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).
The online auction has now closed but we just want to say a big thank you to everyone for taking part and making it such an amazing success. We'll be letting all our supporters know very soon the results of this auction.
This online auction is for supporters who cannot attend our UK events this June. The items listed here will be auctioned at our London event on 30 June. The email bids taken in this online auction will be considered at this event and the overall highest bid from either online or physical bidding will win on the night. We encourage you to make your highest bid before the event and we’ve indicated next to the auction item when each item will close for bidding.
How to bid Making a bid is simple and confidential. Just email here with your bid. Please make the subject line as ‘UK auction bid’ and include your name and a contact telephone number along with the lot number for the item you are bidding on and the amount you are bidding. We will get back to let you know if you are the highest bidder and to also let you know if you’ve been outbid. If you then want to increase your bid, just email us again. The current highest bids will not be updated after 9 am Monday 30 June, but please continue to bid by email and we’ll let you know if your bid is the highest up to 3.30 pm on Monday 30 June when this online auction closes.
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) Bed and Breakfast cottage, Surrey
Enjoy a week’s bed and breakfast in a twin/double room in this beautiful cottage, situated between Guildford and Woking in Surrey. The cottage provides a home from home for anyone wanting a relaxing break within easy access to RHS Wisley Gardens, Claremont Gardens, Clandon Park (National Trust) and Newlands Corner ( a local beauty spot). Polesden Lacey (National Trust) is about eight-miles away and nearby Guildford provides many of the attractions of a large Cathedral town with regular rail journeys to London Waterloo taking just 30 minutes.
Kindly donated by Kate Broad
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) One week’s holiday, near Albi, France
La Petite Maison, three-bedrooms (sleeps four to six). Private pool available
This delightful three-bedroom cottage has all its original features and is extremely comfortable in both winter and summer. Located in the heart of the village of Salvagnac, just 40 minutes from Albi and Toulouse airport, and with easy access to the D999 (halfway between Montauban and Gaillac). The village has a post office, small bank, garage, shop catering for everyday needs, patisserie, two hairdressers, pharmacy, pizzeria, antique shop, plus a good restaurant and bar.
Rabastens is the nearest large town, centuries old and lying next to the River Tarn. Just a ten minute drive away, it boasts a stunning Cathedral and museum. Full of character - a walk through the cobbled back streets is ‘a must’. There is a bustling local market in the main square every Saturday and Tuesday, and a large supermarket. No less than three wonderful restaurants to choose from, each with a reasonably priced ‘menu du jour’.
On the outskirts of Salvagnac, there is a tennis court and a lake for fishing plus two lakes for swimming. Nearby too, are riding facilities and three superb golf courses just 30 minutes away.
Kindly donated by Jennifer Gardner
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) One-week at the Andalucia Del Mar luxury beach apartment near Marbella
The Andalucia Del Mar two bedroom apartment is located right on the beach next to the world famous vacation resort of Puerto Banus and its renowned port and exclusive shopping. Situated in private gardens with a swimming pool, the apartment has two spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms, a sitting room and large balcony - all with stunning sea views. Just a short drive to the west of Marbella, Puerto Banus is a favourite resort for international celebrities, renowned for its impressive mountain backdrop and European blue flag beach. Holiday to be taken between Nov 08 and April 09. (Excluding flights.)
Kindly donated by Robbie Bartington
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) Weekend in central Edinburgh (12 September for three nights, self-catering apartment)
Just five minutes walk from Princes Street and 10 minutes from the Royal Mall, and Edinburgh Castle, this very comfortable and spacious first floor apartment has two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and everything you need for a great weekend in Edinburgh. A Scottish themed welcome pack will await you on your arrival, including a wee tipple (Could be a 'Dram' or a fine Scottish Wine)!
Kindly donated by Marisa Ippolito
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) Charlie Waite Poplar trees in early Autumn. The Lot. France. Charlie Waite is widely revered internationally as the doyen of landscape photographers. He says of this photograph: 'A brigadier sitting in the back of an auditorium where I was given a lecture shouted out ......"Damn fine bottle of Chardonay there in the middle' I am supposed to be observant and I had never noticed the perfectly proportioned bottle shape in the middle of the trees!
Kindly donated by Charlie Waite
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) Suzie Marsh original Moon Bear sculptures Suzie Marsh is renowned for her ceramic and bronze resin animals. Her work is noticeable for her skill in capturing the life and spirit of her subject and for her attention to detail - which will often reveal things about an animal which we had not previously noticed. She has undertaken many commissions both at home and abroad and is now recognised as a leader in the field of animal sculpture. Suzie has created a pair of Moon Bears bronze resin sculptures especially for Animals Asia. Standing approximately seven inches tall, they are truly a one-off.
Kindly donated by Suzie Marsh
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) “Purple Iris”, framed and signed print by Anne Power A beautiful signed print by Scottish artist and Animals Asia supporter Anne Power
Size 25x25 inches (approx)
Kindly donated by Anne Power
“Moon Bear” by Jo Oddie (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) Fabulous portrait of a Moon Bear by wildlife artist Jo Oddie
Kindly donated by Jo Oddie
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) Signed and Framed England Rugby team shirt England 2007 Rugby World Cup 30-man squad signed shirt, framed with the Certificate of Authentication. Signatures include, Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Corry and Lawrence Dallaglio.
Kindly donated by O2
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) Round of golf for four on the famous Kintyre course, Westin Turnberry Resort Turnberry is hosting the Open Golf Championship in 2009 on the world famous Ailsa Course. The Kintyre is the second championship course and equally challenging – if not more so. The voucher will be valid for one year – and so whoever bids the highest could be playing at the same venue as the Open (albeit NOT on the Open course).
Kindly donated by Westin Turnberry Resort
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) *Hibernian Football Club 07/08 Away Kit Top Signed by several 1st team players including Steven Fletcher, Dean Shiels and Colin Nish. Also signed by manager Mixu Paatelainen.
Kindly donated by Hibernian Football Club
London auction (online bidding closes 30 June 3.30pm) Gold necklace with Animals Asia Foundation logo, exclusively designed by Richard Day Richard Day started making jewellery when he left school, several years ago! He designs jewellery which is sold world wide, especially on cruise ships and Disney World. He has generously given seven necklaces for auction throughout the roadshow.
Kindly donated by Richard Day and Jane Riva
The descriptions, sizes and weights etc in this catalogue are provided for guidance only.
Lot2 - La Petite Maison
Lot3 - resort of Puerto Banus
Lot4 - Weekend in central Edinburgh
Lot5 - Poplar trees in early autumn. The Lot, France
Lot6 - Suzie Marsh original Moon Bear sculptures
Lot7 - Purple Iris
Lot8 - “Moon Bear” by Jo Oddie
Lot9 - Signed and Framed England Rugby team shirt
Lot12 - Gold necklace with Animals Asia Foundation logo