Feel Free Friday posts are meant to be uplifting, so I will spare you the details of the despicable bear bile farming that is rife throughout Asia.
The Asian Black Bears, also named Moon Bears because of the crescent mark on the chest, are primarily exploited in this industry.
This post is dedicated to all the people who tirelessly campaign to rescue some of these thousands of bears from their lives of torture.
Animals Asia has rescued more than 100 bears who now live in peace on a sanctuary in Vietnam.
Read more about this campaign @
Have tissues on hand, as it is a deeply moving story.
Recently Animals Asia won the fight to release the Halong Bay Bears. To date only two bears, Sam and Simon, have arrived at the sanctuary.