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.
How ACTAsia sowed the seeds of change on Earth Day
Celebrated world-wide on 22nd April, Earth Day is an opportunity for nations to demonstrate support for global environmental protection. More than 1billion people across schools, universities, workplaces and families support the initiative through a myriad of activities and educational programs.
‘les enphants’ fashion brand is China’s 50th Fur-Free Retailer
China’s 50th fashion brand to pledge a fur-free future is a popular label for children and maternity wear, les enphants. Founded in Taiwan in 1971, les enphants entered mainland China in 1993, and since then has grown to an influential 1,000 stores across 30 provinces and 204 cities.
2020: ACTAsia’s year in review
In 2020, the global pandemic shone a spotlight on China and the significance of our work. Despite more pressures than ever before, we extended our education programmes to encourage care and compassion for people, animals and nature, working to keep our planet safe for future generations.