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JILL'S BLOG

Recent Posts

Meeting bears Alaska-style

10 March 2008, 00:53AM |

As many of you know, I spend a lot of my time on the road giving talks and fundraising and this of course means time away from our bears.

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Unsung heroes – Larry Feign

28 February 2008, 10:18AM |

We have so many fantastic supporters who help us in a myriad of ways and many of these people never get any recognition for their generous support. So every now and again I’d like to say a special thank you to one of these wonderful people.

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We now have an RSS feed!

21 February 2008, 11:33AM |

Arvid, one of our techie gurus in Hong Kong, has just set up an RSS feed for my blog. For those of you know don’t know what this is, it basically saves you time by letting you know if the blog has been updated.

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Wake me in the spring

20 February 2008, 14:48PM |

Winters can be pretty chilly in northern Vietnam, but this is one little bear that knows how to stay warm. Mara, one of the three adorable cubs rescued from a smuggler, has made herself a snug little bed and, luckily, our bear manager Amanda had her camera at the ready.

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Mitts a hit with Agathon

13 February 2008, 01:07AM |

With the big chill continuing at the China sanctuary, our bears are now keeping snug and warm in surgery thanks to all you kind people who have knitted and sewn such lovely mittens for them.

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Hope and Shame

10 February 2008, 21:29PM |

I’m so sorry to have to bring you this news, but sadly, our two little puppies rescued from the market did not pull through. At least their last days were filled with love and kindness thanks to their lovely guardian, Guangzhou vet John Wu. Rest in peace sweet Hope and Shame. We won’t let your deaths be in vain.

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The horrors of Maoshan – part 2

09 February 2008, 00:46AM |

The market also doubles as a slaughterhouse – a round metal drum with orange spikes used for “de-furring” the cats and dogs sits just outside a burning cauldron that will be cooking their meat for customers towards lunchtime.

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The horrors of Maoshan – Part 1

04 February 2008, 21:34PM |

Recently, I visited Maoshan Live Animal Market in Guangzhou with two of our China team, Christie and Rainbow. Such visits are probably the hardest part of our work at Animals Asia, but they’re also among the most important. We must keep monitoring this situation and exposing the truth about these hell-holes. These are my notes from the visit:

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Thank you! Paws now snug and warm!

02 February 2008, 16:50PM |

Grateful thanks to everyone who rose to the knitting challenge, feverishly creating beautiful mittens for our bears to keep them snug and warm in surgery! It’s no exaggeration to say that we have been inundated with mitts and truly touched by the kindness of you all who heard our plea. We have so many (and lots still coming apparently!) that there may be enough to send to other bear groups working in the field – it’s just wonderful that so many bears in so many countries can now benefit from people thousands of miles away who listened and responded to our cry for help.

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Goodbye gentle Willow

01 February 2008, 16:55PM |

I still believe in miracles, but today the miracle went to someone else. As we held Willow’s paws, while Heather injected the fluid that would end his life, we wept. It hardly seems a week ago to the day when we were all so hopeful as this brave bear was into his third day of recovering from the massive tumour removed from his liver.

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