What I am about to write is so obvious that it shouldn’t need reiterating. But I’ll say it and next time you read someone arguing that their blood lust is actually an act of conservation you can respond accordingly.
He lost his mother as a cub and was sold by the hunter who killed her – and was destined to fall victim to the live animal trade until he was rescued by Vietnam’s Forest Protection Department.
Today bear bile farming ends in Quang Ninh, Vietnam – as animal welfare charity Animals Asia rescues the last bear in the province and closes the last bile farm.
This summer, 10 cyclists from the Shell Cycling Club at Beijing Technology University embarked on a ride to raise awareness of bear bile farming.
What would you do if you were confronted with a situation which could only be the work of a force which appears so evil it is impossible to comprehend?
Quang Ninh’s bear bile farmers were rich, powerful and well-connected – now they’re out of business. It’s a victory that provides a blueprint to end all bile farming in Vietnam, says Animals Asia.
On this fine morning, Murko is hamming it up for the camera… at his own peril. But Bridger, the largest bear at Vietnam sanctuary, doesn't like to be ignored.