From a wonderful artist in China last week, to a talented photographer and supporter in Germany this week....
My dear friend and mentor – and our UK Patron and Founder of Born Free – Virginia McKenna, has sent an inspiring message to the world about bear farming which I wanted to share. I will never forget our trip together to the hell holes of Vietnam last year where we saw unimaginable suffering to so many farmed bears.
We recently had a visit at our Chengdu sanctuary from lovely Swiss supporter Charles Isaac and two friends ?Christina Bernasconi and Matt Schmidt. On his return home, Charles sent a note to sanctuary staff, in which he brings up an important point which I'd like to share with you here. Charles (on the left) also sent these fab photos of his visit.
Yuan Baolong, an incredible artist in China has created this breathtakingly beautiful story - adding his voice to the millions now calling for bear bile farming to end.
Well over one million people in China have now watched the film, “The Moon Bear”, with the overwhelming outrage that bear farming deserves. Finally, the torture, the surgical mutilation, the profound suffering of these animals is now a major subject of public debate.
These past few weeks have seen indescribably exciting times with people across China now making their feelings very clear and calling for bear farming to end.
Not just in the UK but in China too – where he charmed the crowds, gave out flowers and reminded everyone that all bears should be free from cage bars and suffering.
With Valentine's Day finally here, Moonie the "Love Bear", as he now likes to be known, has declared today a day of Moon Bear Hugs and is off to spread some love around London. You can catch him in action around 11am beside the statue of Cupid in Piccaddilly Circus, and if you are lucky he might even give you a rose ...
Happy Valentines Day - to all who breathe life and love into our beautiful bears in China and Vietnam. Thank you for giving them all their first glimpse of Spring.
Maggie in playful spring mood in Vietnam
Freedom and her Prince
David loves Lamma
Béla loves life!