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.
Has Fur Finally Had Its Day in China?
Companies like Prada, Michael Kors, and Gucci have all joined the international Fur Free Retailer scheme to date, now numbering over 1,500. Since 2012, ACTAsia, a non-profit working for sustainable social change in China, has been promoting fur-free fashion on the Mainland. The Jing Take: Although fur is popular in China (primarily as trims or […]
Notes from webinar 5: Legislation and enforcement; can farming wildlife help to protect species in the wild?
How are endangered species farmed and used in China? Is there legislation to protect them? What does law enforcement around protecting these species look like, and what should it look like?