Our Campaign Story

ends 07 Dec 2018, 11:59 PM

51 Indian star tortoises have flown safely to India after the send-off ceremony that happened on 26 November 2018! They are currently in the acclimatisation enclosure to ensure a safe and sustainable release back into the protected wild. Not only will these victims of the illegal wildlife trade be given a second chance, but the repatriation project will also send a strong message against the illicit and cruel wildlife trade.

As a non-profit organisation running solely on donations, YOU have a crucial part in making this possible! ALL donations will be used to fund our repatriation project that includes expenses such as transportation, veterinary tests, permits, animal care and monitoring equipment.

Your donation can also make other repatriation projects possible to give a second chance to the rescued animals currently housed at ACRES. Be a voice for the animals today!

(The photos of the protected wild and acclimatisation enclosure can be viewed above!)

The Illegal Wildlife Trade of Indian Star Tortoises

We talk about illegal wildlife trade a lot at ACRES but do you know the sheer scale of it and the cruelty involved within it? Estimated 10,000 to 20,000 Indian star tortoises are poached from the wild and smuggled every year out of India to meet the demand for exotic pets in countries including Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

Fight animal cruelty by making a contribution today!

About The Charity

ACRES is a pioneering Singapore-based charity with a sole aim to advocate for an end to animal cruelty in our own backyard. With Singapore's first facility dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and injured native wild animals we speak up for more animals via our five focus areas: Tackling Wildlife Crime in Singapore, Humane Education, Promoting Cruelty-Free Living, Community Outreach, and Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation.

Since our founding in May 2001, ACRES has helped effect several environmental shifts that pushed Singapore forward in the animal protection movement. Alongside collaborative efforts with governmental agencies, we seek to nurture a responsible society from grassroots level to the individual homes where animals are treated with compassion and respect.


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