|The bear received a medical examination by Four Paws Việt staff. — Photo courtesy of ENV|
THÁI NGUYÊN — An Asiatic black bear owned by Trần Văn Trách in
Trần Văn Trách is the first bear owner in
Last May, Trách joined a tour of the sanctuary to see what an appropriate home to bears should look like. This was part of a joint effort by Four Paws Việt, an animal welfare organisation, Education for Nature Việt Nam (ENV) and Thái Nguyên Province Department of Forest Rangers to convince bear owners to give up their animals.
According to the latest data released by Việt Nam Forest Protection Department, as of July, 2018, Việt
According to ENV, Việt
Bears were kept to extract their bile until the 1990s. Bear bile farming was outlawed in 1992 but owners were not forced to give up the bears they held, prolonging the harmful practice. — VNS