Come and join Dr Jill Robinson MBE and the London Animals Asia Support Group for a screening of the award winning “Cages of Shame” by Martin Guinness that tells the story of bear bile farming in China and the mission to save ten bears and close down the last remaining bear farm in Shandong Province.
This is a very inspirational film showing the dedication of the amazing Animals Asia team and the help received from locals on the long drive back home to the sanctuary in Chengdu. It also features Oliver’s dramatic and life saving operation on the back of a truck. He is living happily at the sanctuary now, aged 33.
The Odeon Lounge is very generously donating the use of the theatre and the technician is volunteering his time, so at least 80% of the £30 entrance fee will go towards helping the animals.
Payment can be made by paypal on our meetup page or by cheque. If you wish to pay by cheque please contact us for details using the form below.
Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Virginia McKenna on “Cages of Shame”:
I had seen for myself, on my visit to China, the devotion of all the staff in Chengdu to the rescued bears, and the high standard of care and sensitivity to the needs of all those special animals. But when I saw “Cages of Shame” my feelings of admiration rose even higher. The gruelling journey, for both animals and humans, the fear that some might not survive it and the emergency operation, the gathering exhaustion. But the unfailing calm and professionalism were inspirational to all of us privileged to watch the story unfold. Our joy, as an audience, when the convoy reached the sanctuary was overwhelming. I just want to thank you. We watch from afar but you are never forgotten.
Virginia McKenna OBE
Founder Born Free Foundation
Patron Animals Asia