Asia for Animals Conference 2014
The Asia for Animals Conference has finally drawn to a close, and was a huge success!
We are delighted that Mr. K Shanmugam, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, graced the opening of the conference as the Guest of Honour.
Opinions were exchanged, ideas were shared, and more importantly, the fight for animal welfare has made great strides through this conference.
One highlight was Megan's keynote speech during the opening ceremony. This plucky 10 year old touched many hearts when she stood in front of over 350 guests and members of the media, to share her passion and commitment to help.
Together with her parents, Megan has designed and printed notebooks with 4 different illustrations. These notebooks are printed by A' Zone Corporation, and are 100% eco-friendly.
Grab yours today at the ACRES SHOP, or at one of our upcoming roadshows!
GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR THE FIRST EVER WILDLIFE RESCUE AND EDUCATION CENTRE IN LAO PDR
ACRES and Lao Zoo are delighted to announce the start of construction of the Lao Wildlife Sanctuary - the first Wildlife Rescue and Education Centre in Lao PDR. Located at the Lao Zoo in Ban Keun and managed by ACRES, the Lao Wildlife Sanctuary will provide refuge to animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Read more about this exciting new project here.
RESCUE STORY OF THE MONTH, NOVEMBER 2013:
LOUIS & DISCO, THE JAVAN MYNAS
Louis and Disco were found stuck to each other in front of a restaurant on Cuppage Road. It looked as though the poor birds had, like so many other animals, fallen victim to a cruel glue trap. They'd managed to free themselves from the trap, but not from each other! While Disco was not too badly affected, Louis had to go through a series of cleaning sessions to remove the glue. He proved to be a true fighter and one of our most cooperative patients so far! We're glad that both birds have been successfully released back to the wild, with no lasting damage. Thank you to the restaurant staff who called on us to help Louis and Disco!
ACRES strongly opposes use of glue traps/boards for trapping any animals, as it is an inhumane method that has been banned in several countries. Sadly, most animals who get trapped on glue boards are not as fortunate as Louis and Disco, and die a painful, lingering death.
Please give a rescued wild animal a second chance at life. Find out more here.
BE AN ANIMAL BENEFACTOR!
For as little as $1 a day, you can be directly responsible for giving a rescued animal a chance at a happy and healthy life. Among the many residents we have at the AWRC, choose to sponsor between Spongebob the Star Tortoise, Cyclops the Pig-Nosed Turtle, Stubby the Ball Python or Kanmani the Green Iguana!
Give a rescued wild animal a second chance at life. Find out more here.
Help save the surviving dolphins at Resorts World Sentosa
One more wild-caught dolphin that Resorts World acquired for their marine life park attraction has died. The death toll - so far - is 3 dolphins.
Please don’t let Wen Wen and the other 2 dolphins die in vain.
Please take action now to help the remaining 24 dolphins. Join our call to send them back to the wild www.saddestdolphins.com