Posts Tagged ‘moonbears’

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

Woo Hoo! My 2016 puzzle is completed!

HUGE thank you’s from me and Jigsaw!!! Our commitment to cover all of Jigsaw’s annual living expenses and share of sanctuary costs is a huge burden lifted off the shoulders of Animals Asia. Your care and generosity always overwhelms me ….. and of course, DELIGHTS Jigsaw!!  If you haven’t already donated, don’t feel that you have missed out! Jigsaw is always up for some extra “presents” under his Christmas tree which he will happily share with the newly rescued bears – some of whom are desperately in love of TLC xxx 

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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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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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Woo Hoo! Adoptamoonbear is 4 years old!

Hi everyone! I can hardly believe that this December marks four years since I started Adoptamoonbear and 3 years since we raised the initial $14,500 to rescue  Jigsaw.  Over these 4 years YOU have helped raise over $40,000 to keep our commitment to care for Jigsaw. Little did I realise how wonderfully supportive so many of you would be. **A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have donated, encouraged and inspired me on this journey!**   Please click here to read our latest newsletter and please, share it on Facebook and forward to your friends!

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When Jigsaw first arrived at Tam Dao Bear Rescue Centre, there were only 39 bears.  Four years on there are 107 – a whopping increase –  all rescued from bear-bile trade or cubs rescued from smugglers (probably destined for the same awful fate).  AAF’s Rescue Centre has had to expand considerably to accommodate the bears, which translates to more funds required to build enclosures, vet facilities etc and cover increasing management costs.  This is why it is so important that we keep our commitment to care for Jigsaw, so that AAF can focus on caring for other bears and rescuing more from this abhorrent industry.

Our last post mentioned Dickie Bear Dugmore’s wonderful poem about his life in House 10.  Now there is a most delightful reading of the poem by English actress Rula Lenska, so click here to listen and watch this memorable video.

And check out this photo story of clever bear Wang Cai who decides to be Mr Handy Bear when his swing broke – Priceless!!

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With only 30 or so pieces of puzzle to go, can I ask you to consider sending the bears a little extra Christmas cheer with a donation to AAMB – perhaps in lieu of a present for someone who already appreciates the abundance in their life…… And wishing you all a MERRY BEARY CHRISTMAS with your family and friends!  x Sal & Jigsaw


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Woo! Hoo! Our puzzle is finished!

WOO HOO !! WE’VE DONE IT !! Jigsaw has romped over the finish line for his 2012 puzzle,with a bit of extra cash on his rump!

We have taken our total – in just over 3 years – to $33,000 – 80% through this website, with your personal donations.

Thank you to all of you who supported – and continue to support –  Jigsaw’s Bear Care Club!YOU make it FUN to care for our bear! And every $ you donate makes it easier for Animals Asia to care for Jigsaw… and reach out to other bears needing their help…

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Don’t Worry! If you missed out donating your piece of THIS puzzle, there will be another one along sooooon!!

And if you live in Melbourne, then come along to my Trash’n’Treasure sale this Sunday, March 3 at Camberwell Rotary TnT market. Lots of pre-loved goodies and…… a peek look at some merchandise!!  The wonderful Anne Leon of Byron Bay has produced some beautiful moon bear artwork for us to use on tea-towels and other goodies. Come along and get yours this Sunday!!

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