Deborah Halpern is a proud advocate and ambassador for Animals Asia. Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change.
They work to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China. Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears, caring for them at its award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.
Animals Asia also works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve the welfare of companion animals, promote humane population management and prevent the cross border export of “meat dogs” in Asia.
In addition, Animals Asia campaigns for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Asia, and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.
Today, with her sculptural pieces fetching handsome sums, Halpern donates $5,000 to $25,000 annually to any number of charitable organisations and causes.