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For rescued bears, a swing is a slice of heaven

09 January 2017

Sun bear Layla loves her comfortable swing 1, VBRC

After lifetimes spent trapped in tiny cages, rescued bears love the freedom of swinging the days away on sanctuary swings.

Imagine spending not days, but decades confined in a tiny cell. For some bears on bile farms, they can’t even stand up straight or turn around.


A video posted by Animals Asia (@animalsasia) on Jan 8, 2017 at 7:49pm PST


Once rescued, bears recovering at Animals Asia’s sanctuaries in China and Vietnam invariably develop a child-like love for the swings their carers dot around the sanctuary.

These simple toys offer much needed stimulation, exercise and perhaps a sense of care-free freedom they have never known while suffering on a bile farm.

Animals Asia’s Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE said:

“It’s hard to think of a single rescued bear who doesn’t love the swings. Whether disabled or blind – young or old, the bears adore them. They are used for everything from sleeping to wrestling and ultimately destroying – and it is a real pleasure to watch. To see them finally happy, healthy and stimulated takes my breath away every single day.”