Following a very successful event last year, we are holding our second Octobear Festival this year at the Coach and Horses Soho, London’s only vegetarian pub.
Come and join us to raise a glass or two to the bears and their FREEDOM!
Tuesday 6 October, 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Coach and Horses Soho, 29 Greek Street
London W1D 5DH
Cost: £30 per person – includes a 3 course vegetarian or vegan meal and a glass of wine
Enjoy delicious food, try your luck in our raffle and learn about work and life at Animals Asia’s China Bear Sanctuary from ex-bear manager Amanda Hogan.
100% of the profit will help Animals Asia with the rehabilitation of the remaining 124 bears at the ex bear bile farm in Nanning, China by helping us adopt one of them, Ronnie aka John.
Places are strictly limited so please book early by completing the booking form below.
Payment can be made via our JustGiving page for Ronnie aka John, just mention Coach and Horses or Octobear Festival in the comment please as the page was set up for all fundraising activities related to our Nanning bear adoption.
If you choose to pay by cheque we will send you details on receipt of your booking form
Sepp Häusl has created the amazingly powerful picture on our Welcome page and I just wanted to share it again here for anyone who follows our blog but may not necessarily look at the other pages.
I’m sure there will be more and the picture on the Welcome page will be replaced occasionally, but I will share via the blog as well as they will all be amazing, all Sepp’s pictures are. This one just says so much.
This is the prayer said at an Animals Asia bear funeral “Please look upon the others and give them promise of hope soon. And tell them to be patient and proudly wear the moon.” I think that’s exactly what this picture says as well.
Let us all do what we can to get them all out of their hell holes as soon as possible. We can all do something even if it doesn’t seem like it could possibly make a difference. Whatever any of us can do to help will make a massive difference if we all do our bit.
The smallest donation will make a difference and telling others about the bears’ plight and how they can help. There are some ideas here on Animals Asia’s website, or if you’re in London and would like to get actively involved with our fundraising, please feel free to contact us
The bears in Nanning have had another visit from the Animals Asia vet team and this time it was our girl’s turn to have a health check too. We were very happy to hear from the UK office this morning that despite being slightly toothless now she is in good overall health.
This is the report from the vet team:
Ronnie AKA John had a particularly bad mouth with all of her canines and several molars being infected and rotten. Fortunately Ronnie’s body condition did not reflect the state of her mouth! The degree of dental work Ronnie required was substantial, and as a result she had the longest anaesthetic of this round, totalling four hours on the surgery table. Considering the amount of dentistry work Ronnie received, her recovery was incredible and apart from the hairless patches on her belly and arms it would have been difficult to know that she had undergone a health check
Ronnie aka John