"China still does not have any animal welfare legislation on its statute books, making it impossible to prosecute for cruelty against animals, however a law is currently being drafted and debated through China's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress." Animals Asia, Jill Robinson
ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT OF BEAR BILE FARMING
"Earlier, Peter had arrived in one of the smallest cages staff had ever seen. Just 3 feet long, by 1 foot 8 inches wide, and just under 2 feet high. It’s likely that he had spent most of his life, caged and hardly able to move.
Writing in her blog Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson described the moment when, having been transferred to a larger recovery cage under anaesthetic, Peter manages to stretch his legs and stand for possibly the first time in years:
“The first hour or so after coming round, saw Peter’s back legs and consequently the recovery cage, shaking from his effort to stand on all fours, and it was clear that he really didn't know what to do with his legs. His nerves too were in shreds, and he jumped in fright at the slightest movement, huffing at everyone in fear and anxiety, until he was satisfied that nothing was going to cause him harm.
“Still this brave bear persevered – and today he has it all worked out. This bright and curious hero is standing tall, calmly contemplating not only his new surroundings, but us. A bear with the most handsome face in the world, Peter loves his food, he loves his browse and straw, and most of all he loves his bamboo toys.”
CAGED LIKE THIS WITHOUT ROOM TO MOVE IS TYPICAL IN BEAR BILE FARMING
Jill Robinson MBE, Animals Asia founder and CEO said::
“Oliver survived 30 years on bile farms and emergency surgery on the roadside. The fact that he is with us at all is a miracle and it’s a miracle that continues to inspire. He was farmed for a lifetime and this is his ‘borrowed time’ - at the sanctuary where he’s being given all the care and attention such a gentle, inspiring bear deserves” WATCH VIDO