Come and join the London Animals Asia Support Group for a screening of the award winning “Cages of Shame” by Martin Guinness on Saturday 21 September at the Odeon Lounge Bayswater. The film 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 today, aged 33.
Muffins and juice will be available throughout and we will have a mini auction after the screening.
About 95% of the £30 entrance fee will go towards helping the animals as the Odeon Lounge has very generously donated the use of the theatre, the technician is volunteering his time and most of the catering has been donated as well.
Doors open at 10.30am for an 11am screening
Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. You can book online here or use the form below to reserve your tickets if you prefer to pay by cheque. Please note that the online booking is subject to a small booking fee.
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