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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fighting bear bile farming until all cruelty ends – in conversation with Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson

On their website it says: ‘Founded by Jill Robinson in 1998, Animals Asia Foundation is devoted to the welfare of wild and urban animals in Asia. We also work towards the conservation of endangered species

At present, we have around 250 rescued bears at our sanctuaries in China and Vietnam and over the years, we’ve rescued a total of 350 bears. In China, we’re working with conservation leaders in Beijing as well as forestry leaders in individual provinces to close down farms and make whole provinces bear-farm free. So far, we’ve closed down 43 Chinese farms and seen 20 of mainland China’s 31 provinces become proudly bear farm-free. We also work to reduce the demand for bile in Asia by promoting affordable, effective and cruelty-free alternatives’

Animal Asia founder and CEO Jill Robinson talked to Wild Time’s Thomas Janak about the bile farming as well as about a current crisis as their samctuary in Vietnam is threatened by an eviction notice.

This is an informative and important conversation that also includes ways of helping Animals Asia and supporting them in their struggles.

Listen to the interview HERE

Visit Animals Asia HERE

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