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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 companion animals, farm animals, wildlife and experimental animals, we actively engage in many environmental issues. We also promote freedom of government information, and lobby for the improvement of existing legislation, with better citizen participation in public policy-making in Taiwan.


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Outrage over attempt to import 18 endangered giraffes into Taiwan

On July 7, TSPCA, EAST and TAEA held a second press conference to reveal four damning findings from their cross-border investigation, and provided concerning evidence that Taiwan may be implicated in illegal wildlife trafficking.
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EAST demands end to live poultry trade

On July 2, the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) launched a landmark campaign to end Taiwan’s live poultry trade, demanding urgent action from Taiwanese authorities to protect animal welfare and human health.
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Taiwan upgrades laying hen animal welfare guidelines

Taiwan has revised its official guidelines for laying hen welfare for the first time since they were introduced in 2015, delivering substantial animal welfare improvements for laying hens.

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