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:

  • Scientists stepping up for Saolas;

  • The launch of the first cage-free production standard in China;

  • New guidelines for adoption of dogs in Singapore;

  • Culling 2000 hamsters in Hong Kong;

  • Baghdad animal shelter setting out to aid stray animals;

  • The risk of animal portrayals in ads.


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  • PETA’s allegations of animal cruelty in Asia;

  • Debates over the complexities of elephant tourism in Thailand;

  • Nepal’s unequal wildlife laws;

  • Sighting of a rare cinereous vulture in Singapore for the first time;

  • The record of 126 tiger deaths in 2021 in India; and

  • The threat of hunting and logging to wildlife in Myanmar.


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

  • The dog meat industry in East Asia;

  • The release of green turtles babies to the sea by Pakistani wildlife group;

  • Thai construction tycoon pled guilty for poaching cases;

  • Asian tigers and jaguars are under threat from tropical hydropower projects;

  • Vietnamese city pledges to phase out dog and cat meat; and

  • Southeast Asia’s online wildlife trafficking.


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

  • A new platform to tackle human-animal-environmental health challenges;

  • An advisory to replace animals in movies;

  • Singapore’s first plant-based protein innovation by Growthwell Foods;

  • The continuation of illegal bear trade in India;

  • 52 dogs saved from being taken to a slaughterhouse in Indonesia; and

  • Singapore and China's UN Award for seizing elephant ivory.


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

  • Studies on Indonesia’s murky shark fishery and trade;

  • The restoration of a home to critically endangered species by 2030;

  • The lion at Singapore Zoo tested positive for COVID-19;

  • Nepal's efforts to double the population of tigers by 2022;

  • Decrying animal rights groups in Hong Kong for an inhumane policy of capturing and killing of wild boars; and

  • Causing anger in Chinese netizens after killing of corgi by anti-pandemic workers.


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  • Javan leopard habitat is under threat;

  • Hong Kong's wild boars are on the loose;

  • First dog meat trader is jailed in Indonesia;

  • The dead Sumatran tiger is found in the animal trap;

  • The return of bull racing to Bali; and

  • Pingers on fishing nets as a way to save Irrawaddy dolphins.


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

  • 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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