Animals Asia saved four moon bears, also known as Asian black bears, from Hanoi Central Circus in Hanoi, Vietnam. In a sign of a significant change in attitudes towards the use of wild animals for entertainment in the country, the last circus bears were voluntarily donated to an organization that now cares for them. Through ongoing dialogue with the captive animal welfare team Animals Asia, the circus has finally decided to completely ditch wildlife in its shows.
Newly rescued bears arrive at Animal Asia Sanctuary in There Tao on the Tuesday 15 June Upon arrival, they were greeted by a team of veterinarians and bugbears who performed preliminary health checks.
“Looking at the footage of the bears being forced to perform in the circus, it is impossible not to feel how terrible it would be for them. Roaring music, strobe lights; it couldn’t be more different from the serenity of the forest, ”said WAN Heidi Quine, director of the bear and veterinary team at the organization’s Vietnam Wildlife Sanctuary. “So when this rescue truck drove into the sanctuary with Saffron, Chile, Gong and Tiu, it was hard for me to hold back my tears. At the time, I wanted to tell them how much better their business would be, although I like to think they somehow knew. “
As noted Quine Asian animals are making incredible progress in Vietnam, and this marks “another step forward towards a kinder world for animals.”
News comes after WAN reported what animals Asia recently transported 101 Asian black bears These were saved from bear bile farms to China to their new home in Chengdu.
IN Vietnam Animal Rescue Center for Asia, which the is currently home to 186 bears, the newly rescued animals will enjoy a variety of fresh produce tailored to their specific needs and tastes. They will experience a whole new world of toys and enrichment items such as hammocks, hessian bags and pools in the reserve’s semi-natural open-air cage designed to stimulate the natural behavior of bears. The local hospital and laboratory facilities will provide the bears with best chance of recovery.
This is the second time the Animals of Asia have rescued bears from Hanoi Central Circus. In 2019, the organization campaigned to free two female cubs who were illegally caught and included in circus performances. After the bears were handed over to the organization, the Animals Asia team named them “Sugar” as well as “Spice” because of their lively character and the joy they brought to the sanctuary.
With this salvation, Sugar and Spice welcomed “Chile “ “Saffron”, “Tiêu “and” Gừng “after two years of separation.
Animals Asia has been committed to ending wildlife performances in Asia from the outset. 2014 IN 2017, organization published report about the adverse psychological and physical impact of performance on wild animals.
The report highlights hundreds of wild animals, including endangered species, These were forced to perform in zoos and circuses Vietnam. This prompted Ministry of Culture of Vietnam, the government agency in charge of entertainment to instruct circuses to stop using wild animals in their performances. Since then, 15 circuses all over the country have stopped using wild animals altogether, and many others have stopped using wild species.
“Relationships in Vietnam are changing,” explained Thuan Bendixen, Vietnam Director of Animals Asia. “Schools are starting to give up attending circuses that use wild animals, and more 32,000 The Vietnamese have signed the Animals Asia petition to end the use of wild animals in entertainment. This is a direct result of their persistent but collective approach to working with authorities and communities. As they have seen over and over again, the only cure for many of the things we want to change in the world is kindness. “
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