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).
Take Action now to save Animals Asia's Vietnam Sanctuary
Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre faces eviction from its site in Tam Dao National Park. Its believed the park director, Do Dinh Tien, lobbied the Ministry of Defence to evict Animals Asia, so he can hand the land to Truong Giang Tam Dao Joint Stock Company, of which his daughter is part-owner. The company intends to build commercial property including a tourist park and hotels.
The eviction would see 104 bears that have been rescued from the bile industry relocated, causing unimaginable physical and mental distress, and financial losses to Animals Asia of more than US$2 million.
We need your help to convince the Vietnamese Prime Minister to honour his government's agreement with Animals Asia.
Tell the Prime Minister to Stop the Eviction. Here's what you can do:
Better yet, MAIL the Prime Minister to ensure your message is delivered to his door! You can write your own letter or use the sample below.
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Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Prime Minister Socialist Republic of Vietnam Office of the State 1 Hoang Hoa Tham Hanoi, Vietnam
Dear Honourable Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng,
I write to express my concern that Animals Asia’s world-class bear sanctuary is to be evicted from Tam Dao National Park by the Ministry of Defence.
The eviction is in direct violation of the Vietnam government’s agreement with Animals Asia, to develop a rescue centre on 12 hectares of the park that would permanently rehabilitate and house 200 endangered bears rescued from the illegal bear bile industry.
The closure would see 104 rescued bears evicted, 77 Vietnamese staff made unemployed, and financial losses to Animals Asia of more than US$2 million.
Please overturn the decision to evict Animals Asia and honour your government's agreement.