Vietnam bears can stay! Vietnam bears can stay! Vietnam bears can stay!
You did it folks !! – this is your victory – well done to everybody who wrote, e mailed and complained.
Some really excellent news from Jill – please read below.
Recent SAV links and actions on this story:
It’s with great, great pleasure (and butterflies in my stomach) that I write to you of Prime Minister’s Nguyen Tan Dung decision to save Animals Asia’s sanctuary in Vietnam from the eviction threat that has been hanging over us.
We have just been informed by the Vietnamese government that the Prime Minister has concluded that the rescue centre’s operation should be maintained, and that construction on the project’s second phase should continue – honouring his original agreement with Animals Asia.
This decision ensures that the 104 bears living at the centre will keep their home, 77 of our local Vietnamese staff will keep their jobs, and Animals Asia, which funds and operates the centre, will be able to continue with plans to expand the sanctuary.
We have renewed faith in the Vietnamese government’s commitment to work with Animals Asia to end bear bile farming.
From the Animals Asia team, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done to help us win this battle. We share this victory with you because it was your voice and your support that got us here.
We remain strongly committed to ending bear bile farming in Vietnam – and we’re counting on your support to help the many bears still suffering on farms.
With much gratitude and bear hugs,
Jill Robinson Dr.med.vet. h.c.
Founder and CEO
Further stories from the past:
Below – The original stop eviction campaign header; now replaced by Woo Hoo Above !!: