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
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
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
PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
To urge action against the continued cross-border trade in live bears and bear body parts throughout Asia
Mr John Sellar
International Environment House
11 Chemin des Anemones