It started with a letter to oppose the ritual slaughter of a pig as part of a Vietnamese Lunar New Year tradition - it ended with Vietnam’s government clamping down on ALL cruel festivals.
The Rumble in the Jungle, The Thriller in Manilla - they’ve got nothing on what we’re calling - The Row in Tam Dao.
Every letter typed on this keyboard, every second it takes to tell the story of individual bears is a second too long for these majestic animals who are in agony on the farms.
Rescued from a bile farm in a very sick state - vets feared the worst and a Chinese superstar made a dash to be at her bedside - now fit and healthy Xuan Xuan is a very happy bear.
When a seeing dog was stolen from a blind man in China it made international headlines but millions more - stolen each year by the dog meat trade - are less high profile.
When Goldie and Murphy were rescued last year, each had come from an unbelievably traumatic experience – the loss of their mothers.
A campaign to end a pig slaughter festival in Vietnam has prompted so much debate that Dak Lak province has ended its own cruel festival.