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).
Inspired by the international sporting events taking place in the UK this year, Animals Asia would like to bring you some unique footage of our own athletes, honing their muscles and getting in the competitive spirit!
Watch some of our juvenile bears at the Vietnam rescue centre, as they train in the arts of wrestling, running and some free-style gymnastics!
Spring training – juvenile camp
As you know, it is extremely important that our rescued bears in Vietnam and China lead stimulating lives to help them grow strong and healthy – whether they endured years of suffering on bile farms or were torn from their mothers as tiny cubs in the wild.
Their rehabilitation includes providing uniquely-designed enrichment items such as climbing structures, swings and pools to stretch and exercise their bodies – and great food enrichment, including fruit hidden in bamboo logs, tubes and rubber kongs, creating tasty but difficult-to-reach treats.
This enrichment means more than just giving the bears the chance to play – enrichment is needed for their physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing, and helps them express their natural behaviour.
Water sports – Georges
Your support makes all of this possible – not just for these adorable feisty juveniles, but for all our bears “athletes”– providing them with the diet, health care and stimulation they need to excel in their chosen sport and live peaceful, healthy lives.
Please donate to end bear bile farming and help more bears today!