Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, is founder and CEO of Animals Asia and founder of Dr Dog – Asia's first animal therapy programme. Jill has worked in Asia since 1985 and she was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth for Services to Animals in Asia in the June 1998 Queen's Birthday Honours List. Read more.
About Animal Asia Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. We promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change.
The Animals Asia team has been rescuing bears since 1994 and is the only organisation with a bear sanctuary in China. Jill Robinson is widely recognised as the world’s leading expert on the cruel bear bile industry, having campaigned against it since 1993.
Our work focuses on three major programmes:
End Bear Bile Farming Animals Asia works to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears – mainly moon bears but also sun bears and brown bears – kept on bile farms in China, and around 2,400 in Vietnam.
Cat and Dog Welfare Animals Asia works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China, and lobbies to improve the welfare of companion animals and promote humane population management.
Zoos and Safari Parks Animals Asia campaigns for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in China, and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.