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Moon Bear Rescue

Kim Dale


  • Hardcover
    $22.03
PUBLISHED: 16th June 2006
ISBN: 9780734409386
ANNOTATION:
This story of a moon bear called Star, describes his rescur from a cruel life where he was milked for his bile to make Chinese medicine. Ages 7-12.
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  • Hardcover
    $22.03
PUBLISHED: 16th June 2006
ISBN: 9780734409386
ANNOTATION:
This story of a moon bear called Star, describes his rescur from a cruel life where he was milked for his bile to make Chinese medicine. Ages 7-12.

Annotation

This story of a moon bear called Star, describes his rescur from a cruel life where he was milked for his bile to make Chinese medicine. Ages 7-12.

Publisher Description

In farms across China, over 6,000 Asiatic black bears lie imprisoned in tiny metal cages no bigger than their own bodies. Known as Moon Bears because of the beautiful golden crescents on their chests, these bears are milked daily for their bile through rusting metal catheters inserted into their gall bladders. The bears live a life of torture until they die agonisingly slowly of chronic infections. Following her horrific discovery of bear farming in 1993, Animals Asia founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, began tireless work within China to set up a Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Sichuan and to work towards the complete elimination of bear farming. Bears rehabilitating at the centre arrive in shocking condition bone thin, desperately ill and terrified. They are all in urgent need of veterinary attention, extensive surgery and huge amounts of tender loving care. This is the true and incredibly moving story of such a bear, a Moon Bear cub named Sunshine, renamed Star in the story. As well, it is an inspirational example of the difference one person can make.

Author Biography

Kim Dale is a wildlife artist and passionate animal lover who recently moved from Victoria to the east coast of Tasmania. Her first book What Am I? was published in 1999 and since then she has published Eyes in the Dark , Bush Babies (both shortlisted for the CBCA awards) and Little Tawny . Kim has worked extensively with children in Melbourne schools and is an inspirational teacher of respect for the natural world and the creatures we share it with.

Long Description

In farms across China, over 6,000 Asiatic black bears lie imprisoned in tiny metal cages no bigger than their own bodies. Known as Moon Bears because of the beautiful golden crescents on their chests, these bears are milked daily for their bile through rusting metal catheters inserted into their gall bladders. The bears live a life of torture until they die agonisingly slowly of chronic infections.Following her horrific discovery of bear farming in 1993, Animals Asia founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, began tireless work within China to set up a Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Sichuan and to work towards the complete elimination of bear farming. Bears rehabilitating at the centre arrive in shocking condition bone thin, desperately ill and terrified. They are all in urgent need of veterinary attention, extensive surgery and huge amounts of tender loving care.This is the true and incredibly moving story of such a bear, a Moon Bear cub named Sunshine, renamed Star in the story. As well, it is an inspirational example of the difference one person can make.

Product Details

Author
Kim Dale
Pages
32
Publisher
Hachette Australia
Year
2006
ISBN-10
0734409389
ISBN-13
9780734409386
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
colour illustrations
Publication Date
2006-06-16
Format
Hardcover
Language
English
Illustrator
Kim Dale
Media
Book
Audience
Children/Juvenile
Audience Age
7-12