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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.


farmed animal welfare battery cages cage-free McDonald's

EAST announces fast food animal welfare benchmark

On October 19, the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) unveiled the results of its first animal welfare benchmark of the fast food industry. The benchmark ranks Taiwan’s five leading multinational fast food companies on their treatment of laying hens.
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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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