Write a letter

Taking the time to write a personal letter is a valuable way to help protest against the cruelty inflicted on bears around the world. Many of the countries where the worst abuse of bears takes place actually depend heavily upon tourism and so by adding your voice to our campaigns you are demonstrating your commitment towards a world where bears are not incarcerated for the amusement of people and where bears and humanity live in harmony. We encourage people to write their own individual letters or emails, rather than signing their name to a ‘standardised’ letter of protest, however we do ask that anyone writing a letter follows these simple guidelines;

1.     Letters should always be written in a polite manner.

2.     Letters should give credit to the relevant authorities for their efforts to protect bears whilst encouraging further action

3.     Letters should state clearly that the exploitation of bears anywhere in the world is unacceptable and will deter tourism whilst attracting international criticism


Thank you all for taking the time to do this, these actions take just a little bit of time but really do have a huge impact!

To protest against the continued keeping of bears in bile farms in Vietnam

Dr Cao Duc Phat

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
2 Ngoc Ha Street
Ba Dinh District

email: webmaster@agroviet.gov.vn

Please don’t forget to congratulate the Minister for the steps taken against bear farms already!


To complain against the keeping of bears in hotels and resorts throughout Vietnam

Mr Hoang Tuan Anh


Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

51 Ngo Quyen Street

Hoan Kiem District




To urge action against the emergence of bear bile farms in Lao PDR

His Excellency Vilayvanh Phomke

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

PO Box 811


Lao P.D.R

Please don’t forget to congratulate the Minister on work already being done to protect bears in Laos!


To protest against Bear Baiting in Pakistan

President Asif Ali Zardari
President of Pakistan
Aiwan-e-Sadar (President House)


To urge action against bile farming in China

President Hu Jintao
Guojia Zhuki


To urge action against the continued cross-border trade in live bears and bear body parts throughout Asia
Mr John Sellar

Enforcement Officer

CITES Secretariat
International Environment House
11 Chemin des Anemones
CH-1219 Châtelaine,


email:  john.sellar@cites.org