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Saving Man’s Best Friend

The Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) is campaigning against the dog meat trade across Indonesia. The ongoing campaign was started in April 2014 and was inspired by the...

Coping in the Big Durian

Jakarta isn’t a city for everyone. Many of the problems aren’t unique to large cities in emerging economies: poor sanitation systems, pollution, and rampant...

Dying to Entertain

Despite research that shows dolphins to be highly sensitive and intelligent, numerous facilities in Bali continue to hold the cetaceans captive for commercial gain. With...

Dua Tangan Cukup: Actions from Across the Archipelago

A well-known artist makes a poster to raise funds for animal rights organizations. Ken Pattern’s name is synonymous with pen and ink drawings and lithographs of urban...

Natalie Stewart

Natalie Stewart

Meet Natalie Stewart. American-born animal lover, animal protector and one of the founders of Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN).   Natalie, where are you originally...

A pod of dolphins swim freely between Bali and Java free from traveling dolphin circuses and restaurant pools Photo by Mick Curley

The Tragedy of the Travelling Dolphins

“We just want to protect dolphins but we have to wear bullet proof vests? That’s ridiculous!” said Femke of the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) as 12...