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The Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization campaigning for improvements for animals, people and the environment in Taiwan. EAST was established in 1999. We believe that human welfare is closely linked with animal welfare and environmental protection.

We aim to address the roots of problems. Our research uncovers cruelties and injustices that society would otherwise not be aware of. We also believe that effective change needs to happen at a legislative level as well as through awareness-raising and institutional education.

Besides advocating for better welfare for farmed animals, experimental animals, wildlife and companion animals, we actively engage in relevant environmental issues. We also support freedom of government information and greater citizen participation in public policy-making in Taiwan.


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Taiwan’s climate legislation embraces plant-based eating

Taiwan’s flagship climate bill has passed the legislature featuring new requirements for the Taiwanese government to promote low-carbon diets – with specific reference to plant-based foods. The bill passed the third reading on January 10.
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Survey finds majority of Taiwanese want laws to better protect animals used for food

Taiwan’s first survey of attitudes towards the welfare of animals used for food production has found eight in ten people believe standard industry practices cause animals to suffer, while more than 80% of people believe there are links between animal welfare and food safety or zoonotic diseases.
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Temple turtles freed at last

After decades in captivity, the five remaining sea turtles held in Dayi Temple in Penghu have finally been returned to their ocean home.
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