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Animals Asia
05/29/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
A very very special #MoonBearMonday for you. Remember Bazan & Wendles' rescue from this horrific cage - less than two months ago?

Play the video to see them now. Finally together. Finally happy.

Bigger, stronger and smilier since we saw them last - the team at our Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre have done an amazing job.

And you.

If you donated towards their rescue, shared their plight and...
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Frances Hilton
Jeanette Carter
Laura RaRa
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
05/26/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Since finally deciding to join the rest of the world in 2017, these sleepy moon bears have been taking it easy. Some light splashing in the pool and gentle wrestling with old friends - clearly bears who enjoy sleeping for four months at a time can't be rushed.

Not every moon bear wants or needs to experience "winter dormancy" - a kind of semi-hibernation - but those that do are supplied with...
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Kathryn Hansen
Sharon Saunders
Otilia Domínguez
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
05/26/2017 at 09:23. Facebook
The Lunar New Year 2017 was celebrated with firecrackers, cymbals and dragon dances, but these moon bears didn't notice any of it.

They had already begun their semi-hibernation, known as "winter dormancy", and now - four months later - they've just decided to join us all in the Year of the Rooster.

Welcome back little moon bears.
The Lunar New Year 2017 was celebrated with firecrackers cymbals and dragon

These sleepy bears have just woken up in the year of the rooster – four months late

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Anna Pinguey
Roberta Delgadillo
Eileen Goodman
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
05/25/2017 at 09:13. Facebook
The bear bile industry is on its last legs in Vietnam. It will end, and when it does, there will be around 1,000 bears in need of homes.

One part of the solution to that issue will be up-skilling government run rescue centres to have the skills they need to give abused animals the care they deserve.

They already had the compassion, thanks to a recent training session with an Animals Asia...
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The bear bile industry is on its last legs in Vietnam It

When resources are limited – endless love is needed to help rescued bears

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Lynda Brown
Miomojo
Tessa Buckley
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
05/24/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Last week's rumours have created a great deal of uncertainty in the run up to this year's Yulin dog meat festival. This piece looks at all the information we have to hand and draws what conclusions we can.

It's a fairly confusing picture, but it makes one thing crystal clear - the only way we can be sure to end Yulin, is to stop dog meat eating everywhere all the time - 365 days a year,...
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Last weeks rumours have created a great deal of uncertainty in the

Yulin festival: what we know, what he hear and what we fear

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Jaimee Conn
Virginia Jarrell
Maria Kissias
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
05/24/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
The shot of Tuffy relaxing on a hammock, while moon bear mates Mischa and Lexi play in the pool, sums up what sanctuary is all about.

It's about freedom from pain and fear. It's about safety, comfort and stimulation - and it's about the choice to spend time as you feel.

In Tuffy's case, that sometimes means being a little naughty and choosing not to return indoors to the dens at night time....
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The shot of Tuffy relaxing on a hammock while moon bear mates
Rhonda Mary Heyman
Ruth Shaw
Colleen Dunn
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
05/24/2017 at 07:37. Facebook
Vegan Love, written by Animals Asia's very own Maya Gottfried, is an excellent read for anyone interested in cruelty-free lifestyles.

Maya says: "the truth is simply that when we set our minds to living a life that excludes cruelty to animals, everything else tends to fall into place."

And that is undoubtedly true, but it doesn't hurt to have a little bit of advice to help smooth out the...
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Vegan Love written by Animals Asias very own Maya Gottfried is an

Five rules for finding love when living a cruelty-free lifestyle

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Diana Pope Hofer
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
05/22/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Very happy to see the UK press paying attention to the animal abuse taking place at Vietnam's Monkey Island.

This facility - based within a UNESCO-accredited wildlife park - is a serious breach of the organisation's own regulations. We need to put all the pressure we can on them to ensure they end the cruelty and set an example for the rest of the country to follow.

If you haven't already...
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Very happy to see the UK press paying attention to the animal

Queenie the circus monkey bites her own feet to cope with fear

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Wendy Stafford
Della Edwards
Lisa Miramontes Rodriguez
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
05/22/2017 at 07:57. Facebook
Something amazing happened at our China sanctuary last week. This grainy shot of brown bear Poupouce is a rare photo showing something nobody at the sanctuary had ever seen before: an adult brown bear climbing a tree.

There is a common misconception that adult brown bears can't climb trees - their bodies are heavier than those of moon bears and their claws are adapted for making nests in the...
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Something amazing happened at our China sanctuary last week This grainy shot

RARE PHOTO: Brown bears can’t climb? Watch this, says Poupouce

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Yan Yan Sherry
Kate Brittlebank
Gayle Kelly
This is very positive: once again the Chinese public is calling out animal cruelty and demanding change. And such is their number and fury, they are being listened too.

