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).
Eighteen of mainland China's 31 provinces and districts have committed to remaining bear-farm free and rooting out any hidden bile farms. This means that more than half of China is now free of the bile industry and committed to saying that way.
Animals Asia Foundation has collected more than 7,000 letters from around the world urging the Vietnamese government to release bears being held illegally on bile farms in the popular tourist spot of Ha Long Bay, in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
Animals Asia's founder Jill Robinson has been reunited with five bears she was instrumental in rescuing in China 13 years ago, including "Xie Sheung" (meaning "lucky") – the iconic bear featured on Animals Asia's logo.
Animals Asia Foundation and other international and local NGOs are calling on the Vietnamese Government to confiscate 24 endangered moon bears (or Asiatic black bears) involved in a recent police raid on a bear farm in the popular tourist area of Ha Long Bay.
Animals Asia's founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, has been grounded at her organisation's Chengdu moon bear sanctuary after a passenger on her flight from Hong Kong to Chengdu on Tuesday morning tested positive for swine flu.
Animals Asia Foundation today (6 Feb) rescued 13 more moon bears, bringing to 260 the total number of bears the Hong-Kong headquartered charity has saved from a life of torture on cruel bile farms in China.
Animals Asia Foundation is funding the rescue of 149 dogs from an illegal trader in Sichuan province. The dogs, crammed together in tiny cages, had been bound for a meat market in the southern city of Guangzhou, China’s dog-eating capital.