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We hold the largest and most progressive animal welfare conference in Asia​ since 2001.


Asia for Animals Virtual 3D Conference 2021 
For A Better Tomorrow, Together

The pandemic has changed lives and lifestyles, prompting us to unlearn and relearn many aspects of life, including our interactions with each other and other living beings sharing the earth with us.

Despite the challenges COVID-19 has presented us with, we continue to serve as the voice of the voiceless, and are pleased to announce the AfA Conference 2021 on the theme: For A Better Tomorrow, Together, hosted by FIAPO and BCI

Our previous conferences

2021 ~ FIAPO & BCI

2019 ~ VShine Animal Protection

2017 ~ JGI Nepal

2015 ~ Sarawak SPCA

2014 ~ ACRES

2011 ~ Animals Asia Foundation

2010 ~ ACRES

2008 ~ AfA

2007 ~ Blue Cross of India (BCI)

2005 ~ ACRES

2003 ~ Animals Asia Foundation & HK SPCA

2011 ~ PAWS

Conference host organisations:


Using Laws Creatively to Protect Nonhuman Animals

Animal cruelty should be confronted by all means, particularly through laws - laws that address animal cruelty directly and laws that do not seem related. visit page here


Changing Human Behaviour

Most animal suffering is caused by humans doing, or not doing, something. The way we treat animals, the products we buy and the entertainment we seek can all cause suffering. To help animals, we must change the hearts and minds of humans. But changing human behaviour is not as simple as telling or showing people that animals suffer. And raising awareness of the needs of animals, through education, will not necessary lead to behaviour change.

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Partnerships Breed Success

The conference aims to provide a platform for those working on animal
welfare and wildlife management in this region to network, exchange
ideas and build lasting collaborations. By sharing experiences,
information and technology, delegates are therefore able to develop
practical and viable strategies to address the key challenges related to
animal welfare and wildlife management particularly in developing

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"Knowledge can be filled with networking: AfA symposium is great place for such networking and to know renowned Animal welfare scientists that have made great impact in ensuring the better life for Animals in Asia "

- Mohamed Ijas, Colombo Municipal Council, Sri Lanka

"The conference highlights the work that still needs to be done, and the success that we have made so far."​

- Maj, Philippine Animal Welfare Society

“Together we are stronger"​

- Aron White, Environmental Investigation Agency

"The Asia for Animals conference is a completely invaluable event, well organised, well executed and provides the animal movement with the energy, education and platform we need to keep working across Asia on animal topics. I would highly recommend attending the next conference!"

- Amy Odene, The Humane League/Open Wing Alliance

"It is wonderful to see groups in Asia passionately working together to help animals. It made me feel that we are not alone. I learned a lot from other groups and activists who work tirelessly in Asia. It is also nice to finally meet activists in person that I have worked with many years. Thank you so much for all involved to make the event successful. "​

- Maho Uehara-Cavalier, The Humane League Japan 

"AfA conference was a very special moment for me -  it's simply because I was surrounded by people with the same compassion and love."

- Anon

"AfA's biennial conference reflects the vitality and promise of organized concern for animals in Asia Pacific nations, and its participants include some of the most accomplished campaigners in the region. For longtime advocates and for new ones, it's a don't-miss experience."

 - Anon