Hello Beserkers! Hoping you have had a good week and that today (and your weekend) will be even better! We have some very exciting news regarding a new additon to the Beserkanimal family! You really need to see him for yourself because he's just too cute! He will steal your heart! 🐻 🖤
Meet Beserk the Bear! -
This is Beserk the (Moon) Bear! He is now apart of the Beserk family as we have now sponsored him to ensure he has a happy and healthy life at Animals Asia's rescue sanctuary in Vietnam! 🖤 Unfortunately Beserk the Bear didn't have the best start to his life as he was locked in a tiny cage for many years of his life at a Bear Bile farm! Until Animals Asia rescued him and now he can have a normal and very happy bear life!
In the video below you can see just how happy he is during his first time playing outside and touching grass, being a normal and carefree bear! 🖤 We are so grateful to Animals Asia but also to all of you, our customers and supporters, because if it weren't for you then we wouldn't be able to help all of these animals that need a helping hand (or paw)!
Who is Animals Asia and What do they do? -
Animals Asia is devoted to ending bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals across Asia! They promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change!
Founded in 1998, the Animals Asia team has been rescuing bears since 1994! They operate award winning bear rescue sanctuaries in China and Vietnam, and are the only organisation with a bear sanctuary in China! Their founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, Dr.med.vet. h.c., Hon LLD is widely recognised as the world’s leading authority on the cruel bear bile industry, having campaigned against it since 1993! 🖤
Animals Asia's work focuses on three major programmes:
Animals Asia works to end the bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears – mainly moon bears but also sun bears and brown bears – kept on bile farms across Asia. It has rescued more than 600 bears from the industry since it was established.
After years of cooperation, Animals Asia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vietnam Government to completely End Bear Bile Farming in Vietnam by 2022! This includes rescuing and rehoming approximately 600 bears that remain on farms in Vietnam, where Bear bile farming is illegal. 🖤
In Vietnam and China, they also have consensus from the authorities to work towards the ending of the trade, allowing them to operate two bear rescue facilities in Chengdu and Nanning. Animals Asia continue to work with the farmers, the government, traditional medical associations and community to build trust and awareness around the animal welfare issues associated with the trade, highlight the dangers that consumption of wildlife products like bear bile present to humans, and promote the use of synthetic and plant based substitutes to bear bile as a more humane alternative! 🖤
Animals Asia works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in Asia, collaborates with governments and NGO's to improve the welfare of companion animals, and promotes humane population management!
Animals Asia also campaigns for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Southeast Asia, and works closely with governing authorities and facilities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive wild animals!
How can I help Animals Asia and their mission? -
You don't need money to help out Animals Asia and their cause! There are so many ways you can help out, like - Donating, Volunteering, Sponsoring a bear and or spreading the word of Animals Asia's cause and when possible purchasing a Beserk the Bear charity shirt, which we will release very soon, with all proceeds going to Animals Asia to support them and their amazing cause! 🖤 Be sure to check out Animals Asia and their mission on their site and socials to see more of the incredible creatures they rescue from very unfortunate starts and give them the life they deserve!
Stay tuned for more updates on Beserk the Bear as this will be a blog series on our fuzzy friend! Till next time and Stay tuned for the next blog on our Beary cute friend, Beserk! 🖤
Stay Kind! 🖤 - Beserk xx