Transferring 4 bears to Vietnam Bear Rescue Center People's Army Online - On June 15, Animals Asia rescued and transferred four bears at the Hanoi Central Circus

Thứ Tư, 16/6/2021| 10:55

These are the last four bears of the Hanoi Central Circus, voluntarily transferred to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center for care under the consent and witness of the Hanoi Forest Protection Department.

Transferring 4 bears to Vietnam Bear Rescue CenterPeople's Army Online - On June 15, Animals Asia rescued and transferred four bears at the Hanoi Central CircusArtists who regularly take care of bears assist in getting the bears into the transport cage by enticing and leading the bears.

 

According to the Vietnam Circus Federation, all four of these individuals are female bears and are in stable health, weighing about 60kg each. This transition is the result of a process of adapting the use of animals in performance, replacing wildlife circuses with training and performing circuses of agricultural animals. Four bears of 5-7 years old, raised from a young age and have performed in circus shows will be brought to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center in Tam Dao National Park, Vinh Phucwhere they will enjoy the conditions of care and rehabilitation best for the rest of their life.

In order to ensure the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic and limit movement and gathering of people, the veterinary department of the Central Circus is in charge of the process of putting bears in cages and transporting bears. When the bear arrives at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center, the Center's doctors, nurses and specialists are in charge of health checks and on-site reception.

This is the second time Animals Asia has rescued bears from the Hanoi Central Circus. In April 2019, the unit also received two individual bears from here and now both bears are living healthy and well integrated in semi-natural areas at the Center. The bear rescue and transfer process was completed in the morning of June 15th thanks to the active cooperation of the local rangers, the Central Circus, as well as the bear's condition.

Transferring 4 bears to Vietnam Bear Rescue CenterPeople's Army Online - On June 15, Animals Asia rescued and transferred four bears at the Hanoi Central CircusThe artists and staff loaded the bear onto the truck.

 

After the rescue, the bears will spend 30 days in isolation, have health checks and be treated for diseases and injuries, before being grouped and integrated in semi-natural areas. Adding these four bears, the Center now has 186 bears being cared for in the best medical conditions, and enjoying life as a true bear.

Animals Asia has been campaigning to end the use of wild animals in circus performances in Asia since 2014. Since then, the organization, together with the Asian Alliance for Animals (AFA) has been published a number of reports on the negative psychological and physical effects of performance on wildlife, as well as repeatedly made recommendations to cultural management agencies at all levels. According to the organization's investigation and statistics, there are currently 15 circuses that have completely stopped performing wild animal circuses, many circuses have also gradually eliminated the use of wild animals in performances.

Dr. Tuan Bendixsen, Chief Representative of Animals Asia said: “We welcome the positive transformations of the Vietnam Circus Federation and would like to thank the Board of Directors and its artists and veterinarians. The Central Circus has trusted and transferred to us to take care of the bears that used to be here."

Animals Asia has signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Department of Forestry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, towards ending 100% of the remaining bear farms in the country and bringing in more bear farms. about 800 more bears to rescue facilities, the route from 2017 to 2022.

 

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