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LWRC – Asiatic black bear – Last rescue of 2015

Yesterday on the 30th of December Lao Wildlife Rescue Centre/WFFT have been able to aid the Lao government once more with one last rescue for this year.
“Joe” a young but obese Asiatic black bear was purchased as a cub on one of the countless illegal wildlife markets in Lao. His new owner donated him to a temple for the monks to take care of him. When the bear became full grown however, word got out to the forestry department about his presence at the temple. They decided to confiscate the animal together with LWRC.

Joe had been kept in a small cage trying to walk or lay on the bars of the cage to avoid pain to his feet from the mesh. A diet of sweets and soda means that right now he is one BIG boy. Joe will be living in our quarantine facilities for the next couple of weeks. After which he will be moved outside to our new bear fields and hopefully will be matched with our other recent rescue Teddy!

The trade in bears or bear parts for traditional medicine, cuisine or pets is widely spread in Asia. People purchasing bear cubs as pets usually quickly realise these wild animals are not meant to be kept at home, resulting them to be sold on or instead they are being kept and hidden away in horrendous circumstances. The commercial trade in bears unfortunately puts a price on every wild bears’ head.

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12471615_524802021022124_5824394491928451659_oYesterday on the 30th of December Lao Wildlife Rescue Centre/WFFT have been able to aid the Lao government once more with one last rescue for this year.
“Joe” a young but obese Asiatic black bear was purchased as a cub on one of the countless illegal wildlife markets in Lao. His new owner donated him to a temple for the monks to take care of him. When the bear became full grown however, word got out to the forestry department about his presence at the temple. They decided to confiscate the animal together with LWRC.

Joe had been kept in a small cage trying to walk or lay on the bars of the cage to avoid pain to his feet from the mesh. A diet of sweets and soda means that right now he is one BIG boy. Joe will be living in our quarantine facilities for the next couple of weeks. After which he will be moved outside to our new bear fields and hopefully will be matched with our other recent rescue Teddy!

The trade in bears or bear parts for traditional medicine, cuisine or pets is widely spread in Asia. People purchasing bear cubs as pets usually quickly realise these wild animals are not meant to be kept at home, resulting them to be sold on or instead they are being kept and hidden away in horrendous circumstances. The commercial trade in bears unfortunately puts a price on every wild bears’ head.

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