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17 April 2013

It’s 20 years since Jill first walked onto a bear bile farm

Twenty years ago today, Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson joined a scenic bus tour that would turn her life around – and lead to greater understanding of animal welfare in China and Vietnam. Jill was working undercover in southern China to investigate an unsettling report – that the bus stopped at a farm selling medicinal bear bile that was extracted from bears crammed into tiny cages.

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11 April 2013

Two cubs rescued in Vietnam, near the Chinese border

Following news that two moon bears cubs had been confiscated in Lai Chau Province in northern Vietnam, an Animals Asia team made the 450km trip from Hanoi arriving late at night. The next morning they met with the Forestry Protection Department to arrange the handover of the two cubs.

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11 April 2013

Chinese bear bile farm listing put on hold

Animals Asia has welcomed the news that bear bile farmer Guizhentang has put its application for a stock market launch on hold, calling it: “a welcome victory for the campaign to end bear bile farming”.

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10 April 2013

Latest veterinary techniques set to spread through China

Academics responsible for training China’s vets are being armed with the latest technologies and techniques at an educational workshop held this week at China’s Nanjing Agricultural University.

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27 March 2013

New Year Rescue bears enjoy den life as they ready themselves for outside

The six New Year Rescue bears have all made the successful switch to bear “dens” - the last step in their rehabilitation before they enjoy the freedom of going outside for the first time.

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25 March 2013

Animals Asia says bears must benefit from proposed change to China Wildlife Law

Animals Asia has welcomed a draft proposal to amend China’s Wildlife Protection Law, calling for the proposed legislation to include protection of bears farmed for their bile.

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18 March 2013

Animals Asia veterinary team assist dogs rescued from China’s meat trade

Seven hundred dogs rescued from the meat trade in China are receiving veterinary support, including vaccinations, from animal welfare group Animals Asia.include protection of bears farmed for their bile.

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14 March 2013

Commuters asked to examine the real cost of animal performances

Commuters in some of China’s busiest stations are set to be challenged on their attitudes towards performing animals.

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