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Bile Bear Turned Pet Handed Over to Animals Asia in Vietnam

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, rescued )

- 1877 days ago -
A moon bear kept for bile extraction by a farmer in Ung Hoa District, near Hanoi, Vietnam, then later as a pet, has been handed over to Animals Asia.

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Pat B (356)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 1:36 pm
This is good news, and a good start...Thank you, Cher for this.!!

. (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 1:38 pm
Literally use the bear until it is of no use, then disgard it. What an existence.

pam w (139)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:09 pm
What a FOUL cultural element!

Christeen A (371)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:31 pm
Yea. I hope the rehabilitation goes well for this poor beast. Thank you.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:25 pm
noted hopping the best for this poor animals!!!! thnx

. (7)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:11 pm
I hope she has a long and happy retirement. If we could only free the rest. Thanks for the good news Cher.

lori c (29)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:14 pm
Thank GOd, Animals Asia does amazing work, he will be in good hands!

Liz AWAY G (72)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:21 pm
Noted and i pray that the beautiful bear will now enjoy love and kindness in his days at the sanctuary,my heart and thoughts go out to all the poor bears still suffering each day at the bear bile farms,what a cruel so called life!!!!!!! THANK YOU Jill Robinson and all your caring volunteers for taking care of these precious bears who have been through so much.Thank you Cher for all your hard work here on Care2.Liz Xx

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:36 pm
Poor bear.

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:38 pm
In defense of the family who had the bear, they took it upon themselves to seek out a sanctuary for the bear, and wouldn't accept payment for her. It just shows with education and civility, some people will come to see the light!

Judith Hand (55)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:55 pm
Noted. Not a great life, but the final paragraph makes its point: it's better than the VietNamese farm.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:24 pm
I do hope this lovely bear finally knows peace and love. It is such a tragic life to condemn any animal to. I must say I am proud of the family for at least sending her to a sanctuary. This is much more than most who are in this evil industry would do. I am sorry she had to be there to begin with though. Thanks for Chering.

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:29 pm
TY Cher. I love this uplifting story of a bear farmed for bile getting treatment and retirement in a humane environment. I wish we could do this for every bear being farmed for bile.

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:44 pm
I'm glad the bear has been saved but unfortunately the are so many more that have not been - what an awful life they must have it's sickening!!!!

. (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 12:41 am
This poor bear is lucky, he is saved from a horrible fate, that of being a useless machine that produces bile that is less and less demand in Asian countries
I hope that his days may have that peace which until today is denied
Noted - thank you dear Cher

M. (Moo) Prince (16)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:03 am
So glad this sweet bear has been saved, so many more need the same. poor sweet animals. love them all. Great Story ty Cher....Noted

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:53 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:33 am
I hope her health improves. It was nice of the farmer to let her go. Maybe he can teach others to let their bears go too.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:42 am
The poor girl, how she must have suffered all those years but, God heard her cries and gave her the way out, and soon God will liberate all of his creation from the abuse of humans!

Joy M (33)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:49 am
Beautiful story all around!! Thank you to the man who released her to Animals Asia. She will gain her dignity back and have some peace in her life. Thank you to Jill Robinson for saving these moon bears who suffer immensely - she is a true hero!!

Wednesday May 1, 2013, 10:08 am
noted with hope...
Thank you, Cher!

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:01 pm
noted,so glad this bear has to do nothing but look forward to it's happy ending life :)

Fran F (118)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:13 pm
I hope this dear bear has a successful rehabilitation. Like Sherri, I wish all bears farmed for bile could be rescued and given medical care and a peaceful life in a sanctuary. Cher, thanks for posting this.

Sara P (54)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:51 am
Good good news Cher, thanks a lot for sharing Cher.

Laurie H (817)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:41 pm
I wish EVERY BEAR could be rescued from this vile & senseless trade!! Great to hear this news!!!! Let's keep it coming! Thanks Cher & Sara for sending~

Carol H (229)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:29 pm
great news, thanks Cher

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:10 am
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