08 Feb '13, 12pm

Success! Bear Sanctuary Saved

Success! Bear Sanctuary Saved

Great news, Care2 members – thanks to your unflagging support and the hard work of Animals Asia, moon bears at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre no longer risk losing their permanent home. An eviction date loomed over the sanctuary back in October, 2012, but now the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre has gotten a reprieve. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently announced that the current sanctuary in Vietnam will remain open, serving 104 bears formerly saved from the illegal bear bile industry. Additionally, the second stage of the Centre’s construction now has the go ahead to begin. The Centre, which Animals Asia has invested more than $2 million to complete, will give the sanctuary a better opportunity to rehabilitate bears and gather evidence of the damage caused by bile extraction. The reprieve also means that 77 Vietnamese staff members will keep their jobs at the sanctuary. Th...

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