SAFAR

Student Alliance for Animal Rights

“WEBx Moon Bear Rescue” online conference and lecture screening to be held on April 7 (guest speaker: Mr. Zhang, Animals Asia Foundation)

“We’re fully dependent on donation to have this event happen. Please donate today to help us utter our voice!”

—SAFAR all members

 

Guizhentang Pharmaceutical Co, a company runs a bear farm and produces bear bile drugs in China, is now hoping to raise expansion capital and become publicly traded enterprises through a public listing, according to an Initial Public Offerings (IPO) declaration issued by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) on Feb 1, 2012. The final result of public listing will be announced by CSRC on Feb 17. Once getting publicly listed, Guizhentang plans to raise the number of its farmed bears from 400 to 1,200, and increase the yearly production of bear bile powder to 4,000 kg (882 pounds).
The bear bile extracting method widely adopted by bear farming industry is extremely cruel and painful. According to HSUS, bears are stabbed by implanted tubes, through which their biles get extracted twice a day throughout their entire lives. Suffering from tremendous pains, bears are spotted to moan and chew their paws while being milked and some even committed suicide to end this endless suffering. Nowadays, the number of moon bears kept in bear farms across the country mounts up to over 10,000, and the number is believed to be growing in the next few years.

We firmly believe that no killings will be exerted to animals if no trade is associated. The enormous economic interests are the primary factors that draw people to engage in this industry. Should morals and fairness of mankind give way to wealth, desire and greed? “WEBx Moon Bear Rescue”, as part of an online conference series that is initiated to harbor intelligent discussions on topics concerning to animal rights/welfare, invites Mr. Zhang Xiaohai, the Director of External Affairs in Animals Asia Foundation (China), to speak for the justice and conscience appreciated by today’s society.

Topics will be covered during the speech: the animal exploitative facts in bear bile industry, the medical effects of bear gall and its alternatives, Animal Asia’s long fight to rescue moon bears in Asia and the responsibilities of young generation to lead the country to adopt civilization. There will be a Q&A session when the floor will be open to participants.

Time: April 7th, 2012

How to participate:

An online survey has to be submitted http://www.diaochapai.com/survey590483 for individuals or organizations interested. After approval, participates will receive an invitation by email (including instruction on online-conference, how to publicize this event at school and online.

Please choose the following means when applying:

A, delegates from school: you can contact local animal right and environmental organizations or Chinese student unions to cooperate with us to make this event happen at your school. A classroom/seminar room equipped with computer, screen, and Internet is required for screening the lecture.

B: individual: you can apply individually, you can access to our conference with computer via internet. There’s no restriction on participating place.

C: others, please specify.

Note: Due to a relative high demand for Internet speed, we can provide video record of the conference for individuals and schools who would unable to meet this requirement.

(Full image size: WEBxSay No Bear Farming)

Poster Copy right: 方如昕 [Yan Fong] from Yan Fong Studio (www.yanfong.net/yanfonghk.wordpress.com)

归真堂上市,引起社会各界对活熊取胆产业的热议,你是否关注这起事件?是否想要了解更多活熊取胆的背后故事?亚洲动物基金的中国区外务总监张小海先生将会为我们带来一场网络演讲会,深入剖析熊胆产业背后的真实故事与利益纠葛。

据资料统计显示,我国有超 过10000头月熊正遭受活熊取胆的痛苦。保守估计,全国共有11个省份存在约97个养熊场。活熊取胆的方法是将一个金属管永久的插入熊的胆囊,每天引流 胆汁数次。他们每天经受着最无情的戕害,最致命的蹂躏。他们的命运岌岌可危。其实熊胆并不是灵丹妙药,它的药用价值有被所谓专家夸大的成分,熊胆替代品的 制取也并不是那么困难。

我们坚信:没有买卖就没有杀戮。活熊取胆这一产业背后隐藏的巨大商业利润,使人们变得贪婪、冷漠。道德法律是否就应该为造富诱惑让路,而商业利润是否就应该扼杀社会的良知? 张小海先生将会与大家通过web “见面”,让我们共同聆听这个时代应有的正义之声。

我们诚挚地邀请你参加这场网络演讲会,与我们共同探讨拯救月熊的未来之路,为万只月熊争取一片自由的天空!

