In countries across Asia, thousands of bears live a life of torture on bear farms, so that their bile can be extracted and used in traditional medicine to cure ailments ranging from headaches to haemorrhoids. Bears are confined in cages which vary from agonisingly tiny "crush" cages to larger pens, all of which cause terrible physical and mental suffering.
My aim is to STOP this unnecessary barbaric practice in whatever way I can.
Animals Asia is hosting a Wimbledon Walk campaign : Simple Steps That Help Paws and Claws. 11th September 2010
Please sponsor my walk as it can and will help end the deplorable suffering of Farmed Moon Bears. Helping to raise Animals Asia vital work of stamping out bear bile farming and the consumption of dogs and cats.
Contact your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor me on this wonderful Walk of Freedom. Every donation you give and every pound I raise helps ensure a secure and happy future for suffering moon bears at Animals Asia's safe haven in China and Vietnam as well as changing the hearts and minds towards cats and dogs in Asia, who are totured and brutally slaughtered for the food and fur industries. To sponsor me on this walk for Freedom please click on this link http://www.justgiving.com/DianneHillierWalktoSupportendBearFarms
A passionate advocate for animals, Jackie Chan has filmed a powerful 30-second PSA calling for an end to the cruel practice and showing the intense suffering and deplorable conditions bears on farms are forced to endure. Please click Here to watch (warning : contents of video are distubing and may be unsuitable for sensitive viewers)
Please help me to help the Bears and enable Animals Asia to have more successes as shown in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzZTevtRTNw
No Gift of sponsorship is too small http://www.justgiving.com/DianneHillierWalktoSupportendBearFarms
For those of you who are in the UK especially in London who would like to join the walk on Saturday the 11th September 2010 at 11.00am (2.5 miles with 5 mile option). simply register now at email@example.com or call them on 01579 347148
How to get there : Nearest Tube : Wimbledon (District Line)
Bus route 93 from Wimbledon or Putney Bridge
The walk begins near the Windmill (look out for the Animals Asia gazebo) and parking is available in this area.
Walk for Freedom on Wimbledon CommonEvent Details
Date: Saturday 11th September 2010
Meeting Point: The Windmill, Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common
(Important Note: Parking is strictly limited at the Windmill car park, therefore, participants are encouraged to use public transportation. Wimbledon Station is the nearest stop if coming by tube or train. Taxis are available outside of the station for easy transport to the Windmill area and the no. 93 bus stops near the end of Windmill Road)
Time: Please arrive at 10.30am, walk begins at 11am.
Walk Distance: 5 miles (approx.) with a shorter 2.5 mile option.
Registration: To register for the walk please complete the attached form and return it along with your registration donation to Animals Asia Foundation, 3 Ashleigh Meadow, Tregondale Farm, Menheniot, Cornwall, PL14 3RG. The suggested minimum donation to register is £10 per adult (children free). (This registration fee is waived if you are raising sponsorship for the walk)
While many of the vegetable sources of traditional Asian medicine, such as some teas, ginko nuts and shitake mushrooms have been shown to have health benefits, such animal products as bear bile and tiger penises have been discredited regarding having any such benefits. So, we're talking about unnecessary animal cruelty for charlatan medical cures here.
As for the consumption of dogs and cats, many are sensitve to this because they have these intelligent and affectionate animals for pets. But, beyond that, in food deprived countries, they are an inefficient source of nutrition, because they are predators, thus higher on the food chain. It is estimated that it takes 23 kilos of plant protein to produce one pound of cow protein. if the cat or dog is living off such protein, this effect is multiplied to needing over 100 kilos of plant protein to produce one kilo of animal protein. And, if the cat or dog is living off such vermin as rats and insects (and is therefore being helpful in pest control) then it is probably consuming the toxins that people put out to kills such pests. Plus, the higher on the food chain that your protein comes from, the more likely it is to contain man made toxins. And, dogs are generally indiscriminate eaters.
So here we're talking about unnecessary animal cruelty that benefits neither man nor beast.