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JILL的網誌

Recent Blog Posts

Bao Be has a special visitor

2009年03月29日, 23:42下午 |

While I was in Vietnam recently with our gorgeous bears (and team!) in the beautiful Tam Dao sanctuary just outside Hanoi, our amazing celebrity supporter Karen Mok was in Chengdu with our bears, dogs and cats!

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Giving animals a voice

2009年03月24日, 14:06下午 |

Our lovely friend Professor Marc Bekoff got together with Dr Dame Jane Goodall this week in Denver, Colorado. In the midst of speeches, Jane reached out and signed a beaming Marc’s Animals Asia t-shirt.

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Mafi's legacy

2009年03月22日, 14:32下午 |

After hearing about poor Mafi leaving us, one of our ex-staff members, lovely Anne Marie McGivern, wrote wondering why Mafi didn’t show any obvious signs of being sick:

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Carney taken on St Pat's Day

2009年03月19日, 09:11上午 |

As visiting ophthalmologists Claudia and David from Animal Health Trust are here with us on site at our sanctuary in Chengdu, so generously giving their time to bring sight back to some of our blind bears, these days were meant to be filled with wonder and joy as bears such as Snoopy will hopefully be able see for the very first time.

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Four good years

2009年03月15日, 11:43上午 |

The dreaded “policeman’s knock” came at 9.20am on Thursday. It was Jill on the line, her voice trembling slightly: “Oh Ange, I’m so sorry ….” I knew immediately it was Mafi.

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Many voices, one passion

2009年03月14日, 13:53下午 |

I wish you could have been at the Sichuan Hotel this weekend, hearing the leaders of 49 animal-welfare groups and 18 vet clinics across China speaking about the successes and struggles of rescuing animals, caring for animals – and giving animals their voice. 

With generous funding from major sponsors Humane Society International (HSI), we were able to fund flights and accommodation for the delegates – almost none of whom would have been

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Goodbye Mafi

2009年03月14日, 10:08上午 |

Why does it always happen like this? Just when we celebrate the life of a bear (Jasper’s this week), we lose the life of one we hold so dear. Mafi's behaviour was typical for this time of year – a semi-dormancy, which sees the bears eating less and sleeping more.

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Celebrating Sir Jasper

2009年03月13日, 20:55下午 |

Nic actually bowed as she came into the surgery this morning and Belinda beamed as she held (and smelled) his earthy paw.

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Professors with wet noses

2009年03月12日, 23:35下午 |

Having 170 kids and 20 dogs together in one school was potentially a recipe for chaos and it almost seemed like that at first glance. But as our Professor Paws Fun Day finally got under way, it soon became clear that kids and dogs alike were having a ball – while learning at the same time.

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‘Watermelon’ takes first steps on grass!

2009年03月09日, 00:00上午 |

So many people have followed blind Wilfred's story from when he first arrived with us in March 2008. Affectionately known as "Watermelon" because it was the only thing he would eat after being offloaded from the truck, this gorgeous boy is a profound example of how bears heal and forgive after being abused and deprived on the hell-hole farms.

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