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What is Animals Asia Foundation?
Animals Asia Foundation is a Hong Kong-based government-registered animal welfare charity founded by Jill Robinson MBE in 1998. It also has charitable status in the UK, Italy, Germany, the USA and Australia with donations being tax-deductible in these countries. It has additional offices in China.
As of 2008, Animals Asia had 24 full-time employees working in the Head Office in Hong Kong. The overseas offices in Australia, Germany, the UK and USA have around 20 additional staff, both full and part-time, and in late 2008 we opened an official office in Italy, run and staffed entirely by Animals Asia supporters.
In China, we employ 2 full-time veterinary surgeons, 3 vet nurses, 3 bear managers, 12 management staff and over 150 administrative staff and workers. In Vietnam we employ 1 veterinary surgeon, 3 bear managers and 23 local management, administrative staff and bear workers. As our sanctuaries grow and we open to the public, these numbers will increase.
Animals Asia Foundation’s values are the principles, standards and ethics that we believe in and which help us to succeed in our mission. They provide the foundation for what we do and how we do it.
These are the values that govern our conduct:
Our first priority is the welfare of all animals. We are passionate about ending cruelty and restoring respect for animals in Asia. We have their best interests at heart when considering any action and every project we undertake will have this as our goal.
We believe in acting ethically, responsibly and fairly in all our dealings with people and animals alike and will not compromise on our principles in dealing with other agencies, officials or individuals.
Ensuring that all donations are used in the most effective way toward the benefit of animals is of utmost importance to us. We endeavour at all times to meet the expectations of our donors and to conduct our operations with meticulous documentation and transparency. We are extremely grateful for the trust and confidence placed in us by our supporters and as such we will be responsible custodians of the animals and funds entrusted into our care.
COMMITMENT TO MISSION:
Despite the seemingly insurmountable challenges we face, we drive ourselves to overcome them, always remaining committed to our cause. The solutions that we strive for are never for the short term and nor is our commitment. We will stay on course and never waiver for as long as it takes. In doing so, we accept the risks and uncertainty associated with our line of work.
We will consult and work with government and communities and will strive to find compassionate solutions that take into account the individual animal, the species and the people affected as we seek to achieve our primary mission.
Our Mission and Vision
Forging Asian Solutions
The Animals Asia Foundation is devoted to the needs of wild, domesticated and endangered species throughout the Asian continent.
“The mission of the Animals Asia Foundation is to improve the lives of all animals in Asia, end cruelty and restore respect for animals Asia-wide.”
Change for all animals, inspired by empathy for the few.
Our animal ambassadors embody the ideal that empathy for one animal can evolve into empathy for an entire species and ultimately for all species.
The Animals Asia Foundation, managed by professionals, resident in Asia, is committed to forging constructive solutions to the seemingly insurmountable problems which the animals face in today’s changing environment. Implementation is through a dynamic three-pronged approach:
Investigation: Using the latest veterinary techniques, animal care and conservation science, our network of field officers target countries in Asia, identifying local needs and finding solutions for the animals.
Negotiation: Cultivating sensitive communication and cooperation with governments to open the door to visionary win-win solutions.
Education: Creating inspired grass roots programmes within the community, which spark far reaching change in people’s attitudes, thus motivating them to co-exist peacefully with animals.