as you all know, we strongly support Animals Asia and we would like to report you what we could do for the rescued bears this year, thanks to your help and cooperation.
In 2012 – our first year – we could contribute with a small amount to a more cruelty-free world and covered the costs of 7 health-checks and dentistry routine examinations.
In 2013 we covered the travel costs of a UK team of eye specialists in both rescue centres in China and Vietnam. Please watch our video in the section “animal support” showing you more….
This year we could donate a far larger amount and we are really happy to have increased our small contribution to this great cause: ending the atrocities of bear bile farming.
There are 110 bears currently living in the rescue centres in Tam Dao, Vietnam and 125 bears living in Chengdu, China. We were lucky enough to visit the centre in Chengdu more than once and see the amazing work done by Animals Asia on site.
All saved bears have been under horrible cruelties and spent years, (some of them up to 30 years!), in coffin-sized cages where they were milked regularly for their bile, often with filthy catheters or even open holes in their abdomens.
As you can imagine, some rescued bears need to be now on long term medication as they have a variety of diseases and pains caused by all the years they had to suffer on bear bile farms.
We are pleased to let our partners know that with the funds of this year which mounted up to USD 20.000 (yes!!!), we could provide medication for currently 63 bears for 2 months, treating conditions such as osteoarthritis, kidney disease, heart disease, to name just a few.
Moreover we funded 8000 meals, which means we fed 110 bears for about 1,2 months with dog food, fresh fruit and vegetables which makes up about 90% of the bears diet.
Once again, we thank all our partners and of course end consumers who made all this possible.
For next year we plan big news to increase our contribution to Animals Asia, who is facing a big challenge with the largest rescue of its kind in history (more infos here: https://peacebypiece.animalsasia.org). Would you like to help them as well and make this Christmas a better one also for the sweet moonbears?
Together until the cruelty ends!