Jasper's Story

Jasper's Story

Saving Moon Bears

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Cherry Lake Publishing
For years Jasper, a moon bear, lived a miserable existence, held captive in a cage by bear farmers in rural China. The farmers extracted the bile from Jasper's body and sold it to be used in traditional medicines. It's a horrific practice and conducted on thousands of moon bears each year. But now Jasper has the chance to be free and live a life away from pain and torture. In 2000, Animals Asia, an animal welfare organization, rescued Jasper and other captive moon bears, taking them to its Moon Bear Rescue Centre. Here veterinarians attended to the bears' wounds, hoping to give them some chance of a peaceful existence in the animal sanctuary. But after so many years of abuse Jasper's wounds, both physical and mental, are extensive. Can Jasper mend his body and mind and finally enjoy the life he was meant to live?
Jasper is a moon bear captured, caged, and milked of his bile used in China for medicinal purposes. He along with many other moon bears are given a second chance through the rescue efforts of Animals Asia and provided a home at their sanctuary.

Baker & Taylor
Presents the true story of Jasper, a moon bear held in captivity for fifteen years while his bile was extracted for medicinal use, who was eventually rescued by the Moon Bear Rescue Centre and regained his health and freedom.

Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781585367986
1585367982
Branch Call Number: 599.785 R5635j 2013 CHILD
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Saving moon bears

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