O urso preto de Taiwan, também conhecido como urso-lua, é conhecido pela sua mancha amarelada ou esbranquiçada na zona do peito em formato de lua em quarto crescente, e pode ser visto nas montanhas densas de Taiwan.

Contudo, apesar de serem animais selvagens e agressivos, nem sempre conseguem escapar à crueldade humana que se aproveita destes animais para seu benefício próprio, escravizando-os durante anos e perfurando a sua barriga de forma a que fiquem com uma lesão permanente, para terem acesso à sua vesícula biliar, remover a sua bílis e vendê-la como um remédio para a medicina tradicional chinesa.

BREAKING: Animals Asia’s rescue team has arrived at a bear bile farm in Vietnam to rescue five precious moon bears and close the farm for good.These poor bears have suffered at least 13 years of extreme confinement, and had their bodily fluids extracted with needles for use in traditional medicine. SEND HELP: www.animalsasia.org/FiveAliveVets will first triage which bears are in need of urgent care and take it from there. Some bears may need to be anaesthetised and given immediate health care. All will be freed from their cages and be brought 1,700km to sanctuary.Today, we can end the cruelty.Follow the timeline: http://bit.ly/FiveLivesTimeline #FiveLives #FiveAlive

Posted by Animals Asia on Sunday, August 26, 2018

#FiveLives Rescue Day 5:

#FiveLives Rescue Day 5: Blind moon bear Mai and her four companions have had their breakfast and are back on the road.Mai as usual is calm and enjoying the food. Wonderful to see her contentedly lying down to eat apples and sweet potato for breakfast.After an unimaginable 21 years on a bile farm, all five are now just 350km from sanctuary and new lives.It would be a stretch to say they are all ok, but Vet Nurse Kat Donald is with them and caring for their needs on the road.LeBON and Star are on pain medication for broken teeth, Mekong has started a course of antibiotics for an infection from rotten teeth, Kim has received medicine for diaorrhea and Mai is blind in both eyes from cataracts.But they are nearly home. With luck they'll arrive around 3pm (GMT+6). Just a few more hours, precious bears. You can do it!TIMELINE: bit.ly/FiveLivesTimelineHELP THEM: www.animalsasia.org/FiveAlive

Posted by Animals Asia on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Felizmente existem entidades que se mantêm atentas a este tipo de situações, como a ENT (Educação para a Natureza-Vietnam) que ao deparar-se com um grupo de 5 ursos enclausurados numa fazenda ilegal fora da província de Tien Giang no Vietnã, entrou em contacto de imediato com a organização Animals Asia para que estes fossem resgatar os pobres animais.

Fechados há mais de 21 anos em jaulas, os ursos passavam os seus dias simplesmente a comer e a dormir, encontrando-se à beira da insanidade.

Assim que a equipa da organização chegou à fazenda, nem queria acreditar como é que foi possível os animais sobreviverem tantos naquelas condições absolutamente miseráveis, e tratam de os transferir de imediato para o Santuário Animal da Ásia, no Parque Nacional Tam Dao.

Pela primeira vez, os animais receberam um nome – LeBON, Kim, Mai, Star e Mekong e após uma longa jornada passarem por um período de quarentena de 45 dias, serão libertados nas extensas instalações do santuário, onde irão poder sentir pela primeira vez a grama nas suas patas e o sol a bater-lhes no lombo.

#BearRescue Day 5: The healing begins

The best feeling in the world. Five moon bears, caged for a total of 100 years on a bear bile farm, are now safe in our sanctuary.It's been a gruelling five-day, 1700km rescue that has stretched the bears and the rescue team to the limit.But that is all behind them and it has all been worth it.Now the healing begins.First, quarantine where they will receive health care and regain their strength. Then, large, indoor dens where they will meet other bears and re-learn to use their weakened limbs. And when they're ready, the time will come for them to walk outside onto the grass and learn to be the bears they were always meant to be.Each bear has endured 21 years of captivity. But with luck, dedication and hard work, we hope Mai, Mekong, Star, LeBON and Kim will enjoy up to 10 years in our care. Ten years of happiness to redress some of the wrongs done to them. Ten years to forget what they have suffered.Their rescue would not have been possible without the support of people around the world who chipped in what they could, spread the word, followed them home cheered them on. From across the globe, your words of encouragement – from Finland, India, Australia, New Zealand, France, America, Canada, Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy, Zambia, Spain and everywhere inbetween – roared them home. Thank you all so, so much from the bottom of our hearts.But as with any rescue, the work doesn't end when the bears arrive. That is when the real work begins. We're commited to these five bears for the rest of their lives and we can't do it without you. A gift from you could help support the intensive care and rehabilitation Mai, Mekong, Star, LeBON and Kim so desperately need and deserve. Send a special gift to our five brave little soldiers today: animalsasia.org/FiveAlive

Posted by Animals Asia on Friday, August 31, 2018

Uma atitude que deve servir de exemplo para todos nós para que não deixemos de ajudar os que não se conseguem defender da maldade humana, que infelizmente ainda existe e possivelmente sempre existirá.

Partilhar é cuidar!

VÊ TAMBÉM



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