The woman who exposed the world to bear bile farming

Jill Robinson MBE, is the CEO of Animals Asia Foundation, a charity she started in 1998 to rescue bears in China and Vietnam on bile ‘farms’. Over 10,000 moon bears are currently trapped in tiny cages throughout Asia, with taps inserted through a hole carved into their gall bladder and abdomen to obtain bile which is used for medicine, face creams, toothpaste and wine. Jill Robinson talks to Kathryn Ryan about her tireless work to free these bears from captivity. And you can ‘fold to get involved’ with a campaign asking people in New Zealand and Australia to make a paper bear for all the bears that remain in captivity.

The woman who exposed the world to bear bile farming
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