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).
Special Thanks to internationally renowned artist David Shepherd
Your chance to buy a limited-edition print of our beautiful Moon Bear Jasper
Opportunity to buy exclusive limited-edition signed portrait of Jasper by internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and conservationist David Shepherd
Flattened to the bars of his crush cage for 15 years, Jasper, like thousands of endangered Moon Bears had a crude metal catheter implanted in his gall bladder causing unimaginable infection and pain. Years of frustrated bar rubbing and biting also left Jasper with wounds, hair loss and worn canine teeth.
Despite this horrific physical and mental abuse, Jasper is a sweet, forgiving bear and one of the friendliest bears at our sanctuary in Chengdu.
Spending long afternoons tumbling around before collapsing, exhausted and happy, into his cozy hanging-basket bed, Jasper's love for bears and people alike shows just how forgiving and affectionate this beautiful species can be.
Jasper is now immortalised in a portrait painted by David Shepherd, of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF). This is David’s first oil painting of a moon bear and Jasper is in good company as David has also painted the British Queen Mother.
The original painting was auctioned off on June 27 at the Royal Horticultural Society's Wisley Gardens in Surrey as part of our 2007 UK roadshow. It was sold for a whopping £19,000!
This stunning limited-edition signed print – one of just 1,000 copies – is only £120 and your purchase will be supporting Animals Asia and DSWF to save more bears like Jasper and to fight wildlife crime.
Click here to visit the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation website.