Appeal for Vietnam's Bears

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Originally Posted: 12 September 2009

Appeal for Vietnam's Bears

From Animals Asia

Animals Asia needs your help to convince the Vietnam government to enforce the law and release bears farmed for their bile.

CONTACT

Go to Animals Asia's site for letter-writing information

And/Or better yet, make direct contact:

Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung
The Honourable Prime Minister, The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
c/o Embassy of Vietnam
1233 20th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
phone (202) 861-0737
fax (202) 861-0917

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Points to include in personal letters:

  • Bear farming and the extraction of bear bile is illegal in Vietnam.
  • There are currently 79 bears held illegally on farms in Quang Ninh province.
  • The bear farmers continue to extract bile illegally from these bears and sell it to tourists.
  • Under Vietnamese law, these bears should be confiscated.
  • Animals Asia Foundation has a rescue centre in Tam Dao National Park, which is ready and waiting to receive these 79 bears.
  • Animals Asia will provide veterinary care and a sanctuary for the bears for the rest of their lives.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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