[活动简介]

WEBx拯救月熊 网络演讲会

亚洲动物基金中国区外部事务总监张小海先生会围绕“活熊取胆“的以下几个方面进行宣讲:活熊取胆的过程、熊胆是一种什么药、亚洲动物基金的救助月熊道路、活熊取胆未来之路,以及当代青年人应怎样参与到拯救月熊的活动中来。同时会议设有问答环节,张小海先生会选择对会者的问题选择进行回答。

(WEBxAnimals由SAFAR学生动物保护联盟发起,借助网络会议等媒体媒介,针对国内外关注的动保话题举行网络宣讲会或小型研讨会系列。WEBx拯救月熊 为WEBxAnimals系列活动之一。)

 

 [活动参与时间]:

四月(具体时间会通过电子邮件方式另行通知),北京时间周六早九点,美国东部时间周五晚八点

[参与方式]:

参与者需到http://www.diaochapai.com/survey590483 填写申请信息,我们会在审核后通过邮件向申请者发送会议邀请(包括怎样使用网络会议在线软件,怎样在学校内、网络上对该活动进行宣传等指导,以及发放海报、展板等宣传资料)。请仔细阅读以下参与方式:

A. 学校社团代表:您可以联系学校的动保/环保社团、华人学生会来举办这次活动,在活动当天选择可以连接网络且网络较快的教室,在大屏幕上显示网络会议界面, 即可与主讲人的视频及幻灯片同步连线。为保证活动效果,我们建议您在活动前期进行一定的线上及线下活动宣传,活动主海报及展板材料由SAFAR学生动物保护联盟及亚洲动物基金提供。

注:由于网络会议对网速有一定的要求,如果硬件不能达到要求的学校,我们会向该校学生代表提供会议录像。

B. 个人:您可以以个人的名义申请参与会议,在活动当日通过网速较快的电脑与主办方连线,活动参与地点无要求。

C. 其他请说明。

[活动主办方]:

学生动物保护联盟(SAFAR):

“连结海内外学生,为受难动物谋权益”

学生动物保护联盟是2010年由中国留学生在麻省成立的动保团体,旨 在通过青年学生的力量,在校园及社区内维护动物权益与传播动物保护理念。在校园内,学生动物保护联盟通过研讨会等活动让学生们意识到世界各国面临的动物保 护危机,并鼓励大学生走进临近社区以及中小学学校,进行动物保护教育普及活动。学生动物保护联盟接纳来自世界各国的高校学生,联盟各大生态动物保护协会, 通过共享的资源以及互动的网络平台,学生成员可以与国际动物保护活跃认识沟通对话,将动物保护主题教育带向整个社会,为动物们创造一个更友好和人性化的生 存空间和美好的未来。

网站:www.safarintl.org

微博:www.weibo.com/safar

新浪博客:blog.sina.com.cn/safar

WordPress博客:safarus.wordpress.com (仅支持国外访问)

邮箱:contact_us@safarintl.org(美国)contact_cn@safarintl.org(中国区)

亚洲动物基金(AAF):

由谢罗便臣女士(Jill Robinson)创办于1998年的亚洲动物基金(Animals Asia Foundation)是一个正式注册的动物福利慈善机构,总部设在香港,同时在英国、 美国、澳大利亚、德国和意大利设有办事处,并在这些国家享受税收减免待遇。亚 洲动物基金还在中国和越南建立了黑熊救护中心,全球雇员超过230名。

使命:亚洲动物基金的使命是改善亚洲地区所有动物的生存状况,在亚洲结束动物虐待并恢复对所有动物的尊重。

网站:http://www.animalsasia.org/cn

注:

特别感谢香港设计师方如昕[YAN FONG]女士对本活动主海报的设计。

YAN FONG DESIGN STUDIO

www.yanfong.net  http://yanfonghk.wordpress.com

設計理念:“当我开始画画,这是在我脑海中的现实: 它們被囚禁在狹小的鐵籠裏,生活條件極其惡劣。養殖這些熊以獲得傳統亞洲醫藥中使用的熊膽汁,其實是完全不必要的。這些熊面臨的是終生痛苦。” “我画的熊的形状看起来像胆汁显示熊的恐慌,痛苦和无助,这些无辜的熊,用中国水墨画媒体来唤醒亚洲停止养熊业, 停止这些每一秒发生的痛苦。 “

6 responses to ““WEBx Moon Bear Rescue” online conference and lecture screening to be held on April 7 (guest speaker: Mr. Zhang, Animals Asia Foundation)

  1. Gina Walker March 17, 2012 at 6:21 AM

    Good luck- Wish to attend on the April 07 2012.
    moonbears.org to save farmed bears in Korea

  2. Jodie Doreen McCrindle March 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    I wish to attend. Is there an english version of the survey?

  3. Pingback: 方如昕在开幕发言 “如何通过为设计动物福利发言 ” WEBx拯救月熊 网络演讲会 x SAFAR学生动保联盟 « YAN FONG • DESIGN

  4. Susanne Coyle April 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Good Luck with you work to end bear bile farming, it is my life’s goal.

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