While we cannot be sure that this particular zoo will fall into line with a much ignored government directive to end animal performances at zoos, there is a chance. Particularly as it feels right now like the whole country is...
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This is very positive once again the Chinese public is calling out

Animal performance suspended at zoo as Chinese demand change

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Shelley Fraser
Fiona Shell
Yvonne Huth
Fantastic news to share: musician Rick Wakeman has accepted our offer to become an Animals Asia UK Ambassador.

Not only is Rick incredibly talented, but he is a true friend of the moon bears who has already done so much to raise awareness and funds to help damaged bears recover from cruelty.

As an official ambassador, Rick will be able to help us reach an even larger audience and spread...
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Fantastic news to share musician Rick Wakeman has accepted our offer to

Legendary musician proud to be named new Animals Asia ambassador

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David Stephens
Linda Patchett
Cindy Steib
NEWS: An exciting breakthrough is being reported in the fight to end the Yulin dog meat festival in China.

Though there has been no official confirmation as yet - the good news is it is clear your voice is being heard and this cruel and criminal dog meat trade has few friends left.

But we must keep in mind that while dog and cat meat eating remains legal in China this fight is not over....
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NEWS An exciting breakthrough is being reported in the fight to end

NEWS: Animals Asia advises caution over reports of Yulin dog meat festival ban.

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Heidi Schietaert
Julie S McGee
Tim Kenington
Loved this story from Vietnam of "Mama Squirrel" - feeder and defender of her local park squirrels. What a hero.
Loved this story from Vietnam of Mama Squirrel feeder and defender of

Meet Mama Squirrel

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Kel Rentsch
Denise Goodwin Newman
Charmaine Pretorius
Coco and Yogi have always been together - but not like they are now.

For 15 long years they were kept side by side on a bear bile farm. Each in a tiny cage, unable to communicate or touch, but aware of each other - together, but apart.

When rescued by Animals Asia, that shared nightmare ended and a shared future began. Now they really are together. They can touch, wrestle, play, swim,...
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Coco and Yogi have always been together but not like they are now

Bear in the Picture: Coco and Yogi – together through thick and thin

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Gabijan Szennyei
Anors Jan
Jeanette Carter
An excellent piece from our friends at One Green Planet. The irony of a moon bear being the Winter Games mascot while bear bile farming continues across Asia - including the host country, Korea - can only increase awareness.

The more people who learn about bears and what is done to them, the more opposition to the industry there will be.
An excellent piece from our friends at One Green Planet The irony

South Korea’s Olympic Mascot is Adorable – But Ignores the Dark Truth About Bear Bile Farming

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Tracey Murfett
Giles Gallie
Otilia Domínguez
Since being rescued from a bear bile farm, Tuffy has been on an incredible journey and caught the world's attention when footage of him happily splashing in his pool went viral.

But of course, that wasn't the end for Tuffy. The road to overcoming horrific cruelty like bear bile farming is neither short nor straightforward and not every day has been full of joy.

But Tuffy's life keeps...
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Since being rescued from a bear bile farm Tuffy has been on

Joy, friendship and huffs: what happened next for this famous splashing bear

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Tessa Buckley
Claire Reichstein
Sharon Ferguson
I don't think anyone can forget Tuffy. This moon bear's sheer joy at being rescued from a bear bile farm went viral with millions around the world delighting in his happy splashing - and many learning about bile farm cruelty at the same time.

Since then, Tuffy has been making friends and now lives in a community with 15 other rescued bears.

Having seen Tuffy at his happiest, millions think...
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Jeanette Carter
Angela Jack
Otilia Domínguez
A new study by the University of Florida has confirmed what we all knew - dogs can provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, just as they do for us.

“Our research shows that having a pet dog present when a child is undergoing a stressful experience lowers how much children feel stressed out,” one researcher said.

“Because we know that learning to deal with stress in...
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A new study by the University of Florida has confirmed what we

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I love pets
The reaction to our earlier posts about the dogs and macaques suffering at a UNESCO-accredited national park in Vietnam has been humbling.

Thank you to everyone has signed and shared. If you haven't yet, please do so now and give these animals a second chance.

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The reaction to our earlier posts about the dogs and macaques suffering

Local charity desperate to rescue lame dog from cruel animal circus

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Hieu Nguyen
Valerie Bell
Lisa Hickling
This scared dog clearly tries to avoid jumping through the flaming hoop, but the ringmaster forces her to go through with it.

This animal cruelty is taking place at a UNESCO-backed national park in Vietnam, but it doesn't have to be this way.

Local animal organisation YeuDongVat Foundation (YDV) has made an open offer to rescue and find homes for ALL the dogs at the circus.

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Vanessa Stone
Chanell Anderson
Carol Pentz