The six bears who REALLY run our sanctuaries
While Animals Asia’s dedicated teams in China and Vietnam work hard to ensure our sanctuaries run perfectly – there’s furrier set of colleagues who also like to take charge.
Gene Baur, co-founder and president of animal welfare organisation Farm Sanctuary has been campaigning against factory farming since the early 80s. He argues that all animals suffer when farmed – whether cows or moon bears.
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For US$45 a month, you can sponsor a rescued bear.
US$35 a month could pay for a dozen fruity ice blocks that keep the bears active and stimulated.
US$15 a month could provide two bears with dried fruit and nuts, an essential part of their diet.
US$10 a month could keep four recovering bears supplied with plus-size fruit smoothies that disguise the taste of their medicines.
US$195, could provide a rescued bear with vet care for a month.
US$140 could buy the bears a swing to relax on in their enclosure.
For US$80, you can befriend a rescued bear.
US$55 could buy fruit smoothies for our bears.
US$35 could buy a small bobbin/spool for our bears.
US$25 could support one volunteer to investigate one zoo for one day.
US$11 could vaccinate one dog against rabies. Outbreaks of rabies often prompt brutal dog culls in China.
US$8 could buy a pot of honey – the bears’ favourite treat.