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).
A prominent Vietnamese pathologist has expressed concern not only for bears farmed for their bile, but also for the health of humans who consume the bile. Dr Dang van Duong, Chief Pathologist at the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, made the comments in mid-2008 after conducting examinations of the gall bladder specimens of three bears whose damaged gall bladders were removed at our rescue centre in Vietnam.
Dr Duong said he was shocked by the condition of the bears and recommended users think twice before consuming the bile from such badly diseased animals. Read the full story here. To read about our first surgery in Vietnam, please go to Jillís Blog.