TACN is a volunteer run charity aimed at improving animal welfare in China and promoting a healthy and cruelty-free lifestyle worldwide.

Our Vision

A world where all animals are respected and treated with kindness by people.

Our Mission

Promote humane behaviour towards animals by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for animals which are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage.

Educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals, and raise awareness of veganism and the benefits of living a cruelty-free lifestyle via campaigns, projects, collaborations and events.

Our Core Values

  • Quality of care
  • Compassion for both animals and people
  • Integrity
  • Respect and value
  • Strategic approach
  • Transparency and accountability


Grace Han

Grace Han

Founder and Managing Director

Grace got involved with charitable works for animals since a young age. Her dedication to the cause is driven by the tragedy of losing family pets to the cat and dog meat trade in China. Since 2012 Grace has helped, mentored and provided training to many local animal welfare groups in China.

Carys Bennett

Co-founder and Trustee

Carys has more than 10 years of volunteering experiences for various charities and not-for-profit groups in the UK and abroad. She went to China for the first time in May 2013, after visiting some of the local animal shelters in Beijing and Kunming she returned to the UK and co-founded TACN with Grace.

Mariya Kuznetsova

Regional and Event Manager

Mariya has lived in Beijing for over 5 years, she joined TACN in 2015 as a volunteer. She has helped the management team organise and host many educational events and workshops. Since 2015 Mariya has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed many animals including dogs, cats and wildlife.

John Prescott


John has been involved in vegan outreach educational projects in local UK groups since 2013. He was one of the people who set up the Leicester vegan challenge programme which has since gained a lot of support from local communities.

Join the team

If you are passionate about helping animals, have a positive attitude towards veganism or perhaps you are a vegan already, we would love to hear from you. We are always on the look out for talents to join the team.

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Our Work

Initiate Change

We start our animal welfare campaigning work at the grassroots connecting local animal shelter operators and rescuers with volunteers and create opportunities for communication and learning.

We set examples by being a vegan organisation, embedding our messages deep within the general public through positive vegan themed social events and campaigns.

Concerted Efforts

We develop programmes and projects to connect the existing local Chinese groups to encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange and to combine resources. There are many existing local animal welfare groups and individuals across China, by creating more opportunities for connections, we will help these groups and individuals grow and improve.


We bring knowledge and information about the welfare of animals and people to the general public, embedding valuable and informative educational materials in local community development. Help people improve the quality and standard of their lives through our tailor-made educational programmes while promoting cruelty-free living, to improve the relationship between people and animals.

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