Helping animals in Bali

Animals Australia

Animals Australia team

Last updated 30 May 2017

There are many compassionate people working tirelessly to make Bali a kinder and safer place for animals.

From saving sea turtles and monkeys from illegal wildlife sales, to rehabilitating ‘working’ horses and rescuing dogs from the dog meat trade — here are some of the hard-working groups dedicated to helping animals in Bali, and beyond…

Animal Aid Abroad »

Bali Sea Turtle Society »

Part of the Bali Sea Turtle Society's work involves rescuing and releasing confiscated turtles who have been illegally captured and sold in the wildlife trade.

Bali Street Dogs »

BARC: Bali Dog Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre »

BAWA: Bali Animal Welfare Association »

The 'carriage' horses on Gili Island are worked so hard and under such shocking conditions that their average lifespan is a mere 2 to 3 years.

Gili Eco Trust »

Jakarta Animal Aid Network »

An illegal trade in Balinese monkeys has arisen, where they are captured from the wild, 'trained', then forced to perform in the loud and very crowded busy streets for tourists.

Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project »

Villa Kitty »

This is no substitute for the open ocean. 'Australia for Dolphins' have also noted that there are reports the dolphins at Bali Wake resort are going blind due to the high level of chlorine used in the tiny pools.

Volunteer or pledge to travel kindly!

If you’re keen to do even more for the animals you might like to consider a volunteer-holiday. Many of the organisations listed above would love a helping hand with anything from feeding and walking, to cooking, cleaning or administrative duties. There’s something for every skill set!

If you’re not in a position to volunteer, you can still help animals while you’re travelling — check out our top tips for exploring the world compassionately, and take the pledge to be a kind traveller.

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