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).
AAF billboard in Beijing: "Rescue Black Bears – Give Up Bear Bile"
Animals Asia is working to
raise public awareness by continuing to focus national media
attention on our "Healing without Harm" initiatives and the introduction
of billboard campaigns in China calling on the public to "Rescue Black
Bears – Give Up Using Bear Bile!"
We are also working with government departments and practitioners
of traditional medicine to replace the use of all animals in medicines
and preparations with these non-endangered herbal and synthetic
"Traditionally, bear bile is considered as a precious medicine in China and within the whole Confucian culture. We recognise in the long run that it is essential to find bile alternatives and to eliminate bear farms."
Mr Deng Xiangsui - Sichuan Forestry Department,
We are continually giving presentations to schools and traditional medicine universities in China, informing students about the cruelty
involved in bear farming (many are unaware of the cruelty behind bear farming) and
encouraging them not to prescribe bear bile. We always take a vote
at the end of the presentation, posing the question: "Do you
think bear farming should end?" The answer is always the same:
a resounding "Yes"!
This not only has the potential to save literally millions of animals,
but also elevates the international reputation of traditional medicine
as being environmentally friendly and cruelty free.