HANOI -- Animal rights activists in Vietnam are confronting the
government over a move to evict one of the country’s few bear sanctuaries
for what it says are reasons of national security. Activists say the case is
an example of government corruption in lucrative business deals.
moon bear cubs chewing a hanging rope toy in a special enclosure are the
newest additions to a bear sanctuary in Tam Dao national park 70 kilometers
from Hanoi. They were rescued from two men on their way to a province
bordering China, where conservationists believe they were going to be sold
to a farm that extracts bile from animals.