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).
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Jude lived on a rural property on Kangaroo Island, surrounded by free-ranging farm animals and local wildlife. A rescued Joey named 'Edinborough' was a close pal of Jude's - spending her early days with Jude curled up in the front of her jumper and later accompanying her on her work around the farm with the sheep dogs!
Growing up in an environment where space and freedom were paramount and where the animals were treated with respect, Jude was horrified to learn of the practice of bear farming.... "It is almost beyond imagination to think of these beautiful animals confined in tiny cages for all of their lives, not to mention the day-to-day agony they are forced to endure from bile extraction."
With more than 30 years experience in small business management, including 10 years as Retail Manager with a non-profit organisation, as well as successfully running two small businesses of her own, Jude now manages our Australian Office, ensuring everything runs incredibly smoothly with the help of her lovely cat Milly.