Jill Robinson shares a personal story about two moon bears and the spark of her rescue organization, Animals Asia . . .
EXCERPT: “At that moment, it seemed simply right to take her mighty paw in my hand and, rather than hurting me as I know now that she could have done, she squeezed my fingers, held my eyes with hers, and the message was clear.”
ABOUT JILL ROBINSON
Jill Robinson is founder of Animals Asia, devoted to ending the practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. Through her work with the bears, and her many other programs administered through Animals Asia, she is at the forefront of changing the way animals are being perceived and treated on that continent. In 1998 she was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of her services to animal welfare in Asia. In 2002, she received the Genesis Award in the United States–the only major media and arts award concerning animal issues.