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).
Animal People newspaper wrote: China reportedly bans bullfights
"China has decided not to allow bullfights," The International Movement Against Bullfights coordinator Maria Lopes e-mailed to supporters on February 7 2010, citing "several Spanish newspapers published today." The Spanish newspapers reported that a plan by matador Manolo Sanchez to build a 7,000-seat bull ring in the Beijing suburb of Huairou had been scuttled. The Spanish accounts were not immediately confirmed by Chinese media, but the Beijing Global Times on January 27, 2010 reported about Chinese opposition to repeated attempts to introduce Spanish-style bullfighting to China. Global Times noted that Huairou officials had developed doubts about the project. Global Times mentioned that bullfighting was recently banned in Catalona province, Spain, and that the number of bullfights held in Spain dropped 30% in 2009. Global Times noted that news about efforts to promote bullfighting in China has usually been reported first in Spain.A Portuguese-style bullfight was held in Shanghai in 2004, but plans to build a 6,400-seat bull ring at the Beijing Wild Animal Park were cancelled later that year.