Nearly 2,000 bears remain on Vietnamese bear bile farms, with at least 12,000 more languishing in China. Animals Asia is committed to ending the barbaric industry and has set up sanctuaries in China and Vietnam to rehabilitate the broken bears saved from the farms.
In sharp contrast to their former lives on bear bile farms, the bears at Animals Asia sanctuaries lead lives free from pain, with opportunities to express their natural behaviors.
When we got our camera out recently, every bear seemed to have stopped mid-action, like the tin man in the Wizard of Oz, rusted mid-wood chop.
One bear had made it to the concrete tunnel, and slumbered there in the relative cool.