A charity I have long supported is Animals Asia (AnimalsAsia.org). They have these great programs where they educate the Asian public on the benefits of having and caring for domestic animals. It’s a proven fact that having an animal extends your life and when you touch an animal your heart rate slows and so does the animals (:
Animals Asia is also a leader in the fight to end the cruel practice of caging “black bears” for their entire lives. They do this to drain them of bile from their stomach. This is idiotic on top of cruel because the bile they use for a medicine can easily be replaced by a natural herb.