Improving the lives of captive bears
- Category: ENV Activities
- 14 March 2015
A veterinarian team from Four Paws and Soc Son Rescue Center carry out a routine medical examination of the bears being kept at Soc Son Rescue Center in Hanoi. Four Paws is working to strengthen captive management of the bears being kept at the government-run center, including building much-needed improved facilities there to house them.
ENV has been actively involved over many years in facilitating the transfer of bears to rescue centers and sanctuaries in Vietnam including both illegal bears discovered in the trade and bears that owners wish to voluntarily give up. The improvements to the Soc Son facility will help strengthen the position of the government rescue center, a necessary step forward as efforts to end bear farming in Vietnam continue to yield success.