What a year, what a year!!
Looking back at 2015, our full third year of life, we are grateful to have made so much progress. With our new office based in Hong Kong managed by Jessica, who helps us to select our production facilities following criteria of sustainability and ethical values
and our online launch of Miomojo with a Limited Edition “Miomojo for Animals Asia”, donating 20 per cent of the proceeds from sales to Animals Asia, sure enough there was not a dull moment.
For 2015 our donation so far is € 20.000, but that figure will rise after the final balance sheet for the last year which will be released in just few weeks.
As you can see here (http://www.miomojo.com/journal/for-animals/2015-a-new-year-a-new-project-supporting-animals-nanning-water-supply/) part of the money was used to fund essential construction work in Nanning, which provided a constant source of fresh water for the bears to drink and play in. The water supply also improved hygiene and sanitation on site as power hoses allowed the team to clean away years of filth from the bears’ living areas.
We are extremely grateful to read Jill Robinson’s words about this project: “Miomojo have made a massive difference to the welfare of over 100 bears at a bear farm in Nanning, China – which is the biggest single rescue we’ve ever undertaken. If it hadn’t been for supporters like Miomojo then we couldn’t have taken on such a huge project and no one else could have rescued these bears but us. Without our intervention they’d certainly have been slaughtered or destined for the circus or other bile farms. Their contribution has been enormous and we are so very, very grateful. Bears love water and as we worked towards transforming their environment it made a world of difference to their health and happiness”.
With the rest of our donations we decided this year that we wanted to make our contribution to the other programs in which Animals Asia makes a difference. One of them very ,very close to our heart, is the captive animal welfare. We feel very strongly about closing down zoos and safari parks, everywhere animals often suffer a range of abuses. Tortured or forced to entertain the crowds with unnatural, degrading performances, they are neglected and most receive no medical care suffering from injures and diseases that are left untreated.
How can all this be funny? Or in any way educational for children?
The activities of Animals Asia for this issue go from investigations, to improving welfare standards, vet welfare standards and raising public awareness. More here: https://www.animalsasia.org/de/our-work/captive-animal-welfare/
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Your Miomojo Team