14 June 2012

Raising awareness – reducing demand: 1,000 doctors in China sign pledge against bear bile

Over a thousand doctors in China have signed a pledge not to prescribe bear bile to their patients. The doctors were attending the 8th Shanghai International Forum of Infection Control (SIFIC) which took place in Shandong province.

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23 May 2012

Shape of Enrichment Workshop: China animal managers learn enrichment creation

In April 2012 Animals Asia collaborated with the China Association of Zoological Gardens (CAZG) and “The Shape of Enrichment”to organise a four-day enrichment workshop for 46 animal managers from 25 zoos and safari parks across China. The workshop was held at Zhengzhou Zoo.

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14 May 2012

China says NO to bear bile

The cruelty of the bear farming industry was exposed to the Chinese people on an unprecedented scale in February 2012, with the issue dominating headlines for weeks. The reaction from the public was of overwhelming opposition to this barbaric industry.

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14 March 2012

Environmental investment for Vietnam bear sanctuary, thanks to Green Dragon Fund

An innovative wastewater treatment system that will see a local river protected from pollutants was unveiled today at Animals Asia’s Vietnam Moon Bear Rescue Centre near Hanoi. The cost was met by a US$100,000 charitable donation from the Green Dragon Fund, an investment fund managed by Environmental Investment Services Asia Limited (EISAL). EISAL is a Hong Kong-based investment management company that focuses on the environmental and low-carbon sector.

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14 March 2012

China backs the bears

The last few weeks have seen massive countrywide condemnation of bear farming in China with the issue saturating the news and putting the bear farming industry on the defensive.

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21 February 2012

Scientific studies reveal brutal truth of bear farming industry

Scientific research into bears previously farmed using the “free drip” method of bile extraction was revealed today at an Animals Asia press conference in Beijing. The detailed medical evidence was based on analysis of 165 bears that had been rescued and brought to Animals Asia’s bear sanctuary near Chengdu.

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20 February 2012

Influential support in China

With the issue of Guizengtang Pharmaceutical Company's IPO application dominating the headlines in China, reports of celebrity support began to flow in.

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19 February 2012

Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming visits bears rescued from bile extraction industry

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming has visited bears rescued from the bear bile industry at Animal Asia’s moon bear sanctuary near Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. During his visit he spent time at the animal hospital where he saw a bear that had been farmed using the “free drip” extraction method undergoing a health check.

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