BREAKING: Animals Asia announces a historic plan to convert a bear farm into a sanctuary. Follow the press conference live plus all the reaction.
BREAKING NEWS: Animal welfare organisation Animals Asia will convert a bear bile farm in Nanning, China, into a sanctuary following an unprecedented request by the farm to rescue and care for its 130 bears.
The rescue of Ti Map, the last bile farm bear in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam, was held up yesterday when he twice stopped breathing after being anaesthetised.
A team from Animals Asia is in Phan Thiet city today (Tuesday, 25 March 2014), rescuing the last moon bear farmed for its bile in Binh Thuan province in south Vietnam.