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As many of you know, we had a special VIP guest on site in Chengdu at the end of May – the amazing actress Lesley Nicol who plays the wonderfully popular cook, Mrs Patmore, in Downton Abbey, and her super lovely husband Da'aboth. Lesley's visit comes shortly after fellow Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan was on site, also showing his support for the bears.

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The furor over bear farming in China continues to grow - with amazing people here inventing ever more creative ways to get the message out.

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We're loving 'Love Moon Bears Week'

19 May 2013, 19:51PM |

Since writing a blog on this in March, nothing can describe the atmosphere of the kids and staff who are 101% on side.

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Sepp has a dream for the bears....

17 May 2013, 01:56AM |

Josef (Sepp) Haüsl is a talented, passionate and incredibly generous photographer who, together with his partner Monika, has visited our sanctuaries in China and Vietnam capturing the most stunning images of our bears.

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Celebrating Earth Day China

15 May 2013, 18:33PM |

In amongst the chaos of the bear rescue in China, our Education team were also busy in Chengdu town celebrating Earth Day by spreading the word of bear farming and bringing in new young supporters of our work. Cooperating with the biggest Book Mall in Chengdu, Education Officer Jacky and team set up a display of children's drawings showing the grim reality of bile farming- and even "moved" our education room from the sanctuary to show the audience Caesar's full metal jacket, and Franzi's tiny crush cage.

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Young artists show they care

14 May 2013, 23:29PM |

Meanwhile in Hong Kong, Jasmine reports that a fantastic exhibition of art against bear bile farming is displayed in the subway station (MTR) at Sheung Wan.

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1,130 more doctors reject bear bile

12 May 2013, 10:25AM |

A short but exciting blog following our China team's recent visit to a large and influential medical conference in Shanghai.

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Aid to quake dogs and cats

28 April 2013, 00:31AM |

It’s just over a week since another devastating earthquake hit the province of Sichuan. Less than 100 miles away in Chengdu, our sanctuary rooms shook and it was inconceivable to think that villages around Ya'an at the epicentre were being devastated for the second time in under five years.

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I pray that you have die

17 April 2013, 01:01AM |

That dark, dirty room, stinking of faeces and infection, and you all peering grimly into the gloom from your "coffin" cages. I remember my chest tightening with fear coming so close to such large and intimidating bears, but then recoiling in horror, a lightning bolt of shock to my heart, witnessing animals so clearly in pain.

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Love Moon Bears Week begins

27 March 2013, 06:54AM |

These past few weeks have been beyond crazy with back-to-back presentations and events in the UK and USA. There’s also been a lot happening with regard to the amazing progress of our newly rescued bears.

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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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