JILL'S BLOG

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Concerns about contaminated bile

22 September 2008, 19:35PM |

The recent scandal in China of baby formula and milk containing melamine has seen over 6,000 babies affected and three who have died. One of the responses from the Chinese Government was that they hadn't been alerted to this before and were blaming the milk companies concerned for keeping the growing crisis from the ears of the Government and innocent public.

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That was Babs …

21 September 2008, 13:00PM |

So sad to let you know that we lost Lucky Rui on Thursday after she was found collapsed in her den at 8am when our staff entered to feed the residents of Bear House 5.

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Rubble's miraculous makeover

19 September 2008, 10:06AM |

It just goes to show what a large dose of tender loving care can do for a little earthquake victim in need. Back in May, after being picked up from the devastated streets of Dujiangyan, it was hard to identify Rubble as a dog.

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Sweet success for Dilly

13 September 2008, 18:22PM |

As you know, our bears love to climb and some of the residents of House 1 – Stardust, Starlight and Dilly – have recently launched their own tree-climbing club! Here they are on one of their inaugural climbs (from the top, Stardust, Dilly and Starlight).

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13 precious survivors left

28 August 2008, 03:50AM |

First of all a huge thank you to all of you who sent such kind and inspiring “birthday” messages on Animals Asia’s 10th anniversary. I wish I had the time to reply to you all individually, but I’m sure you understand …

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Goodbye Irwin and Yin Yang

26 August 2008, 21:12PM |

Terrible news I’m afraid. Two more of the 28 bears that came to us at the end of March have lost their battle to survive. First Irwin, then Yin Yang, both in the past two weeks. It’s heartbreaking to think these beautiful, brave bears came so close to living the life they were born to live and yet were too weak to ever know the joy of running on the grass.

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The facts about bear bile

20 August 2008, 22:57PM |

One of our staunchest US supporters, Dr Eric H Busch of New Orleans, has put together a brilliant power point presentation, "Bear Bile .... fact and science". If you'd like to learn more about bear bile and why it is totally unnecessary, please see his Powerpoint presentation here or listen to the presentation here.

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Getting street smart in Guangzhou

19 August 2008, 04:00AM |

Street cats in Guangzhou (the cat-eating capital of China) have a second chance thanks to an amazing group working there on the ground (helped by much-needed funds from Animals Asia).

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You did it UK team!!!!!!

10 August 2008, 18:22PM |

So proud to let you know that our UK team achieved the impossible this weekend. I don't who had the original idea but before we knew it, our UK Director Dave and his team were telling us that they were going to rise to the challenge of walking the three peaks of the UK - Ben Nevis, Scarfell and Snowdon - and all in 24 hours! Calling them on Saturday evening China time just before they set off, it was clear they were wondering what on earth they were doing. An excited Dave said they were as ready as they could be, although did I detect slightly nervous laughter in the background as I wished them all the best of British luck!

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Our animal-therapy dogs are fundamental to the success and flawless reputation of Dr Dog. Where would we be without these incredible ambassadors, these bearers of unconditional love who melt people's hearts wherever they go and confirm without any shred of doubt why dogs (and cats) are our friends...not food?...

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Jill's Bio

Jill Robinson MBE

Jill heads Animals Asia’s team of over 300 enthusiastic staff. She divides her time between mainland China, Vietnam and Hong Kong, and travels frequently…

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