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An Open Letter to Animal Rights Advocates

I wanted to share this very important blog here. All of us who do what we can to end all animal suffering have heard the comments from those who don’t want to know. Never give up, we are not alone and more and more people are joining us

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To All the Animal Rights Advocates in the World,

We often hear people dismiss animal advocates as radical or fanatic. In some circles, the term has a negative connotation like “hippie” or “emo.” Fortunately, as people learn the truth about animal agriculture, the fur trade, seaquariums, the circus, experiments on animals, and other acts of cruelty, the perception changes. As advocates, it’s important for us to communicate our message in a way that will interest and engage people to break this stereotype. That is our challenge. As with any movement, before the sensibility of it has been fully realized, resistance abounds.

Where does some of the rage and impatience originate in animal rights advocates? It’s largely rooted in the fact that the reasons for which we changed are problems that can be solved. As soon as people decide to make simple changes in their lives, they can transition from someone who kills animals to…

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Thank you for helping us reach our target!

We have now reached our target to officially adopt one of the bears at the ex-bear bile farm in Nanning, which has been taken over by Animals Asia.  Most of you will have “met” our Ronnie aka John by now but here she is, saying a big “thank you” too :)

Ronnie aka John in bath

We will of course continue our fundraising for Animals Asia until the cruelty ends!  There are thousands more bears to be rescued and Animals Asia continues to work towards an end to bear bile farming, which I believe is now in sight.

Of course there are also the other programmes which always need funds, Cat and Dog Welfare and Captive Animal Welfare.  Funds raised from now on will be unrestricted again and will be used by Animals Asia where they are most urgently needed at the time.

Thank you again and please continue supporting us in London, come to our events and visit our stalls.

A very successful night for our Ronnie aka John!

We held our second Octobear Festival at the Coach and Horses in Soho tonight and what a wonderful night it was!  A huge success again and a full house.

Thanks to the kind generosity of the landlord, Alastair Choat and his daughter Hollie 100% of the night’s takings are going to the bears again and we have reached our target for Ronnie aka John, our bear in Nanning! The night raised over £1,000.

Amanda gave a very interesting talk about working with the rescued bears at Animals Asia‘s sanctuaries and also gave us an update on the bears at the now defunct bear farm in Nanning, where the bears are being cared for by Animals Asia until they can move into their new permanent home.  Their lives are already a million times better than they were with healthy food, a constant supply of drinking water and lots of showers, and of course their paddling pools.

Below are some impressions of the night

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