THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STOP BEAR FARMS
"Around 14,000 bears are kept in horrific conditions and routinely tortured on Chinese bear farms.....Captive bears spend upwards of 30 years in tiny cages where they can barely move their head and neck to feed and drink water. As they get larger the bears are crushed in their cage so that more bile can be squeezed out" (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201108/bear-kills-son-and-herself-chinese-bear-farm
1. Sign this Petition. http://www.change.org/petitions/mother-bear-kills-cub-and-then-itself-close-bear-bile-farms-now
2. Write a letter to the Chinese Ambassador.
Ambassador: Mr. Zhang Yesui
Address: 3505 International Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, USA
I would like to express both my concern over the deplorable practice of bear farming and my sincerest appreciation to the Government authorities in China for their admirable work towards eliminating such a practice.
The agreement between the Animals Asia Foundation and the Government departments of the Beijing China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA) and the Sichuan Forestry Department (SFD), to rescue 500 suffering and endangered moon bears, is one of the most remarkable and significant steps ever taken to address the welfare of individual animals, as well as the conservation of a species as a whole and I applaud their efforts wholeheartedly.
In recent years, China has experienced dramatic change and growth in all areas, which has led to an increased interest in business investments and tourism opportunities from the international community. It would seem only natural that these advances should extend to ending such mediaeval and disgraceful practices as bear farming, which have no place in our civilised world.
I implore you to add your voice and encouragement to the growing call from within China and right across the world, to end bear farming. Please support the good work of Animals Asia, the CWCA and SFD and urgently help their endeavours to end this barbaric and unnecessary industry once and for all.
3. Distribute Leaflets.
To order leaflets, contact the U.S. Animals Asia office in San Francisco at[masked]-9601.
4. Donate to Animals Asia.
They are working tirelessly to rescue bears and end bear farming. http://www.animalsasia.org/index.php?UID=2J0NIOGTVCWA