COMPASSION… AN INCREDIBLE RECOVERY MADE POSSIBLE BY A CHANGE OF HEART…

Where once he had seen only a resource, a long- time bear bile farmer finally recognised an indi- vidual who deserved better. After 14 years in a tiny cage, this frightened bear was surrendered to the Animals Asia Foundation. She was given the name ‘Nhan Ai’, which means ‘compassion’. A Buddhist monk gave Nhan Ai his blessing as she began her journey on the long road to rehabilitation.

Bear bile farming is amongst the cruellest forms of animal abuse. Moon bears are confined for years in tiny cages, with no respite from the excruciating pain caused by bile extraction. Most live and die in these conditions. The 11,200 bile bears in China and Vietnam must yearn for death, but Animals Asia offers them hope. We have rescued around 600 bears to date, offering them the care they need and the chance and to live peacefully for the rest of their days.

We work tirelessly to see the end of abusive animal practices across Asia. We believe that empathy for a single animal can evolve into empathy for an entire species and ultimately for all species.

Some join us in their twilight years, with a host of special needs: Oliver spent 30 full years on a bile farm before joining us. Others, like Misty and Rain, rescued from traffickers, come to us when very young, and will be in our care for years to come. With your help, they can all live out their days in peace and tranquillity.

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By holding a Karma class, you can use your yoga practice to end animal suffering. Let us use the power of yoga to help our animal friends and promote compassion!

Find out more: visit www.animalsasia.org/Yoga