24 April 2014

Boris Chiao: Blueprint for a bile-free future

Animals Asia's Project Director Boris Chiao is the man charged with overseeing the conversion of the Nanning bear bile farm to Animals Asia’s third sanctuary. What his team builds over the next two years will potentially set a blueprint for ways out of a declining industry.

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23 April 2014

Rescue plan gets positive response from state media

Animals Asia’s announcement that it will turn a Chinese bear bile farm into a sanctuary and save 130 bears has been reported widely and favourably by influential Chinese state media.

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23 April 2014

Peace by Piece in the hands of the public

We’re putting Peace by Piece – the campaign to turn a bear bile farm into a bear rescue centre as part of the world’s largest ever bear rescue – into the hands of our supporters by sharing all the resources required to support the cause.

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21 April 2014

Moon bear Monday - a bear with nothing

A "happy" Moon Bear Monday? Not yet, but for this bear with no name, no friends and nothing to stimulate her day after day - life is about to get better.

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18 April 2014

Farm to sanctuary: improving lives from day one

As Animals Asia takes over the care of the bears at the bear bile farm in Nanning, China, the organisation is faced with the huge challenge of turning a place of torture into a place of sanctuary. The process will be a long one, but change can begin immediately.

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17 April 2014

A 1,200 km road to freedom for the bears

The historic agreement announced yesterday for Animals Asia to take over Nanning Bear Farm was one year in the making – now complex rescue plans are being finalised.

The first priority will be 28 of the sickest bears that will be transported 1,200km to Animals Asia’s Chengdu sanctuary to be treated.

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15 April 2014

Bear farm to sanctuary - live updates and reaction

BREAKING: Animals Asia announces a historic plan to convert a bear farm into a sanctuary. Follow the press conference live plus all the reaction.

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15 April 2014

Bear farm to become a sanctuary with 130 bears rescued

BREAKING NEWS: Animal welfare organisation Animals Asia will convert a bear bile farm in Nanning, China, into a sanctuary following an unprecedented request by the farm to rescue and care for its 130 bears.

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