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Anne-Marie Preller sent a message to the members of Stop the Bear
Subject: Asia's Big 5 Contest
Here’s your opportunity to bring worldwide recognition to our beloved
moon bears – and it takes less than a minute.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Africa’s Big 5 – the lion, leopard,
elephant, buffalo and rhino. Now Asian Geographic magazine is running
“Asia’s Big 5 Contest” to recognize five animals that are unique to
Asia. The Asia Geo team has already chosen the panda, the tiger and the
orangutan. They are giving us the chance to choose Asia’s remaining two
The Asiatic black bear is often lowly regarded in Asia as an animal
that is solely important for its bile. Of course, we know otherwise! The
antics of the playful bears that have been rescued never fail to bring a
smile to our faces. Despite the unimaginable horrors they have been
through on the bile farms, these forgiving creatures are determined to
put the past behind them and to be proud ambassadors for their species.
Please vote and encourage your friends to vote to make the moon bear
one of Asia’s Big 5.
You can check out the contest at http://www.asiangeo.com/contest_big5.html.
Please send your vote to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 August 2008. There are prizes for
the voters, too!
If the moon bear makes Asia’s Big 5, it gives them more importance
and our call to end bear farming will have more weight. Thank you for
supporting this beautiful, intelligent species and bringing them a step
closer to freedom.