and advocacy events as well.
Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change. We work to end the barbaric bear bile trade, the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and campaign for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Asia.
Our work to end animal cruelty focuses on three major programmes:
We operate bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam where bears are rehabilitated and cared for and where our bear teams gather vital evidence of the effects of bile extraction.
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 now under 900 in Vietnam.
Cat and Dog Welfare
Animals Asia works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China, and lobbies 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 China, and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.
Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. They are working to end the abuse at its root by ending the private possession and trade in exotic cats through legislation and education.
Big Cat Rescue is a non profit sanctuary located in Tampa, FL and we have been fighting to end the exploitation and captivity of exotic cats and save them in the wild since 1992. We hold the highest rating given by Charity Navigator at 100% and have received their four star award every year. We are accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are a founding member of the Big Cat Coalition that is working on a 3 prong approach to end cub petting and private possession of big cats.
The Blue Cross of India is one of India’s most recognised animal welfare organisations and the first of a new genre of organisations that looks after the welfare of all kinds of animals.
Blue Cross of India is home to dogs, cattle and birds and many more creatures. They are orphaned, abandoned, old, injured, abused and physically disabled by speeding vehicles and cruel minds. At Blue Cross of India we not only house animals and care for them, we take them to our heart. Our activities include shelters, rehoming, adoption, hospitals & mobile dispensary, ambulance services and work with other NGOs since 1959.
Born Free is a family of like-minded people who share the same goals. Our work to prevent individual animal suffering, protect threatened species and keep wildlife in the wild sets us apart from the rest.
Captive Wild Animal Welfare
Born Free is committed to preventing animal suffering and protecting threatened species in their natural habitats. We strongly oppose the exploitation and keeping of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep wildlife in the wild. We work to end any activities that negatively impact wild animals living in captivity.
We are fighting to end the illegal wildlife trade, with a particular focus on tackling the trade in ivory, lions, cheetah, pangolins and trade in live animals and other animal parts.
Rescue and Care
We are involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of individual animals, saving them from a life of suffering in captivity.
Our educational activities inspire people, young and old, to respect wildlife and natural habitats.
Change For Animals Foundation believes in spending every penny donated on improving the lives of animals, by campaigning at the local and policy level, and through supporting projects on the ground. They work to end the dog meat trades in Asia and the exploitation of wildlife in captivity.
Our work to end animal cruelty focuses on two key programmes:
Ending the dog meat trades in Asia:
As a founding member of the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA), in Vietnam, CFAF is committed to: conducting investigations to expose the risks the trade poses to human health; providing training and support to local animal protection groups; and working with authorities to stop the illegal trade. As a founding member of the Dog Meat Free Indonesia coalition, we work nationwide to end the demand for dog meat; equip local law enforcers with the skills, resources and knowledge to ensure adequate enforcement of existing laws and regulations; educate local communities and authorities about the risks to human health and the risk to rabies control achievements and programs; and promote compassion and respect for dogs and ultimately all animals.
Ending the exploitation of wildlife in captivity:
Change For Animals Foundation supports the work of local partner orgnisations with united campaigns to collect evidence of cruelty in zoos and safari parks to lobby for change; and to work with wildlife holding facilities, wildlife experts and other animal protection and conservation organisations, to assist with the provision of essential training to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the quality of life of the animals in captivity.
FIAPO was officially founded in the year 2010; however, the journey began a while ago, at the Asia for Animals conference in 2007! An organisation, looking to respond and care for all animals – not only in the present but also the future.
Today, they work in collaboration with more than 80 members, 200 supporter organisations and 400 individual activists in over 40 cities – hoping to change the lives of animals across the India, through education, research, lobbying, mobilisation, training and direct action.
Our work to end animal cruelty focuses on five major programmes:
The recent years have seen a steep surge in the consumption of animal products in India, leading to an exponential increment in the number of animals reared. This has resulted in the normalisation of exploitative factory farming practices, which are marked by isolation, suffering and incessant pain, for farmed animals. We have launched several nation-wide campaigns to mitigate and regulate animal cruelty in the industry, inspire people to adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle and minimize the escalation in consumption of animal products across the country.
