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Animal Welfare Debate Is Alive and Well in Vietnam

Jill Robinson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Jill Robinson

Coverage in the Vietnamese media makes one thing abundantly clear -- the general public in Vietnam is more engaged in animal welfare than ever before.

Let Us Take These Unwanted, Unfed, and Unloved Bears and Give Them a Beautiful Life

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Jill Robinson

Since 1993, the images of suffering brown eyes have haunted those of us in Animals Asia who have made investigations of over one hundred bear bile farms across Asia.

Bears Rescued From Bile Farms: Why Not Just Release Them?

Jill Robinson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

More than 10,000 bears are believed to be languishing on Chinese bear bile farms. The simple solution of just opening the gates is not an option - the scale of the problem is way beyond that simplistic approach.

Nanning Diary: Turning a Bear Bile Farm Into a Sanctuary, Peace by Piece

Jill Robinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

This was field work in the raw, where six bears were going to be anesthetized and examined -- undergoing procedures to remove pain they had been suffering for years.

150 Pharmacies in China Say No to Bear Bile

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

More than 10,000 bears -- mainly moon bears, but also brown bears -- are kept on bile farms in China, and around 2,400 moon bears (and some sun bears) in Vietnam. The bears are milked regularly for their bile, which is used in traditional medicine.

WATCH: Asian Bears Kept In Nightmare Conditions

Brink | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green

Watch one woman's story of freeing Moon Bears in China....

How One Moment With a Bear Inspired My Work to End Bear Bile Farming

Jill Robinson | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

It was a dark, dirty room, stinking of feces and infection, and all of the bears who were held there were peering grimly into the gloom from their coffin-like cages.

Jasper's Story: One Moon Bear's Role as Ambassador for Those Cruelly Farmed for Their Bile

Jill Robinson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

After the trauma that he had suffered on the bile farm, it took some time for him to feel relaxed in his new spacious surroundings and trust those who were caring for him. To him, humans meant pain and cruelty.

Beginning a New Life: Six Endangered Bears Rescued From Illegal Chinese Farm

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

Most bears on bile farms are kept in tiny cages. Of the six rescued last month, Peter was trapped in the smallest cage -- measuring just 3 feet long and one foot wide. Some bears on farms are put into cages as cubs and never released.

Maggie Q, Shark Hugger

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity

In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.

WATCH: Baby 'Moon Bears' Rescued

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING (AP) -- A farmer in south China found twin black bear cubs alone in a forest while he was out picking tea leaves, state media said. He was pla...