Posts Tagged ‘Jill Robinson’

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

Huge honour for Sal & AAMB ! We receive an award for excellence & creativity in FuNraising!!

Animals Asia recently bestowed 4 awards per major donor country to acknowledge the efforts of their enthusiastic fundraisers! 
Sal & Adoptamoonbear received one of only 2 awards given to individuals for their outstanding contributions towards fundraising along with commitment to bringing awareness to the plight of the bear-bile farmed bears.
Plus 2 more bears rescued at Easter! Welcome home to Wendles and Bazan who had to endure 6 extra long and painful years waiting for the farmer to release them into the care of  Animals Asia!. 
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE IN MY LATEST NEWSLETTER!

 

 

TEN bears rescued in one month!

Hi everyone,

Click the link to read my latest newsletter

Even in the few days since I wrote it,  SIX more bears have been rescued in Vietnam from truly terrible existences.  Please make a donation today to help all the bears receive the care they deserve!

And there’s only 6 pieces left in my puzzle!!!! Woo Hoo!! So don’t miss out!!

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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.

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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!

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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.

13 bears rescued as Quang Ninh province declares the bear-bile farm industry closed – Hopefully the remaining bears will follow soon.

In November 2014 Animals Asia stepped up its campaign to rescue 49 bears being kept in appalling conditions on bile farms, in the renowned World Heritage area of Halong Bay in the province of Quang Ninh…

But by March 2015, 30 bears had already died, leaving 19.

But then (also in March), the Quang Ninh provincial government suddenly decreed that all bear-bile farms in the region (including Halong Bay) would be closed and the remaining 38 bears across the province (including the remaining 19 above) would be given into the care of Animals Asia sanctuary. Alas the wheels turn slowly and more bears have died while the authorities sort it out with the not-very-cooperative bear farmers.

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Already 26 bears out of 27 had died on one farm, thankfully the last remaining bear was amongst the lucky ones to be rescued this past week. His name Song Sot means Last Survivor. We can only hope that he does…
Two bears required a Sea Rescue!

Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson wrote: My heart broke when I saw the awful condition of these two bears. Simon is a bear you can’t help but fall in love with, but his condition is just pitiful. He can barely stand and his teeth were literally falling out of his head. He’s a broken bear …..”

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A further 10 bears were successfully removed to safety by end of last week in June but 2 bears were not released by their farmers. Reluctantly Animals Asia staff had to leave them behind – hopefully the chance to rescue them will come very soon.

Below is “Possum” showing just how life SHOULD be for a moon bear.
With your support we can make this come true!  Please donate to Jigsaw’s Bear Care Club @ Adoptamoonbear today!
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Happy 5th RESCUE birthday Jigsaw!

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the “long drought” between blog posts! (If you like my site please send me an email and I will put you on the newsletter mail-out. I seem to get that out much more regularly than my blog!)

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I can hardly believe Jigsaw has been at Animals Asia Tam Dao bear sanctuary for FIVE YEARS – that’s HALF his LIFETIME!!! (as much as we can know how old he is…but that makes him roughly 10 years old!) Five years ago, beginning late 2009 and ending in mid-December 2010, supporters like you raised the $14,500 needed to rescue him from his horrific life on a bear-bile farm in southern Vietnam.

It’s been a huge year for Animals Asia: new challenges, lots of achievements and some great milestones to celebrate. From being entrusted with the care of 130 bears from a closed bear-bile farm to helping prevent over $500,000 worth of bear-bile products being sold per year!  Not to mention the building of several new enclosures at Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary where Jigsaw lives! Great news for bears!  Read more about this action-packed year here!

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After we completed the puzzle listed in the previous post I decided to hold off on Jigsaw’s new puzzle until start of 2015. Instead we concentrated on raising money for the 130 bears at the new Nanning sanctuary – where having access to daily food and water was a luxury for these poor tortured animals.

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With donations throughout the year and a considerable flourish towards the end of the year we have been able to achieve the above so THANK YOU to those of you who Care for the Bears and support me in this fundraising!

BTW you have a small window of opportunity to make a donation with greater impact: Between now and Dec 31 2014 a generous benefactor of Animals Asia will match your donation so please consider making a donation before the year’s end.

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You can keep up with all news bear by following Animals Asia’s Facebook page!  Lots of news, lots of lovely photos!

Merry Christmas everyone and looking forward to welcoming you back on board with Jigsaw in 2015!