Author Archives: Maren Dallmann

A chance to double your donation in December

This has been Animals Asia’s greatest and toughest year so far, so I thought as some followers of this blog may not regularly follow Animals Asia’s updates I should let you know that there is a chance to double your donation this month.  Some very generous benefactors in Hong Kong will match any unrestricted donations in December.  Unrestricted donations are donations which aren’t for any specific campaign, for example End Bear Bile Farming, but can be used wherever funds are most urgently needed.

Please also read Animals Asia’s founder and CEO Jill Robinson’s summary of 2014 here




2014 has been our group’s most successful fundraising year to date and most of it has gone towards our Nanning bear adoption, which in turn will help with the conversion of the Nanning bear farm. As the other campaigns need funding too, the money from our next two collections, 6th and 13th December, will be unrestricted and so will be eligible to be matched by the kind benefactors in Hong Kong.

If you are thinking of making a donation to Animals Asia, this would be the time to do it as your donation will be worth double.  A click on the picture above will lead you straight to the donation page.  The default currency is USD but will change when you choose your country. 

Please be part of this exciting change and give the animals in Asia the best Christmas gift there is – hope for the future.

If you haven’t signed up for Animals Asia’s e-newsletter you may like to do so now to keep up to date with the constant progress.

Thank you and bear hugs!

Another very successful event for the bears

Our writing workshop with Heidi Stephenson last Saturday was a great success.  I think this comment from one of the participants sums up what everyone said at the end:

“I really found Heidi to be a really good teacher, and the whole day was really fascinating and very thought provoking.
Please pass on my thanks to her for making it such an interesting and interactive day.”

Having the workshop in a private house made it more relaxed as well and Yvonne provided an absolutely delicious home cooked lunch for everyone.

The event raised £525 for our Nanning bear adoption, helping Animals Asia with the conversion of the bear farm in Nanning into a sanctuary.

A massive THANK YOU to Heidi and Yvonne for making it such a success and to the participants for choosing our workshop.

Heidi provided her services free of charge and refused to accept travel expenses, and Yvonne donated lunch and drinks, so 100% of the proceeds goes to the bears!

Thank you and bear hugs from Ronnie aka John :)

Ronnie aka John

Ronnie aka John

Nanning Bear Adoption – Progress

I am very happy to be able to report that we have just passed the half way mark to our target for Ronnie aka John’s adoption. We have to date raised £6028.50 for our gorgeous girl, so “only” £5971.50 to go until she will be the first London moon bear :)

The money raised through bear adoption, or naming, supports Animals Asia’s campaign to end the barbaric practice of bear file farming and in this case will help with the conversion of the Nanning bear farm into Animals Asia’s second sanctuary in China from this


Nanning bear farm – Copyright: Animals Asia

to a paradise much like Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park

New double enclosure at Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre - Copyright: Animals Asia

New double enclosure at Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre – Copyright: Animals Asia

This will take at least 2 years and £3,000,000 but it can and will be done with everyone’s help, big or small.

A huge thank you to all our members who have worked so tirelessly all year to raise those vital funds in their spare time, everyone who has done challenges to raise money and everyone who has bought from our stall and donated so generously.  If we have another year like this next year, or even better, we will hopefully reach our target before the due date.

We already have some exciting plans for next year, so watch this space and please come and join us if you can.

If you can’t come to our events but would still like to help us raise funds for Ronnie aka John you could make a donation via our JustGiving page.

Ronnie aka John in her bath tub - Copyright: Animals Asia

Ronnie aka John in her bath tub – Copyright: Animals Asia



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