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).
Jill and our Friends....or Food? Ambassador, chef Simon Bryant.
Landscape architect Jamie Durie, Chef Simon Bryant and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore are just some of the identities who have joined a campaign led by celebrity vet Katrina Warren to rescue 79 endangered bears from bile farms in Vietnam. The bears, at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam's most popular tourist destination are being held illegally and Dr Katrina believes it's time for the international community to act.
Authors Bryce Courtenay and Bradley Trevor Greive, singer Jenny Morris, TV presenter Laura Csortan and newsreader Sharon Ghidella have also added their support to the campaign along with over 7,000 others whose letters will be delivered to the Prime Minister of Vietnam later this month. Click here for more information on this campaign.
Simon has also just recently returned from a trip to China where he visited a live-animal market and several safari parks, along with Jill, Dave Neale (our Animal Welfare Director), Rainbow and Irene from our China operations. Listen to his interview with ABC radio about the trip here, and read the appalling truth on Jill's Blog about the market and the safari parks with their torturous animal shows, where lions, tigers, bears and elephants were beaten, whipped and spiked to perform acts.