Animals in Captivity
Animals, undoubtedly suffer when they are confined to small restrictive spaces for the sake of ‘human’ entertainment. Fighting for stronger laws to ban some of the most archaic definitions of entertainment, through litigation, raising awareness, generating public opinion and initiating direct action; FIAPO has been actively working on projects to bring respite to these suffering animals.
Human-Companion Animals conflict in the country is one of the main threats to the continued survival of many species which include but are not limited to dogs and cats. FIAPO, along with state government and local bodies, has started a nation-wide dog-bite and rabies prevention campaign called 'Rabies Free India', to address and mitigate escalating conflicts between humans and street dogs.
Two of biggest problems related to the animal rights movement in the country are isolation and disconnection. While individuals and local organisations work for the cause, they face issues like having limited knowledge and lack of opportunities to participate in the movement. FIAPO, realising the need of the hour, works towards improving the animal protection framework in the country through collaborative and collective work.
Personhood of Animals
In the Indian law, the animals are seen as property - no different than a table or a chair or a car. In an effort to bring a definite shift in the way our law views animals, FIAPO is working on personhood for animals.
FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare charity. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.
Their campaigns are aimed at creating better living conditions for farm animals, wild animals and companion animals.
Our mission is to be the strong, global and independent voice for animals under human control.
We aim to realise these goals through our projects and campaigns, which provide short-term and long-term solutions for animals in need.
Our campaigns are aimed at creating better living conditions for farm animals, wild animals and companion animals.
As more and more decisions about animal welfare are made at a European level, we focus our efforts increasingly on European policy makers in order to influence their beliefs, in favor of animals.
The goal of our national and international projects is to provide direct assistance to animals in need. Our team rescues animals and rehomes them in our sanctuaries, where they can recover them in a natural environment. Simultaneously, we aim to improve the political climate for animal welfare and prevent animal suffering in the future.
Dancing bears, circus bears and other bears in private captivity suffer greatly. FOUR PAWS has four sanctuaries, in which several bears have found a home for life. We founded and run sanctuaries in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany and Ukraine.
The appalling conditions which some captive big cats are forced to endure led to the opening of LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa. Rescued big cats are given a safe and natural environment where they can spend the rest of their lives.
Stray Animal Care
Stray dogs and cats roam the streets of many countries around the world, unloved and uncared for. FOUR PAWS works to successfully prevent disease and the uncontrolled reproduction by treating and neutering stray animals.
Humane Society International is one of the only global animal protection organizations working to help all animals—including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals and wildlife—and our record of achievement demonstrates our dedication and effectiveness.
At International Animal Rescue we do exactly what our name says – we save animals from suffering around the world. IAR has two rescue centres in Indonesia.
Our work includes cutting free and caring for dancing bears in India, rescuing primates from captivity in Indonesia and sterilising and vaccinating stray dogs and cats in developing countries. Wherever possible we return rescued animals to their natural environment but we also provide a permanent home for animals that can no longer survive in the wild.
As human populations expand, wildlife comes under increasing threat. By rescuing individual animals belonging to species like the orangutan and reintroducing them into protected areas in the wild, our work also plays a role in the conservation of the species as a whole.
IAR has two rescue centres in Indonesia.
One in Ketapang where we rescue rehabilitate and release Orangutans and Slow Lorises back into the wild and a second in Ciapus in Java for Macaques and Lorises.
We also help fund the Wildlife SOS bear sanctuaries in India and the Wildlife rescue centre in Armenia where we fund the Great bear rescue. We are also building a new rescue centre for wildlife in Costa Rica.
IFAW protects animals and the places they call home. Our vision is a world where animals are respected and protected. With offices in 15 countries and projects in more than 40 countries, we rescue individual animals, safeguard populations, preserve habitat, and advocate for a better future.
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) saves animals in need all around the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, we rescue individual animals, campaign to prevent animal cruelty and advocate for the protection of wildlife and habitats.
