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).
On Thursday 17th February 2011 over 150 people came together at the Sophie Gannon Gallery in Melbourne’s Richmond to marvel at the work of visionary artist, Blaze Warrender, and hear the latest news from Animals Asia.
Blaze was so inspired by her 2009 visit to Animals Asia’s Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Vietnam, that she created a moving collection of pieces for sale on the night and during the following exhibition.
It was wonderful to catch up with so many long-term supporters and greet a host of new faces, all of who were visibly moved by the plight of the moon bears. We were also delighted to welcome the Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu to the event.
Special thanks to Blaze and long term supporter Samantha Baillieu who organized the evening; to Andrew Rogers for his eloquent opening speech; to Sophie Gannon who generously opened her gallery for the exhibition; to James Ball and Mark Pearce from Treat in Armadale for their delicious vegan and vegetarian canapés and to the Baillieu Vineyard for supplying the wine.