Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Prime Minister Socialist Republic of Vietnam Office of the State 1 Hoang Hoa Tham Hanoi, Vietnam Fax: + 845 5464
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.