The Asia for Animals podcast

The Asia for Animals podcast

The Asia for Animals podcast - A united voice for Asia’s animals. The podcast where you can learn about work to protect animals across Asia. Brought to you by the Asia for Animals Coalition!

Episodes

July 10, 2024 72 mins

Have you heard about South Korea's recent announcement to ban the dog meat trade and want to learn more? Are you curious to understand the dog meat trade in Asia, and the situation across Asia in general?

We caught up with Lola Webber from Humane Society International to provide you with an overall understanding of the dog meat trade in Asia, and what the recent ban announcement in South Korea entails. Join us to discover what th...

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We dive deep into the world of development banks and their role in financing factory farming. Our special guest, Alessandro Ramazzotti from the International Accountability Project, sheds light on the intricate web of funding, the loopholes being exploited, and the vital work of the Stop Financing Factory Farming coalition (S3F). In this insightful conversation, Alessandro explains the mission and goals of the International Accoun...

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The illegal wildlife trade seems impossible to overcome, and is harming millions of animals and our ecosystems around the world. In this episode we ask the question - is it possible to stop illegal trade of wild animals? Joining us today is Karmele Llano Sanchez, from Yayasan International Animal Rescue Indonesia. Karmele will be sharing with us how they managed to dramatically slow, and almost stop the illegal trade of Asia’s myst...

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Join long time AfA Coalition core member organization Born Free Foundation (BFF) to discover the challenges faced by a vast number of wild animals being kept and traded as pets.

Dr. Mark Jones and Chris Lewis of BFF take us deep into this global issue, as well as their multi-pronged approach to find solutions.

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To celebrate International Turtle Day, delve into the fascinating world of turtles!

Learn more about these amazing animals in this episode, from their shells, to their navigation skills and parental care, you'll also learn about the threats that they face and conservation initiatives that have helped save endangered populations! 

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In this episode, we delve into the nuances of animal welfare advocacy in Latin America with Luis Sarmiento, Founder and Director of Proyecto ALA. With a rich background in animal welfare and protection, Luis shares his insights on the challenges and strategies employed in Latin America and discusses the parallels with Asian efforts in policy advocacy.

The conversation explores the importance of global policy forums, effective strat...

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May 8, 2024 56 mins

To round up International Macaque Week 2024, we explore the vital work of Social Media Animal Cruelty Coalition (SMACC) member organizations Lady Freethinker and Action for Primates in combating the exploitation of macaques in online cruelty content. We discuss the global reach of this issue and the challenges faced by animal advocates in getting social media platforms to take down abusive content. Find out more about our guest or...

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May 7, 2024 8 mins

In celebration of International Macaque Day, we're featuring quick macaque tales from a variety of macaque people - a new, personal story each day! Today we hear from Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel, Senior Science Advisor, PETA.

Learn more at www.macaquecoalition.com/international-macaque-week

 

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May 6, 2024 5 mins

In celebration of International Macaque Day, we're featuring quick macaque tales from a variety of macaque people - a new, personal story each day! Today we hear from Cris Armengol from the Gibbon Conservation Society.

Learn more at www.macaquecoalition.com/international-macaque-week

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May 5, 2024 12 mins

In celebration of International Macaque Day, we're featuring quick macaque tales from a variety of macaque people - a new, personal story each day! Today we hear from anthropologist Professor Erin Riley.

Learn more at www.macaquecoalition.com/international-macaque-week

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May 4, 2024 11 mins

In celebration of International Macaque Day, we're featuring quick macaque tales from a variety of macaque people - a new, personal story each day! Today we hear from Amanda Yonica of the Asia for Animals Coalition.

Learn more at www.macaquecoalition.com/international-macaque-week

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May 3, 2024 6 mins

In celebration of International Macaque Day, we're featuring quick macaque tales from a variety of macaque people - a new, personal story each day! Today we hear from Dr. Kurnia Ilham, who studies interactions between humans and macaques.

Learn more at www.macaquecoalition.com/international-macaque-week

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May 2, 2024 7 mins

In celebration of International Macaque Day, we're featuring quick macaque tales from a variety of macaque people - a new, personal story each day! Today we hear from Dr. Jo Leen Yap, founder of Langur Project Penang.

Learn more at www.macaquecoalition.com/international-macaque-week

 

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Today is the start of International Macaque Week (IMW), and what better way to start this week than learning all about these wonderful primates? Learn more about macaque communication, social bonds, motherhood, cognitive abilities, tool use (including flossing!) and much more in this episode.

Originally created by Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation, this year, the AfA Macaque Coalition is helping to coordinate and reinvigor...

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April 23, 2024 46 mins

Warzones are undoubtedly some of the most devastating and chaotic environments one can imagine. Nowzad, an organization committed to animal welfare in conflict zones, has fearlessly undertaken the challenging task of working in war-ravaged regions such as Ukraine and Afghanistan.

Despite the inherent dangers, their dedicated team has been relentless in their efforts to rescue and enhance the well-being of animals affected by these ...

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How can animal advocates create a future where justice for animals is the global standard? Join us for a compelling discussion with Dr. Sabine Brels, founder of World Animal Justice (WAJ).

WAJ is spearheading a movement to bring "crimes against animality" into international law, mirroring the protections afforded to humans and the environment. In this episode of the AfA Policy Coalition podcast, you'll discover WAJ's bold vision fo...

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What is social media animal cruelty content and how do organizations work to tackle this enormous issue? This episode, brought to you by our SMACC working group, will introduce how to spot some different forms of animal cruelty content, as well as exploring the interventions being taken by NGOs to find solutions, all through conversation with our coalition member, ACRES, from Singapore.

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Have you ever heard of kopi lukak? Or civet cat coffee? Yes? Then this podcast will reveal more insights into the creatures behind the trade. Join us on the first episode of Asia's Wildlife Rescuers with Jes Hooper of The Civet Project, and fall in love with this cryptic and beautiful creature, and learn what you can do to help save them!

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March 27, 2024 55 mins

How can the movement for animals in Asia best utilize the growing body of research? In this first episode hosted by our Capacity in Animal Protection Coalition team, we had a great, in depth conversation to uncover just that. Good Growth and Faunalytics have a strong partnership which aims to bring advocates the highest quality research to bolster their legitimacy and amplify their messages.

Here, Ella Wong, Head of Projects and Op...

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March 19, 2024 40 mins

Announcement! We are happy to introduce the newest project of AfA Coalition, One Life.

One Life aims to be a database of education resources which NGOs can use to promote concepts of animal sentience at the deepest level, to help new generations understand the ways in which animals share many cognitive and emotional abilities as well as needs with humans, and therefore, why they deserve our respect and protection.

One Life resource...

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