Posts Tagged ‘bear farming’

Historic agreement between Animals Asia and Vietnam government to shut down the bear bile industry!

Best news ever for Vietnam’s moon bears was announced in August: a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam’s government that makes it illegal for private households to keep moon bears in captivity. This should bring an end to the horrific bear bile industry in Vietnam forever.
The 1000 bears currently caught up in this industry will need to find new homes in sanctuaries by 2023. These sanctuaries need to be built…. and that means $$ – OUR DONATIONS are needed more than ever to help make this happen as quickly as possibly. 
READ MORE about this historic event, and more, in our latest newsletter 

Bazan & Wendles had to wait 10 years before they could play together

Some wonderful news coming out of Animals Asia’s sanctuaries as recently rescued bears are overcoming their traumatic and abusive pasts and learning to play.  
CLICK BELOW to read more of Jigsaw’s June Newsletter 

please consider making a donation to Jigsaw’s Bear Care Club before June 30

Historic Step forward in Traditional Medicine for Vietnam

REMEMBER Tuesday September 22 2015 as a very special and auspicious day indeed! Today Animals Asia signed a pledge with the Vietnamese Traditional Medicine Association to end the use of bear bile in traditional medicine by 2020. This has been achieved through the co-operative endeavours of TMA Vietnam & Animals Asia including the collection of scientific data highlighting the detrimental and often deadly effects of using infected bile plus delivery of educational programmes and literature for medical practitioners, highlighting the successful substitution of herbal alternatives. Their concerted efforts are reflected in the reduction in numbers of practitioners still using bear bile.

PledgeSigning Hanoi

Signing the pledge!

Eight of Jigsaw’s supporters are currently in Vietnam and about visit Jigsaw and his bear buddies!

But to be invited to join in the witnessing of this historic day was an extraordinary privilege!

Sal & Jill Hanoi 2015

Jill Robinson, founder of Animals Asia with Sally, founder of Adopt A Moon Bear holding our mascot bears, Fuzzi Bum and Minnie J

CONGRATULATIONS TO JILL, TUAN AND ALL THE ANIMALS ASIA TEAM FOR THEIR PASSIONATE COMMITMENT TO END THIS APPALLING INDUSTRY.