What we're about
The London Animals Asia Support Group was set up in May 2010. We are a group of volunteers who represent Animals Asia in London and are authorised by the Animals Asia UK office to raise funds and awareness. We organise fundraising events and have merchandise and awareness stalls as often as we can. We cover as much of London as possible to raise maximum awareness.
Everyone is welcome, no matter how much or how little time you have. We meet once a month, usually at Tibits on Heddon Street in the West End.
NEWS - JUNE 2014
We have pledged to name one of the bears at the bear farm in Nanning, Southern China, which is being converted into a sanctuary by Animals Asia. We need to raise a total of £12,000 so will have additional fundraisers, events and stalls to reach this target. The money we raise will directly help with the conversion as it will give our bear all she needs for the first two years of being looked after by Animals Asia.
A total of 130 bears are currently at the farm, with some of the females possibly pregnant, and the conversion will cost approximately £3,000,000 so Animals Asia needs our help more now than ever before.
Please help us reach our target, be part of the change and let’s get those bears the sanctuary they so deserve.
Come to our events, visit our stalls or get actively involved with our group. We will need more volunteers to help with the fundraisers we have already planned and also people with talents, who can make things for us to sell on stalls or offer masterclasses etc. The fundraising possibilities really are endless, so please get involved, give up some of your precious spare time and help the bears get their freedom.
Animals Asia’s Peace by Piece (https://peacebypiece.animalsasia.org/home) campaign is unique, a never before attempted conversion of a bear farm into a sanctuary, and with all our help it will happen. Funds are vital, be part of the change and make a difference.
ABOUT ANIMALS ASIA:
Founded by Jill Robinson in 1998, Animals Asia Foundation is devoted to the welfare of wild and urban animals in Asia. We also work towards the conservation of endangered species.
Animals Asia is an Asian-focused registered charity with headquarters in Hong Kong and offices in Australia, China, Germany, Italy, the UK and USA, as well as Moon Bear Rescue Centres in China and Vietnam. We have around 270 staff worldwide.
Animals Asia have a huge undertaking: the rescue, rehabilitation and care of 700 bears in China and Vietnam for the rest of their years while steadily working towards ending bear farming.
To be successful we need the help of people like you to volunteer your time to help us spread the word about the plight of the bears and to raise the precious funds necessary for us to continue this vital work
For more information about Animals Asia please visit the website http://www.animalsasia.org/
If you haven't come across Animals Asia before this short video tour with our Founder and CEO Jill Robinson MBE of the China Bear Rescue Centre will give you some idea of what it's all about and why we choose to support this charity. You can't not once you know about the bears and how Animals Asia makes a real difference to their lives and works towards ending the practice altogether.
Animals Asia is the only organisation that rescues bile bears in China http://youtu.be/gF9zVU7Gknk
Animals Asia UK Registered Charity Number: 1086903
THE WIND OF CHANGE - Animal Welfare in China by Dr Jill Robinson MBE
This is Chengdu Truth who didn't live long enough to experience human kindness
BJ and Emma, two rescued bears free to just be bears