Animals in Entertainment in China and Vietnam
Recently, the Institute of Animal Law of Asia successfully held the webinar with David Neale, the Animal Welfare Director at Animals Asia Foundation! This webinar is the public event under the project "Enhancing Legal Regulations for Aquatic Animals in Kazakhstan," the project of our Managing Director within the Global Ambassador Program.
The use of wild animals for display and performance in China and Vietnam continues to rise with the development of many new ocean parks and entertainment facilities displaying animals captured from the wild, this is leading to widespread welfare issues for animals that have been live caught, transported and forced to perform. Many other animals are bred and trained for the terrestrial circus industry and elephant tourism industry causing further welfare issues. Animals Asia are working collaboratively with government departments and both local and international NGOs to address these pressing welfare issues and to find solutions that work for the animals and the people that rely on these forms of entertainment for their livelihood.