Food fraud hits the headlines in China
An undercover ‘Beijing News’ whistleblower has recently uncovered a shocking truth about pork sales in a hypermarket chain RT-Mart in the Shandong province in eastern China. Pork – which was visually rotten and smelt awful – had been washed and put back on the shelves by workers to sell at a discount.
ACTAsia’s groundbreaking Future Learn course inspires compassion among emerging fashion influencers and professionals
Compassion in Fashion: Sustainability and the Global Fur Trade is the world’s first free digital-learning course for fashion students, teaching global responsibility in a new era of online learning.
China has been gripped by a new type of reality TV show. But who are the stars of this must-watch TV show? Models? Celebrities? Sports personalities?
No, the unlikely stars of the show are a herd of elephants who have captivated the nation. More than 8 million Chinese viewers have been glued to the travels of 15 elephants who have been making their way to northwards from the border of Myanmar and Laos. They have already trekked more than 500km after leaving a nature reserve last year in search of food shelter and water as the nature reserve could no longer sustain the family. And this is not an isolated incident as at least three other elephant families have fled in search of basic needs.
ACTAsia invited to speak at UN High Level Political Forum
ACTAsia’s, CEO, Pei Su was recently invited to speak at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) alongside key names from EU Commission, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), EcoHealth Alliance and other international leading NGOs. The HLPF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and has been in operation since 2013.
What we have achieved together
At ACTAsia, kindness inspires everything we do and as we celebrate our 15th year, you – our supporters – have enabled us to go beyond what we ever thought possible. Your kindness has enabled us to reach tens of thousands of children to develop empathy and critical thinking; speak to millions of consumers about a more compassionate lifestyle and impart essential knowledge and skills to thousands of vets in China. Thanks to your support we have achieved significant impact during this time which we will be sharing with you in more detail later this year. In the meantime, we’re six months into our birthday year and would like to share some of our achievements and highlights so far.
Strong-Willed Pig’s Death causes national outpouring of grief across China
Millions of Chinese have taken to social media site Weibo to pay tribute to Strong-Willed Pig. This national outpouring of grief for a pig demonstrates the tremendous affection and special place that this unlikely star of society has held in the nation’s hearts.
ACTAsia has achieved incredible recognition from the UN, with two awards
ACTAsia has been awarded UN GOOD PRACTICES for its “Caring for Life” children’s education programme. We are thrilled that ACTAsia’s Caring for Life Children’s Education programme (CFL) has been recognised as being ‘good practice’ by the UN Department of Economic & Social Affairs and listed in its ‘Good Practices’ Database. ACTAsia has also been accepted by the UN into the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network.
How ACTAsia is helping to combat rabies in animals, adults and children
Rabies is on the up in China. Whilst this lethal disease seems a far cry from our everyday lives – it is very much an issue for parts of China. Rabies is a rare but very serious infection of the brain and nervous system and is usually caught from the saliva from a bite or scratch of an infected animal, most often a dog. China is working hard towards their policy of ‘Zero Rabies by 2025’ and ACTAsia has been instrumental in setting the wheels in motion towards achieving this goal.
Meet ACTAsia’s Vet trainer – Dr Luna Wei, a champion for animal welfare and Caring for Life Education programmes in China
Pet ownership is on the rise in China with many families now wishing to own dogs, cats and even rabbits and turtles which are currently quite the trend in some areas. Dr Wei is a vet in Xi’an, in the Shaanxi Province region and she specialises in the treatment of domestic and exotic pet animals but alongside this highly valuable work, Dr Wei is also an educator for ACTAsia’s Train the Trainer and Caring for Life program. We caught up with Dr Wei to find out more about her journey from life in her village to prominent vet and educator.