"Animals' lives should be worth more than their monetary value," Tuan Bendixsen, Animals Asia's Vietnam director, said in a press release. "This is Vietnam's natural heritage, these bears should not have been bought and sold on a whim. And they shouldn't have died. Bao Lam has hung on for her rescuers and we arrived just in time."
Fortunately for Bao Lam, she has been spared from a fate that more than likely would have ended in her own death.
"At our sanctuary beneath the mountains, Bao Lam will arrive and sniff the air and we're pretty sure it'll smell of home," Animals Asia continued in the Facebook post. "It is a paradise."