In parts of Asia, moon bears are jailed in small cages and painfully milked for their bile, sometimes for their whole lives. The bile of the bears are used in traditional Asian medicine, even though there are other equally effective and unharmful alternatives.
Animals Asia presents the Huma Challenge, a life-changing opportunity to visit and help endangered moon bears and pandas through travel and much-needed fundraising – where those who participate must pledge to fundraise a target of $1,000 in donations for the Animals Asia Foundation. Participants will visit Beijing, Chengdu and Lhasa over the course of a twelve-day period from August 31 to September 11, 2012. Some touring highlights include exploring landmarks like the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Potala Palace, the Jokghang Temple and the Norbulingka.
Participants of this wonderful opportunity will have the chance to visit rescued moon bears at Animal Asia’s spacious China Bear Rescue Center, as well as the happy pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Center. And Jill Robinson, founder and CEO of Animals Asia, will show the travelers first-hand how their funds will be used to heal the traumatized bears.
Animals Asia is dedicated to ending the cruel practice of bear farming. The organization rescues bears and houses them in two peaceful sanctuaries located in China and Vietnam. The Animals Asia’s Huma Challenge is carefully organized by leading global travel experts World Expeditions.