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).
More than 10,000 bears are kept in tiny cages on bile farms in China. The bile, which is used in traditional medicine, is extracted using various painful, invasive techniques, all of which cause massive infection in the bears. The farmed bears are starved, dehydrated and suffer from multiple diseases and malignant tumours that ultimately kill them. They can live like this for up to 30 years. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of many effective and affordable herbal and synthetic alternatives.
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“We, the undersigned, congratulate the Chinese Government for closing down bear bile farms and releasing bears into Animals Asia’s care. We are, however, concerned about the slow pace of the rescue and the lack of progress in ending this barbaric industry. Please make this issue a priority by setting a firm date by which bear farming will end in China. In the meantime, please promote the use of herbal and synthetic alternatives to bear bile.”
To the Central People's Government in Hong Kong,
In recent months, it has been exciting to see reports of people all across China showing their opposition to bear bile farming. Bear bile farming is not only cruel, it is also unsafe. Farmed bears have open wounds into their gall bladders, which are permanently infected and never heal. Every drop of bile is collected from these sick bears and sold on to consumers. I stand behind the people of China and support them in calling for bear farming to end.
Help us end the torture for dogs and cats
Cats and dogs in China are often abandoned and left to subsist on the streets, with many dying due to illness or accidents. Government authorities organise brutal dog-killing campaigns to try to reduce stray dog populations. Stray dogs and cats are also snatched from the streets and taken to horrific meat markets, where they are sold for human consumption and often suffer a slow, violent death.
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“We, the undersigned, respectfully ask that the Chinese Government give dogs and cats the legal protection and respect they deserve. Please support Animals Asia's call for an end to dog and cat eating.”