He’s rescued hundreds of bears from bile farms but, for Animals Asia Vietnam boss Tuan, those still caged and suffering never leave his thoughts.
Plans are at an advanced stage to rescue fours bears that have suffered years of abuse on bile farms in Pleiku, central Vietnam.
Sun bear Annemarie was trapped for seven years in a cage so small that she is now struggling to adjust to the larger environment of her new den.
When rescued from Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province in 2015, moon bear Kujira had suffered terribly. Of the 13 bears rescued that day, Kujira caused the most concern.
Animals Asia is sad to see the video sharing site, Vine closing as it helped to bring supporters many magic moon bear moments.
Photographer Britta Jaschinski’s sad poignant images have won another award and continue to convince people all over the world to reject animal performance.