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A Victory for Elephants in Nepal!

Friday 6th March 2015

Every year, elephants are illegally smuggled from India into Nepal to supply "elephant safaris" as tourist attractions.

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One Step Closer to An End to Vietnam’s “Pig Slaughter Festival”

Friday 27th February 2015

Every year, on the sixth day of the new lunar year, a small village in Vietnam’s Bac Ninh province close to the capital Hanoi, is the scene of horrific animal cruelty.

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No More Elephant rides at Singapore Zoo!

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Singapore Zoo has announced that as of the 5th January 2015, visitors will no longer be able to ride or have contact with the elephants, as part of their adoption of a "protected contact elephant management" system.

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The Illegal Trade in Elephants to Supply Nepal’s “Safaris”

Tuesday 11th November 2014

In Sauraha (Chitwan National Park) alone, 60 captive elephants are employed in the safari industry, the vast majority of which were imported from India.

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Taiji Dolphin Hunt

Tuesday 28th January 2014

Each year from September to May, an estimated 2,000 dolphins are brutally slaughtered in the "dolphin drive hunt" in Taiji, Japan.

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Good News for macaques in Jakarta

Thursday 7th March 2013

On 20th October 2013 the Governor of Jakarta announced an end to the use of macaques in street performances and the confiscation of the dancing macaques from the Jakarta streets.

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Beijing rodeo postponed

Friday 22nd February 2013

Animals Asia is delighted to hear the news that the China Rodeo scheduled for October 2011 has been postponed.

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Suspension of the development of a foie gras operation in Jiangxi province, China

Tuesday 8th May 2012

The coalition are delighted to hear the news that the Creek Project Investments PLC have suspended the development of a foie gras operation in Jiangxi province following concerns expressed by animal welfare organisations.

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Greyhounds in Macau

Sunday 4th December 2011

Commercial greyhound racing is legal in Macau at the Yat Yuen Canidrome.

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Beluga Whale Import Cancelled

Wednesday 31st August 2011

AFA are delighted to hear that HK Ocean Park have abandoned plans to bring wild-caught beluga whales to Hong Kong, and we thank the HK Ocean Park management team for making this important decision.

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Help us make India a battery-cage free country

Monday 8th August 2011

AfA coalition member, Humane Society International (HSI), has successfully persuaded the majority of Indian states including the top egg-producing states to declare that confining hens to battery cages violates the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960.

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