Woofstock will be once again helping AnimalsAsia to raise awareness of the plight of moon bears which are cruelly caged in farms in China and Vietnam in order to supply bile for use in traditional medicine.
On top of the trauma of being caged and subjected to invasive bile extraction procedures, many moon bears are dehydrated and malnourished with old or unproductive bears sometimes left to starve to death.
AnimalsAsia rescue and rehabilitate moon bears while working to reduce demand for their bile.
The charity are also involved in visiting and documenting the cruel and often illegal trade in cats and dogs for human consumption.
They also created the innovative Dr Dog animal-assisted therapy programme as one of many ways to change the relationship between humans and dogs in the region. By demonstrating that dogs feel pain and experience emotions like us, more people will stand up and protect them.