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07/25/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Thousands of moon bears are trapped in a cycle of pain and abuse. Each one is helpless, locked in a tiny cage for decades and their body mutilated for traditional medicine.

Sadly, many people still don’t know about this cruelty.

But you can make a difference.

Just print out, fold and mail a paper bear and help create a powerful symbol of the abuse.

This symbol will be central as Animals... View more »
Thousands of moon bears are trapped in a cycle of pain and

Act now to help thousands of bears suffering in silence

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Sarah van Herpt
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Kathryn Newberry
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Animals Asia
07/25/2017 at 07:26. Facebook
We are all morally responsible for the world’s animals - that's the message from author and Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard.

From eating habits to festivals we are told certain behaviour is acceptable because it has always been this way.

But while tradition can explain human activities, it can never justify them.
We are all morally responsible for the world’s animals that's the message

Opinion: Why tradition can explain cruelty but can't justify it

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Jeanette Carter
Laureen Godin
Eileen Goodman
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
07/23/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
A good piece by the Washington Post on the historic deal to finally end bear bile farming in Vietnam. Does a good job of laying out the context, opportunities and challenges of the agreement, while never flinching from the harsh reality of the industry and why it must end.
A good piece by the Washington Post on the historic deal to

A big win for bears and a big loss for bear farmers

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Meeka Cee
Sharon Ferguson
Jill Allen
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
07/22/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
The active ingredient in bear bile - ursodeoxycholic acid, which is known to help liver and gall bladder conditions - has already been successfully synthesised and is used around the world.

Add to this, the fact that dozens of herbal alternatives are widely known and prescribed by traditional medicine practitioners and it is clear, not one bear needs to suffer any longer for bear bile. Not a... View more »
The active ingredient in bear bile ursodeoxycholic acid which is known to

Stop using bear bile, switch to better herbs - Star2.com

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Mary Green Wood
Wendy Coome
Barbara Beattie
Animals Asia
Animals Asia
07/21/2017 at 08:20. Facebook
It was way back in 1999 that Animals Asia first began working in Vietnam to tackle the bear bile industry. That first investigation had a profound effect - exposing the extreme cruelty that was killing bears across the country - and lead to change.

But so much more has been achieved since then, culminating in the historic agreement with the Vietnamese government to end bear bile farming and... View more »
It was way back in 1999 that Animals Asia first began working

From 4,300 caged bears on bile farms in Vietnam to a future with none

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Anna Zaccaron
Christine Searle
Sally Rodd
Since the contract was signed yesterday, people all over the world have welcomed the news that Vietnam plans to close every bear bile farm in the country. The reaction from supporters, organisations, diplomats, media and celebrities round the world has been incredible and shows that while there is much work ahead, together we can make this plan a reality and change the lives of 1,000 bears.
Since the contract was signed yesterday people all over the world have

Reaction: how the plan to rescue 1,000 bears was received

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Amazin LêThị
Julie Jeans
Caroline Gasmen Duncan
The Vietnam government yesterday signed a legally binding agreement with Animals Asia that will completely end bear bile farming in Vietnam and see every bear transferred to sanctuary.

For everyone whose hard work - sharing information, raising awareness, donating, fundraising and signing petitions - has led to this point, this video explains what you have achieved - and what remains to be done.
The Vietnam government yesterday signed a legally binding agreement with Animals Asia

Explained: what the landmark agreement means for 1,000 bears s...

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BREAKING NEWS: Animals Asia and the Vietnamese government have signed a legal agreement to end bear bile farming in the country and work together to save up to 1,000 bears still in cages.
BREAKING NEWS: Animals Asia and the Vietnamese government have signed a legal

BREAKING NEWS: Vietnam agrees plan to close all bear bile farms

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Lee Tomkins
Joanne Gore
Among the many cruelties bears endure on bile farms, the endless uncomfortable days of nothingness - stretching out for decades - take an enormous toll on their mental health.

Many rub their body parts off the iron bars of their tiny cages until the fur and skin is completely rubbed away - as if trying rub themselves away completely. These are utterly empty lives, punctuated only by the pain... View more »
Among the many cruelties bears endure on bile farms the endless uncomfortable

Give a bear a swing and make them very, very happy

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Lois Burkett
Sharon Ferguson
VOTE HERE: [ Australianethical.com.au Link ]

YOU can help potentially thousands of animals in just a few minutes.

In Indonesia thousands of animals languish in poor conditions in zoos and safari parks. Many are even forced to perform.
But Animals Asia's partner organisation Scorpion Foundation are making sure the cruelty doesn't stay hidden.

You can help by voting for their funding... View more »
VOTE HERE: YOU can help potentially thousands of animals in just a

It takes two clicks to help thousands of animals

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Things don't always go this smoothly. Just three months after being rescued from a decade on a bear bile farm, moon bears Bazan and Wendles are out on grass and have a new friend.

