years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Our Moonie has been burning the torch at both ends, inspired by all the sporting events taking place in the UK this year; he‘s been in training to spread the word about the plight of the moon bears.
See him trying to master the sporting arts in our video above, which also includes exclusive footage of our Vietnam bear cubs Mara, Mausi, Olly, Clinton and Bradley, who are also working out in their own unique way to hone those important muscles and indulge in the competitive spirit!
Just like athletes, it‘s important to weigh the cubs regularly to make sure they are at their target weights (daily at first, then a few times a week, then monthly and finally, quarterly when they are adults.)
As you know, it is also extremely important that all the bears at our sanctuaries lead stimulating lives to help get them grow strong and healthy. When the cubs are very small, this includes enrichment such as small climbing structures, towels, browse and small rubber toys. As they get bigger, the cubs will also get food enrichment, including fresh fruit hidden in bamboo logs, tubes and rubber kongs, creating tasty but difficult-to-reach treats.
This enrichment means more than just giving the bears the chance to “play”. Along with suitable food, plenty of clean water and appropriate health care, enrichment is needed for their physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing, and helps them express their natural behaviour.
Your support makes all this possible – not just for these adorable feisty cubs featured in our video, but all our bears “athletes”– so that they have the diet, health care and all the stimulation they need to enjoy the sporting skills of climbing, swimming, wrestling and “gymnastics”!
Please help the cubs and our adult bears today!
Two easy ways to help:
1. Make an online donation through our secure server now to help End Bear Farming.
2. UK supporters – send a free sms donation:
Text the code BEAR12 £3, £5 or more to 70070:
EG: On your mobile, text: Bear12 £15
Send to 70070
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