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).
Thousands of bears suffer on bear bile farms in Asia.
Dolpins continue to be exploited worldwide for entertainment.
Savas Karakas is an award-winning documentary film maker from Turkey, who made his name with the film “Gallipoli: The History in the Depths” inspired by his grandfather’s involvement in this campaign during the First World War.
Following its worldwide success, Savas was commissioned by Iz TV to make a documentary on the subject of dancing bears in Turkey. Having carried out extensive research on bears for the making of the documentary, and realising that this species has been uniquely abused by man, worldwide, throughout history, he decided to extend the scope of the documentary to cover all the threats faced by bears at the present time and to highlight the work of those trying so hard to conserve them and provide them with a better future.
The end result is “Bear Saviours” – the title of his 52-minute film, and includes an interview with Jill Robinson, founder of Animals Asia Foundation and a true bear saviour, whom he travelled to China to meet in order to cover bear bile farming.
You can watch “Bear Dreams” – the 7-mnute clip from this film, on the following link: Journeyman Pictures.
Following the success of “Bear Saviours”, Savas has gone on to produce a new film on the horrors of the dolphin trade. Titled “Saving Flipper” it reveals the nightmare behind the dolphin's indelible smile. Please take a moment to view the trailer here: Journeyman Pictures
*These clips contain disturbing scenes of lives exploited in captivity.