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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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Animal groups smell a rat on government health food claims

On July 27, EAST and legislator Lin Shu-Fen held a joint press conference at the Legislative Yuan to condemn a Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) plan to expand the scope of animal testing for health food claims.
megamouth shark

Mega-threat: new report issues stark warning for rare shark species

On July 7, the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) published a comprehensive evidence-based report with recommendations for the Taiwanese government to protect the megamouth shark, one of the world’s most rarely-encountered shark species.
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EAST calls for boycott of cage duck eggs

In September 2019, the Environmental & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) held a press conference to release footage exposing the life of laying ducks on Taiwan’s caged duck farms, attracting widespread attention and support. In response, the Legislative Yuan passed a budgetary resolution calling for the Council of Agriculture to establish animal welfare guidelines for waterfowl and a transition plan for caged duck farmers.

社團法人台灣動物社會研究會 All rights reserved by EAST 立案證號:台內社字第八九〇九四〇〇號 法人登記證號:105證他字第232號 (02)22369735~6 eastfree@east.org.tw 台北市中正區羅斯福路四段162號3樓之3 劃撥帳號:19461051 戶名:社團法人台灣動物社會研究會 網站協力:拾穗者文化