More experienced moon bear Rae is showing the newcomers the ropes, but considering all that they've suffered, they have adapted incredibly well to their new lives.

Their rehabilitation from 10 years of cruelty -... View more »
Things don't always go this smoothly Just three months after being rescued

10 years in a cage but now there is grass under their paws and...

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Mark Shadle
Roshini De Silva
We're so happy for Bazan and Wendles. Finally they have what they have always deserved - the sun on their backs, grass under their paws and friends at their side.

Just three months on from their rescue, these two amazing bears have taken to their new lives with relish. As if making up for the decade they lost in tiny cages, they have been playing with each other endlessly and exploring the... View more »
We're so happy for Bazan and Wendles Finally they have what they

PICS: After life on a bile farm, rescued bears enjoy the sun with their first new friend

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Jeanette Carter
Claire Reichstein
When we rescue a bear from a bile farm we make a lifetime commitment to each one - to make them free from pain and happy in the beautiful surrounds of our sanctuaries.

Please consider making a commitment to a bear today by joining our sponsorship programme. Find out more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

You can read about our founder Jill Robinson’s own commitment to these beautiful animals and her... View more »
When we rescue a bear from a bile farm we make a

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Melinda Mueller
Nora Klein
We know bear bile farming wreaks havoc on the bodies of its victims, but with every passing year and with each bear rescued the true scale of horror becomes more more apparent.

Recently moon bear Sophie became the latest bear to be confirmed blind at our China sanctuary. The fact that she is not alone is an alarm bell. At least 10 bears are blind at the sanctuary, while 60% live with... View more »
We know bear bile farming wreaks havoc on the bodies of its

A bear bile farm has finally taken Sophie’s sight – but not her life

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Angela Jack
Jill Davis
Wendy Burrell
Wonderful to see others arriving at the same conclusions we have: China's animal welfare advocates and wildlife defenders are numerous and growing every day.
Wonderful to see others arriving at the same conclusions we have: China's

Chinese Youth Embrace New Attitudes Toward Pets and Wildlife

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Ali Green
Emily Rainy
Moon bears are intensely fun-loving animals and what comes across very strongly at our sanctuaries is their innate sense of play. Whether swinging, wrestling, or in Abracadabra's case - blowing bubbles just for the sheer joy of it, watching the rescued bears play is utterly invigorating.

But Abracadabra's life wasn't always full of fun. She spent years trapped on a bear bile farm in China,... View more »
Moon bears are intensely fun loving animals and what comes across very

This rescued moon bear just loves blowing bubbles

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Jeanette Carter
Sue Tyson
Moon bear Kevin is an utterly wonderful character who we can't imagine life without. He's so playful, inquisitive and positive - and best of all, he always looks like he has a lovely big smile on his face.

It's been 11 years since Kevin was rescued from a bear bile farm in China and the unimaginable suffering he endured is long behind him. When he arrived he was scared, skinny and mutilated -... View more »
Moon bear Kevin is an utterly wonderful character who we can't imagine

Rescued moon bear Kevin is beautifully content

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For the #9Lives bears - Soul, Dieu, Chom Chom, Cloud, Xanadu, Wolfie, Song Be, Jane and Binh An - everything has changed.

10 days since being rescued from at least 10 years of agony on a bear bile farm they are beginning to settle into life at the sanctuary. During their 45 day quarantine period they will receive a tasty, nutritious diet, begin to build trust with their carers and be kept... View more »
For the 9Lives bears Soul Dieu Chom Chom Cloud Xanadu Wolfie Song

10 days after 10 years of agony - their lives have changed for...

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Nicola Kerr
Adrienne Doyle
YOU can help potentially thousands of animals in just a few minutes.

In Indonesia thousands of animals languish in poor conditions in zoos and safari parks. Many are even forced to perform.

But Animals Asia's partner organisation Scorpion Foundation are making sure the cruelty doesn't stay hidden.

Over the last year, their investigations have kept the issue prominent on social and... View more »
YOU can help potentially thousands of animals in just a few minutes

TAKE ACTION: Indonesian animals are in desperate need – but YOUR click can help

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Georgina Jane Petty
Susan McGregor
Over the last 10 years, Animals Asia's Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre has provided sanctuary for 186 bears - mostly rescued from bile farm cruelty - with 170 bears continuing to enjoy peaceful new lives there.

These new, pain-free lives are only possible thanks to compassionate people around the world who fund our work - you are the backbone of our organisation.

You gave a home to orphaned cubs... View more »
Over the last 10 years Animals Asia's Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre has

10 years of bear rescues - 186 bears saved

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