Animals Asia talks to Claudia Pievani, the founder of ethical fashion company Miomojo as they release their new product range.
Oliver was trapped in a cage little larger than his body for 30 years, his stomach mutilated to let bile drip out. He was rescued in 2010 and enjoyed four happy years of freedom in our sanctuary. He died two years ago today.
HAPPENING NOW: An Animals Asia rescue team is in Vietnam’s Gia Lai province for an emergency rescue of bears caged for over a decade.
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.