Save these bears

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Baby bear locked for years in a cage

Sylvia,

Moon bears are highly intelligent, social animals with a large vocabulary of sounds they use to communicate. In the wild, they live in family units.

But across Vietnam, these bears are caught with vicious traps and crammed into tiny cages. Their teeth and claws are removed and a metal catheter is inserted into their gall bladders to extract bile which is then sold in illegal markets as “traditional medicine.”

We can help set them free.

A group of activists in Hanoi is working flat-out to free the last 257 bile-farm bears in the country – they organise rescues, and engage with farmers directly to persuade them to release the bears. They’ve had amazing success, but for the bears trapped in cages, the progress is too slow.

So they’re asking for our help. If enough of us chip in, we can supercharge their work, help them track down more bears for rescue, fast – and maybe even end this cruel industry for good.... Can you help free the moon bears?

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Bear bile farming has been in decline for decades in Vietnam, but hundreds of animals are still living out lives of constant torment. Beautiful bears, who should be roaming the lands and swimming in rivers are instead living in dark, dank cages, often with barely enough room to even turn around.

But ending this vile and illegal abuse is now within reach. Keeping bears is expensive and risky, and many farmers are looking for a way out – with the help of groups like Hanoi-based Education for Nature, they can find one. And Vietnam’s bears can live their lives as they were meant to.

In February, nine bears were rescued from farms in Binh Duong province. Several were emaciated. One was missing a leg. So many more out there need our help. Can you chip in today and help end this torture for good? Anything extra we raise will help power campaigns against animal cruelty globally.

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Thanks for all that you do,
Olivia and the SumOfUs team


More information:

BEAR TORTURE ‘World’s saddest bear’ tried to bite his way out of tiny cage where he was forced to VOMIT for bizarre medicine
The Scottish Sun. 28 November 2022. Emaciated Bears, One With Missing Leg, Rescued From Bile Farms in Vietnam
Newsweek. 2 November 2022. Behind viral story of bear visiting Nepal hospital lies bigger ailment, Mongabay, 15 March 2022.

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