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Thousands Urge Vietnam to Release Illegally Held Bears

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Animals Asia Foundation has collected more than 7,000 letters from around the world urging the Vietnamese government to release bears being held illegally on bile farms in the popular tourist spot of Ha Long Bay, in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

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Simone Duffin (1462)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 11:29 am
30 bears rescued.

End of letter-writing campaign for Vietnam bears

Tremendous response to appeal from supporters

We would like to thank everybody who took the time to to send us letters for the Vietnamese Prime Minister, in support of our campaign to free 79 bears still kept illegally on farms in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. The campaign was extended by a few weeks, following a raid by government officials and the discovery that 24 of these bears are being used for bile extraction on one farm.

We have been inundated with letters - through e-mail, fax and mail - and have received well over 7,000 letters for presentation. There is no doubt that there is worldwide support for our Moon Bear Rescue in Vietnam and we continue to urge the Vietnamese government to implement its own laws to prevent the continuing capture and torture of bears to produce bile for sale on the black market.

Please check back regularly for updates on our progress to free all 79 bears.

Thank you again for your support.

Margaret S (53)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 11:41 am
This is heartbreaking to see this done to bears,we get updates because we donate,you can get lovely gifts to but too re: the bears...they should be released and this horrible buisness stoped!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 11:45 am

Alicia V (181)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 12:17 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 2:27 pm
Let's hope that the Vietnamese government stop the abuse.

Monday December 7, 2009, 7:40 am
This is so cruel and barbaric. what is so sickening is there is no scientific proof this bile even helps humans. it is something again done by poeple who belief in myths and old fashioned medicine.

viet nam needs to come into the modern world. to stop torturing bears for money.

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