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).
An emergency health-check is carried out on each bear as soon as they arrive.
Jasper: Rescued in 2001, spends his days foraging in the bamboo forest.
Since October 2000, over 40 bear farms have been closed down by the Government and over 277 bears released into the care of Animals Asia at our Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Sichuan. The bears arrive in the most shocking condition – bone-thin, desperately ill and terrified, but with tender loving care and intensive veterinary attention, the vast majority of them recover.
The rehabilitation of the bears takes many months. Sadly, they cannot be released into the wild, as many are defenceless and disabled, bred in captivity or snared in the wild as cubs and so don't have the necessary survival skills. Thus Animals Asia has built a permanent sanctuary, in the midst of a beautiful bamboo forest where these bears can live their lives free of pain and fear. The sanctuary and its accompanying Education Village are keystones to our work of change through education. Already our China Bear Rescue is advancing the concept of animal welfare within China on a grand scale.
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Follow the rescue and get to know the bears through our Rescue Diary