Founded in 1969, IFAW has provided almost 50 years of global leadership, innovation and hands-on assistance to animals and communities in need. Our holistic conservation approach includes reducing the demand and exploitation of wildlife at the source; working together with communities and enforcers to shut down poaching networks; pioneering first-ever successes in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphan animals back into the wild; activating where needed most in the wake of global disasters; and advocating through expert research and solutions to the greatest threats to our planet’s populations and habitats.
JFounded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute, Nepal is a nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for the living species.
Specifically, we seek to:
In 2006, JGI’s presence entered Nepal through its Roots and Shoots program as a means for motivated youth to implement their passions for conservation, which stemmed from inspiring works originating in 2002.
Established in 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal continues to follow the mission of R&S as a nonprofit conserving endangered species, protecting habitats, and natural resources in the biologically rich and diverse land of Nepal.
They are the largest animal welfare charity in England & Wales, aiming to help animals by preventing cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering by all lawful means.
We're proud to be the oldest welfare charity around.
We were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and work hard to ensure that all animals can live free from pain and suffering.
The Sarawak SPCA's mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of animals and as an enforcer of their rights; to provide for the well-being of the animals of the State of Sarawak who are abandoned, injured, subjected to unfair or cruel treatment, or otherwise in need; to cultivate in the people of our community an awareness of the animals whose world we share; to promote a bond of mutual assistance between people and animals; and to instill respect for and appreciation of all living things.
The Sarawak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals believes that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement, and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection.
What they do:
They run joint neutering campaigns with the local councils in an effort to curb the expanding stray population;
They walk hundreds of visitors through our Shelter to educate them about the need to be more responsible citizens and pet owners;
They organize countless off-site adoption campaigns to increase the chances of our animals finding new homes;
They act on reports about animal abuse cases;
They manage an animal crematorium – the first in Malaysia – so that we can dispose of animal carcasses in a safe and hygienic manner;
They climb up trees and down drains to rescue trapped animals in the dead of night;
They brave the flood waters at midnight to take our shelter animals to safety; and
They pen millions of words in an effort to raise awareness about Animal Welfare and to fight for Animal Rights.
SPCA (HK)'s mission is to promote kindness to animals, prevent cruelty, protect their health and welfare, educate to promote a deep respect for life
SPCA (HK), the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was first formed by a group of volunteers in 1903 and was formally registered in 1921. We are the first Charity in Hong Kong to deal with all aspects of animal welfare and 99% of our operation is funded by private donations and veterinary services.
Animals are living creatures which like humans, are able to feel pain, hunger and thirst. We should not inflict any suffering upon our fellow creatures just because they can't speak.
Our aims are "to promote kindness and to prevent or suppress cruelty to animals."
Our mission through the millennium is " To promote kindness to animals, to protect their health and welfare, to prevent cruelty and through education, to inspire in the community a deep respect for life so that all living creatures may live together in harmony."
How does the SPCA act to achieve these aims?
The SPCA believes that animals deserve our protection, compassion and respect. We aim to prevent their suffering wherever we can through:
-Collection and rescue of abandoned, sick and injured animals.
-Investigation of cruelty complaints.
-Provide low-cost desexing services for cats and dogs to prevent unwanted litters.
-Rehoming of animals.
-Hospitalization of homeless animals whenever possible, providing as necessary basic veterinary care, treatment of disease or major surgery.
-Public education on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare issues.
We aim to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
Our work across five continents has a lasting impact on the welfare of donkeys and mules, and the people whose lives they touch. Our outreach embraces animal welfare education from training vets to community programmes with donkey owners and farriers. Our awareness raising and advocacy puts donkey welfare on the agenda through lobbying governments and media relations. From donkeys slaughtered for their skin to the problems of feral donkeys or those in disaster areas, our rapid response to crisis situations positions us firmly at the forefront of emerging themes.
With the vast majority of the global donkey population remaining beasts of burden, we give support to those animals most in need around the world, whether urban or rural, whether used in industry, agriculture or tourism. Our collaborations with the men, women and children who depend on them has a lasting impact across veterinary care, nutrition, housing, working hours, weight of load, and welfare friendly hardness and cart design.
