Bile bear Xuan caged in a bile bear farm

Kept in a basement: Free Xuan and Mo from a life in darkness

No light, no ventilation, no fresh air, nothing but rusty cages and the pain from getting their gallbladder punctured for bile. Bears Xuan and Mo have known nothing but pain and abuse for years. 

These keeping conditions are one of the worst we’ve ever seen. We have to get them out as soon as possible. Will you help us to rescue them?


Kept in a windowless and wet basement since they were cubs, bears Xuan and Mo have suffered unimaginably. The only time they get to see light is when their owner comes to feed them or worse: puncture their gallbladder with a needle, a painful procedure to extract their bile. This bile was used for medicinal purposes by the family of the owner. 

Without our help, Xuan and Mo will go through this cruelty until the end of their life at Son La province, Vietnam. We have to get them out as soon as possible. 

They deserve so much more in life. 

At our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh, they could get all the care and time they need to recover from the horrors they have endured. There, they could discover for the first time what a species-appropriate life for bears can look like. But we can’t rescue them without you. The fate of Xuan and Mo depends on your donation.

bile bear Mo in a cage

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