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).
Olivie Newton-John has been a long-term supporter of Animals Asia, recording her first moving TV advertisement calling for an end to bear bile farming in 2007.
Olivia’s impassioned plea was broadcast originally on National Geographic, SBS, Star World and Nat Geo Wild throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia and expanded later to worldwide broadcast.
Olivia took time out of her hectic Asian tour schedule to record the session in Hong Kong with yet another of our wonderful supporters, filmmaker Libby Halliday (who made "Moon Bears: Journey to Freedom", which was released recently on Animal Planet.)
Back in Hong Kong in 2012, Olivia once again dedicated her time to Animals Asia, recording yet another public announcement, soon to be broadcast internationally.
We are so grateful that we can count on Olivia’s support: "It is simply heartbreaking that these poor bears are put through such unnecessary torture," she said recently. "Some of them are kept in tiny cages for up to quarter of a century. This is cruelty beyond belief. It is so important that people understand that there are plenty of effective and affordable alternatives to bear bile," she said.
"I have a great deal of admiration for Jill and the Animals Asia team. They have a very tough job, but they are making real progress because their approach is non-confrontational and they work with the local authorities, not against them."