Recent Posts

Five bears fighting back!

03 May 2008, 02:45AM |

I know many of you will be anxious to know how our five sick bears are getting on, so here’s an update from our Senior vet, Heather. And it’s mostly good news!


On the road Down Under

02 May 2008, 20:39PM |

I took off from Brisbane airport a few minutes ago. Looking down, Australia’s paradise of beaches are slowly unfolding before me, and for the first time in 10 days I have some time to reflect, close my eyes and just breathe. It’s been a crazy, but wonderful, week and a half away, covering six states on our latest whirlwind tour, and now I’m flying back to Hong Kong exhausted, but unable to stop smiling knowing that so many Aussies are 100% behind our work.


I’ve just landed in Barcelona for presentations here in Spain – tired and happy after meeting old and new friends in Germany and Austria. The roadshow there went so wonderfully well thanks to the hard work and slog by our amazing team in Munich – so efficiently aided by our dedicated volunteers and supporters at the various events. Christa, Christine and Chee-Meng worked their socks off to make sure everything ran smoothly – and the week went by in a flash.


A time for sorrow, a time for hope

28 April 2008, 08:14AM |

Looking back over the past few weeks, it all seems a bit surreal. We’ve waited so long and worked so hard to free more bears and now 11 of them are dead. Some of these poor souls were at deaths door, but others would most probably have lived on for many months in unrelenting agony, so at least we were able to save them from that.


Why recovery cages?

23 April 2008, 09:00AM |

We’ve received a number of queries as to why we can’t release the rescued bears straight away and why we have to keep them in recovery cages. Please let me explain.


Your messages mean so much!

22 April 2008, 11:20AM |

I’ve just landed in beautiful Germany and I’m about to start on a whirlwind tour of four German cities, bringing to our supporters here news of our latest rescue. The appalling condition of many of the bears has made us more determined than ever to spread the word about the terrible trade in bile.


Blisters for the bears!

20 April 2008, 09:23AM |

This week, I’ll be joining our lovely Christa, Chee-Meng and Christine at the roadshow in Germany – and of course there will be plenty to update our generous and kind-hearted German supporters with. They, like our other loyal supporters around the world, have stayed with us in faith and support since we began this “journey” eight years ago.


Five more fighting to survive

17 April 2008, 16:36PM |

I’m leaving Chengdu today with a heavy heart and flying to Germany for presentations next week. It’s always sad to say goodbye to the bears and team – and this time is particularly hard. It’s been a tough few weeks for us all.


Our precious survivors

16 April 2008, 09:05AM |

The poly-tunnels - our quarantine area - are fast becoming a place of smiles. Many of the bears are visibly changing from the skinny and suspicious - and often understandably aggressive - arrivals of just two weeks ago.


Two women – one hope

16 April 2008, 01:30AM |

Just a quick update on the visit to the sanctuary by Madam Yang Baijin, the new Secretary General of the China Wildlife Conservation Association. Madam Yang – accompanied by Mr Li Qingwen, Vice Secretary General of the CWCA – flew from Beijing on Friday at our request to see for herself the appalling state in which the 28 bears arrived.


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…