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Let’s Save the Bear Sanctuary

October 26, 2012
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Born Free

BACKGROUND | SOURCE BORN FREE

In early October 2012 we learned the shocking news that the bears at Animals Asia Foundation’s wonderful sanctuary in Vietnam are facing eviction. The 104 bears living there are the rescued victims of the appallingly cruel bear bile farms. This news is especially distressing for the Born Free Foundation’s founder, Virginia McKenna, who has seen for herself the shocking conditions at bile farms in Vietnam, and Born Free supporters have helped fund this very sanctuary.

The sanctuary is located within Tam Dao National Park and the eviction seems to be the result of an aggressive campaign by the park director, Do Dinh Tien.

The eviction is in direct violation of the Vietnam government’s 2005 agreement with Animals Asia to fund and develop a facility on 12 hectares of the park that would permanently rehabilitate and house 200 endangered bears rescued from the illegal bear bile industry. Based on this agreement, Animals Asia has invested more than $2 million in building and infrastructure.

The bears there have been rehabilitated after years of trauma from being locked up in small cages and painfully drained of their bile. It is not difficult to imagine what would go through their minds if they had to be darted, crated, and transported again. They would then have to learn that the new surroundings were truly safe and the new humans working with them were not going to catch them again and torture them.

In addition, it is likely to take at least two years to establish a new center with outdoor enclosures, forcing the bears back into cages on a long-term basis.

The case will now go to the prime minister of Vietnam for a final decision. Due to the powerful status of the Ministry of Defence, it is feared that he will be forced to agree with the recommendation to close the center.

What can you do? Write to Vietnam’s prime minister today, and urge him to overturn the eviction!


PETITION

Please click and sign HERE


WHOM TO CONTACT

banbientap@nguyentandung.org


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Honourable Nguyen Tan Dung,

I am concerned that Animals Asia’s bear sanctuary is to be evicted from Tam Dao National Park by the Ministry of Defence.

This eviction is in direct violation of the Vietnam government’s 2005 agreement with Animals Asia to fund and develop a facility on 12 hectares of the park.

Please overturn the decision to evict Animals Asia.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.

NAME


we are bears who were tortured for bile.
we lived this strange hell, for a very long while.
and now we have a place,safe,
where we can stay,
please humans out there,
do not take this away

signed,
all the bear animal asia
and all the other bears worldwide

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2012 5:57 pm

    signed petition and sent email im so upset about this ive been advocating and donating for Animal Asia bears for years and now they want to kick the bears out just to sell the land to developers its disgusting thanks Stacey for the sample email

    Like

    • October 26, 2012 5:59 pm

      Thank you so much for your efforts, Florence. No thanks necessary, the letter is from Born Free.

      Like

  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    October 27, 2012 2:58 am

    we are bears who were tortured for bile.
    we lived this strange hell, for a very long while.
    and now we have a place,safe,
    where we can stay,
    please humans out there,
    do not take this away

    signed,
    all the bear animal asia
    and all the other bears worldwide

    Like

  3. October 29, 2012 6:19 am

    Reblogged this on delia1979.

    Like

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