Government and Policy

We engage with government authorities, public representatives and policy-makers in China, Vietnam and internationally to build support for an end to bear bile farming.

Our senior staff lobby political, business, legal and cultural leaders in Beijing and Hanoi, gathering support for the bears’ cause. We also engage support from celebrities, scientific experts and other influential individuals.

We stay aware of the changing dynamics of China and Vietnam’s political and policy-making environments. This is essential to ensure we pursue the best avenues for building a consensus towards an end to bear bile farming. Our work involves much behind-the-scenes activity to build relationships and establish dialogues with a variety of official departments, groups and individuals who can assist in bringing bear bile farming to an end.

We also work with local and national authorities to run awareness-raising campaigns on the existing laws on buying and exporting bear bile, and to encourage and assist with enforcement of these laws.