Animals Asia

Focus Areas

Animal Welfare


Moon bears, abused animals


Bear rescues and award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.

What They Do

Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. We promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change.


In 2013 Dr Dogs visited over 14,000 people during 309 visits to 76 organisations, while Professor Paws dogs reached children in 141 schools, sharing the message of caring for animals.


Founded by Jill Robinson MBE in 1998, Animals Asia Foundation is devoted to the welfare of wild and domesticated animals in Asia. We also work towards the conservation of endangered species. Animals Asia is an Asian-focused government-registered organisation with headquarters in Hong Kong and offices in Australia, China, Germany, Italy, the UK, USA and Vietnam, as well as Moon Bear Rescue Centres in China and Vietnam. We have around 300 staff worldwide.

Under our Cat and Dog Welfare programme, our campaigns include Animal Therapy (our pioneering Dr Dog and Professor Paws programmes). More than 100 registered therapy dogs and their guardians volunteer in Hong Kong alone, spreading their special brand of comfort and love to those in need in hospitals, orphanages, schools and centres for the disabled. We feel these dogs are the perfect ambassadors for their species (as well as for cats) and hope that eventually people will grow to love all animals through their love of these companion animals.Our two other flagship programmes are End Bear Bile Farming and Zoos and Safari Parks.



Animals Asia has three flagship programmes: End Bear Bile Farming, Bear Sanctuaries, Cat and Dog Welfare, and Captive Animal Welfare.


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