Since 2000, Animals Asia has rescued 285 bears in China from the barbaric practice of bear bile farming. Battered and broken from years crammed into cages so small they can't even turn around, the majority of these bears are now living full and happy lives under the expert care of Animals Asia's dedicated vet team.
And while the nightmare is over for these 285 bears, across China more than 10,000 moon bears remain in tiny cages never feeling the sun on their backs or grass under their feet. They can be kept like this for up to 30 years. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of many effective and affordable alternatives.
Animals Asia applauds the Chinese Government for rescuing these 285 bears and closing the illegal farms, but the suffering of 10,000 must be made a priority and a firm date set when bear farming will end. Add your name to our petition today!
Dear Ambassador Liu Xiaoming,
I'd like to express my sincerest appreciation that 285 bears have been rescued in to the care of Animals Asia's sanctuary, from farms in China that have been completely closed down. This shows ongoing progress towards the final goal of ending bear bile farming in China, which is the joint target of the China Wildlife Conservation Association and Animals Asia.
I have also enjoyed reading media reports showing that the Chinese people are calling for an end to bear bile farming. Their voice has never been so loud on this issue. I am delighted to know that most Chinese people, including many officials, want to see the bear bile farming industry brought to an end.
Please forward my thanks to the relevant departments and I look forward to hearing more good news which will see more bears rescued in to the care of Animals Asia, and the practice of bear bile farming brought to an end.
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"We, the undersigned, congratulate the Chinese Government for closing down bear bile farms and releasing bears into Animals Asia's care. Please make this issue a priority by rescuing more bears and setting a firm date by which bear farming will end in China. In the meantime, please promote the use of herbal and synthetic alternatives to bear bile."
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