Prime Minister of Vietnam: Stop the eviction of Animals Asia's Vietnam bear sanctuary
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Prime Minister of Vietnam: Stop the eviction of Animals Asia's Vietnam bear sanctuary

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      Animals Asia

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January 2013

Victory

Animals Asia’s Vietnam bear rescue centre has been saved from the eviction threat that has been hanging over it since 5 October 2012. A communiqué issued by the Vietnamese government confirms that Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has concluded that the rescue centre’s operation should be maintained, and that construction on the project’s second phase should continue. This decision ensures that the 104 bears living at the centre that have been rescued from the bile industry will stay, 77 local Vietnamese staff keep their jobs, and Animals Asia will not suffer financial losses of US$2 million as previously feared. We want to sincerely thank the tens of thousands of supporters from around the world who wrote letters, sent e-mails and signed petitions calling for the eviction to be stopped. We couldn't have done it without you.

My name is Jill Robinson, and I have been working to end the horrific practice of bear bile farming in China and Vietnam, for the last two decades. The organisation I founded, Animals Asia, has rescued nearly 400 bears in award winning sanctuaries in both countries.

In Vietnam we run a sanctuary for 104 rescued bears, but they are about to lose their home, due to a proposed tourist development.

We’re facing eviction from our site in Tam Dao National Park due to one man. Its believed the park director, Do Dinh Tien, lobbied the Ministry of Defence to evict Animals Asia, so he can hand the land to Truong Giang Tam Dao Joint Stock Company, of which his daughter is part-owner. The company intends to build commercial property including a tourist park and hotels.

The eviction would see 104 bears that have been rescued from the bile industry evicted, 77 local Vietnamese staff unemployed, and financial losses to Animals Asia of more than US $2 million.

The bears are being rehabilitated after years of trauma from being locked up in small cages and milked for their bile. These bears will be forced to return to cages to be relocated. This will have a major negative impact on their mental and physical well-being as it is likely to take at least two years to establish a new centre with outdoor enclosures.

Please join Animals Asia in asking the Prime Minister of Vietnam to stop the unjust eviction of Animals Asia's Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park.

Sign this petition and tell the Prime Minister to honour his government’s original agreement with Animals Asia and allow the rescue centre to remain in Tam Dao National Park.

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    • curtis lewis CONWAY, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      IT'S WRONG

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    • Isabel Helena. CHAVES., PORTUGAL
      • over 1 year ago

      EXmº SR. Primeiro Ministro, ouça a voz da razão: Jill Robinson!

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    • Martha Diaz REDONDO BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      ANIMALS DESERVE TO LIVE A HAPPY AND SAFE WILD LIFE :)

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    • Dil Siri LAKE STEVENS, UNITED STATES
      • over 1 year ago

      pls stop the bear eviction ..

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    • Judy Austin JEROME, ID
      • over 1 year ago

      PHUCKING VIETNAMAM WE FOUGHT FOR YOU FOR WHAT??????? YOU ARE DESPICABLE BEYOND WORDS AND STILL NOT COMPASSIONATE!!!!! SICK OF YOU AND QUIT EATING DOGS!!!!! MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY DIED TO PROTECT YOUR SCUMMY ASSES

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