Asia Animal Law Bulletin

Asia Animal Law Bulletin is the news source provided by the Institute of Animal Law of Asia (IALA) encompassing the latest updates on the protection of animals in the countries of Asia and analyzing the legal issues of the news articles.

Read our next series of news articles on the following topics:

  • Global warming killing 14% of corals in a decade;

  • Dying beached whale shark eaten by locals in West Java;

  • Illegal pet trade in gibbons in Bali;

  • Chinese pledge of USD 233 million to the Global Biodiversity Fund;

  • Seizures of poached giant clams in the Philippines; and

  • The continuance of demand for endangered slow lorises.


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  • Assam's destruction of rhino horns marking World Rhino Day;

  • Critical threats to the Indonesian bowmouth guitarfish due to overfishing;

  • New hope for Siamese crocodiles in Cambodia;

  • South Korean president suggesting a ban on dog meat;

  • A critical danger to land mammals, amphibians, and birds;

  • Live trafficking trend of the Malaysian hornbill in Southeast Asia.


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Read our next series of news articles on the following topics:

  • A new Indonesia's program on investigating illegal fishing;

  • A new study in Hong Kong on finding the common victims of animal cruelty;

  • IUCN's reclassification of the Komodo Dragon;

  • Japan’s controversial annual dolphin hunt;

  • The Islamabad High Court stopping the government from importing elephants; and

  • The rescue of 65 Jindo dogs and puppies from the South Korean dog meat industry.


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Read our next series of news articles on the following topics:

  • Biologists and divers working on the conservation of turtles in Sri Lanka;

  • The arrest of a student for killing snails in Hong Kong;

  • South Korea granting legal status to animals;

  • Taking the stranded dugong in Indonesia for traditional medicine;

  • Sri Lanka enacting the ban of 'drunk driving' of elephants; and

  • Revealing extreme animal cruelty with millions of views on social media platforms.


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Read our next series of news articles on the following topics:

  • The police investigation in Southern India after 300 stray dogs have been found dead;

  • Russian amendments on legalizing trophy hunting of endangered species;

  • Asian elephant herd's comeback after a 17-month journey;

  • A short film "Moon Bear Homecoming" after the rescue of 101 bears from bile farm;

  • The born of Singapore’s first giant panda cub; and

  • An Emirati farmer catching the honey badger after his livestock being killed.


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Read our twentieth series of news articles on the following topics:

  • Beyond Pork's opening in China with a new DTC e-commerce site;

  • Indonesia sending more tuna vessels to international waters;

  • China's ban on imported cattle and cattle products from Laos;

  • The seizure of endangered totoaba species in Hong Kong;

  • Efforts to save Asia’s hoolock gibbons; and

  • The rapid decline in Southeast Asian tigers.


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Read our nineteenth series of news articles on the following topics:

  • The comeback of critically endangered saiga antelope;

  • Threats to tiger's habitat due to Malaysia's mining plans;

  • China's announcement of giant pandas no longer being endangered in the wild;

  • Flourishing of green peafowls in Thailand;

  • Sumatran elephant found beheaded in Indonesia; and

  • Fishermen's effort to save endangered Pakistan dolphins.


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Read our eighteenth series of news articles on the following topics:

  • The end of bear performances in one of Vietnam's circuses;

  • Deforestation of endangered wildlife habitat in Myanmar;

  • A study on impregnating male rats;

  • The seizure of the pet lion in Cambodia after the released video;

  • The impact of unregulated trade in Indonesian porcupines; and

  • Ship spills causing dead animals ashore in Sri Lanka.


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Read our seventeenth series of news articles on the following topics:

  • Wildlife trafficking going online during the pandemic;

  • The Animals Asia's rescue of 101 bears from bear bile farms in China;

  • Magawa the Rat retiring from job detecting landmines;

  • The first Asiatic lioness dying from COVID-19 in India;

  • NGOs are back to saving Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna; and

  • Israel becoming the first country to ban the sale of most fur clothing.


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