News: Our work with bears
11 July 2018
After a series of dramatic ups and downs, Nepal’s last known ‘dancing bear’ arrived today (July 11) at a specialist sloth bear sanctuary in India. He was wrongfully placed in a substandard zoo earlier in 2018
18 June 2018
After an emotional, uncertain few months, authorities have agreed to free Rangila the bear from a substandard zoo in Nepal. We helped rescue Rangila from the ‘dancing bear’ trade in December 2017, but he was then secretly taken to a zoo instead of a sanctuary
15 March 2018
We helped rescue Nepal’s last dancing bears, Rangila and Sridevi, in December. But we’re devastated to learn they were taken to a poor welfare zoo, where Sridevi died. We’re urging the government to reveal why the bears were taken there and ensure it protects Rangila, the surviving bear
14 December 2017
We’re microchipping more bears in Vietnam, which will help end the awful practice of extracting bear bile for traditional medicine
25 April 2017
Countries that keep captive bears for traditional medicine must follow this positive example to end the captive breeding of bears for their bile
22 April 2016
Extracting bile from bears for use in traditional Chinese medicine is an inhumane practice. Our survey results show there’s overwhelming support within China to end the bear bile industry – over 97% of Chinese people believe it is very cruel.
23 November 2015
The three five year-old sibling European brown bears were born in an overpopulated zoo. Now that they’ve been transported out of the confined space, their lives have been transformed.
15 July 2015
We are reaching the final stages of our campaign to end the cruel bear bile industry in South Korea, working in partnership with Green Korea United.
02 March 2015
We have stepped in to respond to a desperate appeal to save two bears kept in horrific conditions at a restaurant in Russia.
23 January 2015
Since 1997 we have been working with local authorities in Pakistan to end bear baiting - a brutal and cruel sport in which bears are forced to battle against trained dogs.