Advocacy and raising awareness
Advocacy work with governments, the media and other NGOs worldwide complements our practical rescue and emergency work by establishing more sustainable improvements to the lives of donkeys. Advocacy is also a key tool for addressing the root causes of animal suffering as it does not merely deal with the symptoms of animal abuse, but ensures that the underlying educational, institutional and structural causes of suffering are addressed. Advocacy is vital to make sure that authorities take responsibility for animal issues, including policy, legislation and enforcement, education and awareness, research and training.
The Donkey Sanctuary's projects and campaigns in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and China range from owner support to tackling the brick kiln industry
Some of our projects in Asia:
Nepal and India brick kilns
The Donkey Sanctuary works with local partners in India and Nepal to improve welfare for donkeys and mules working in the brick kilns.
New collaboration to develop equine welfare in China
The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare have formed a groundbreaking partnership with the China Horse Industry Association (CHIA) and the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) to improve equine welfare in China.
Barabanki Equine Fair
The Donkey Sanctuary promotes good donkey welfare at one of India’s largest equine fairs.
Our aim is always to help many more of the estimated 50 million donkeys and mules worldwide through field projects, research and advocacy work promoting lasting collaborations with communities, governments, the media and other NGOs.
PAWS is a registered non-profit organization in the Philippines dedicated to the protection and the promotion of humane treatment of all animals. They run animal shelters and rescues across the country including TNR and Dr. Dog. They also campaign against animal suffering such as dog fighting and lead education programmes nationwide.
The volunteer-based organization rehabilitates rescued animals in the hope of finding them new homes and a second chance at a good life.
We rescue animals that are in distress, or are victims of cruelty and neglect.
Low-cost Vet Clinic
The PAWS shelter also serves as an animal-welfare information center and a low-cost spay-neuter clinic.
Spay/Neuter Outreach Program
PAWS provides free spaying and neutering services to animals in rural communities.
Paws educates and provides responsible trap-neuter-release practices to communities to help curb the stray cat population.
Lobbying and Legal Work
PAWS continuously meets with government officials to lobby for better treatment of animals. We also provide free legal assistance to those who want to file cases against animal offenders.
PAWS campaigns actively against dogfights, horsefights and against wild animals being used for entertainment.
Dr. Dog Program
PAWS conducts the Animal Asia Foundation's 'Doctor Dog Program in the Philippines (animal-assisted therapy). Together with certified Dr. Dogs, volunteers visit nursing homes, adult day-care centers, hospitals, schools and other establishments. They give patients the feeling that they are the most special people in world. With a loyal new friend who won't judge them for the way they look or their illness, a Dr. Dog accepts them regardless of class, race, age or disability. Despite the advances in medical science, our Dr. Dog partners agree that love is still the best medicine.
The organization gives presentations at elementary schools, barangays, and companies regarding issues such as responsible pet ownership, pet handling and safety, pet overpopulation and endangered species.
PAWS LEAD Program
PAWS LEAD (Literacy and Education Assistance Dogs) is a first of its kind program in our country. These dogs and their handlers help school children gain confidence in reading and learning through encouragement and fostering a judgment-free zone while teaching Responsible Pet Ownership and Raising Awareness for Animal Welfare.
Rescue and Relief Operations
PAWS provides disaster relief to pets affected by disasters.
PAWS organizes biannual free seminars to the coachmen of Intramuros and Binondo, educating them on proper care and humane treatment of horses lead by our volunteer equine veterinarian, who also provide free veterinary check-ups for their horses.
Vshine is one of China’s cutting-edge NGOs, with new ideas and progressive practices. Although located in the northeast, it can dispatch staff and volunteers to anywhere in China where there is a need.
VShine are a non-profit, non-religious animal protection agency engaged in animal protection, animal welfare and public environmental education. They mainly advocate the concept of animal husbandry in harmony with human beings, and oppose any animal abuse. They work hard to promote animal welfare and protection policies that benefit both humans and animals alike.
Their vision is a world where animals are free of suffering.
We are World Animal Protection.
We end the needless suffering of animals.
We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda.
We help the world see how important animals are to all of us.
We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better.
We move the world to protect animals.
We were known as WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals).