What a monumental week for Animals Asia, animal welfare and China.
A horrific Bear Bile farm – a prison for beautiful moon bears for years of their life – some of them since birth, is being turned into a sanctuary. Yes, you did read that correctly.
The very same farmer that had been torturing these bears for years had a change of heart (with some help from his daughter) and has seen this ugly trade for what it really is. What a turn around for the farmer, what a show of how far China has come and what an achievement for Animals Asia.
But it’s not quite as simple as it may sound.
Animals Asia is taking over custody and care of the bears, leasing the land and facilities. There are 130 bears – this includes 41 females who could all be pregnant. This is THE biggest rescue of its kind in the WORLD and its now time for us all to show our support and help these bears experience a life worth living, not in a tiny cage.
Stars including Judy Dench, The Downtown Abbey cast and ambassador Peter Egan have already pledged their support and now we can all join them. By giving as little as £5 we can help to transform the lives of these amazing creatures. Click here to donate and find out all about the new sanctuary.
As you know here at Lovesniffys we are big fans of Animals Asia and were lucky enough to visit their Chengdu sanctuary last year (see earlier blog post) – they do incredible work and these bears really do deserve a chance at life. Bears like these little ones who have never known life outside a bile farm…