Captive bears in Quang Ninh to be transferred to Bear Rescue Center

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Captive bears in Quang Ninh to be transferred to Bear Rescue Center

VietNamNet Bridge - Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has directed relevant bodies to ask bear breeders in Quang Ninh to quickly hand over all bears to the Tam Dao Bear Rescue Center.

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Quang Ninh's farms asked to send bears to Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary

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Quang Ninh's farms asked to send bears to Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary

The government has requested Quang Ninh Province’s authorities to tranfer all the bears kept in local farms to the Vietnam Bear Sanctuary in Tam Dao District in Vinh Phuc Province for better care.

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Dak Lak saves trapped wild elephant

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Dak Lak saves trapped wild elephant

The Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Centre rescued a wild elephant trapped at the Yok Don national park, the park said on March 8.

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Four bears die in captivity on northern Vietnam farm

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Four bears die in captivity on northern Vietnam farm

The owner of a farm in the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh has reported the death of four bears raised on his premises, Vietnamese media said.

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Pig-chopping ritual cannot be immediately removed: official

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Pig-chopping ritual cannot be immediately removed: official

VietNamNet Bridge - "The pig-chopping festival has been a traditional event for hundreds of years for the villagers of Nem Thuong, so it is not easy to stop it immediately," the deputy director of the Department of Culture of Bac Ninh Province has said.

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“We are disappointed in the pig-chopping ritual”: Asia Animals Foundation

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“We are disappointed in the pig-chopping ritual”: Asia Animals Foundation

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr. Tuan Bendixsen, chief representative of Animals Asia in Vietnam, said he would launch a stronger call for removal of the rituals "causing pain to animals".

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Vietnam province ignores public outcry to enact pig slaughter ritual (pics)

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Vietnam province ignores public outcry to enact pig slaughter ritual (pics)

Locals in a northern Vietnamese province went ahead with a pig slaughter rite in public as part of their traditional Lunar New Year festival on Tuesday, defying strong public reactions, cultural authorities’ warnings, and an animal rights NGO’s complaint.

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Bac Ninh pig slaughter goes ahead despite protests

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Bac Ninh pig slaughter goes ahead despite protests

Despite international and local criticism about animal cruelty, the annual Pig Slaughter Ceremony in Bac Ninh Province will go ahead today (February 24), with participants maintaining they want to keep traditional customs alive.

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Pig-chopping festival: Vietnamese need to have opinions on culture

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Pig-chopping festival: Vietnamese need to have opinions on culture

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnamese people should have strong views on cultural issues of the country because they are an integral part of their culture.

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VN should discard conservative views on pig-chopping rite: Ministry of Culture

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VN should discard conservative views on pig-chopping rite: Ministry of Culture

VietNamNet Bridge - "Don’t think that the proposal to stop the pig-chopping festival is the West’s imposition on Vietnam culture. The West has standards that we need to learn," said Mr. Phan Dinh Tan, spokesman for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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VN should not discard conservative views on pig-chopping rite: Ministry of Culture

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VN should not discard conservative views on pig-chopping rite: Ministry of Culture

VietNamNet Bridge - "Don’t think that the proposal to stop the pig-chopping festival is the West’s imposition on Vietnam culture. The West has standards that we need to learn," said Mr. Phan Dinh Tan, spokesman for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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Vietnam suggests changing name, limiting public view of pig slaughter fest

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Vietnam suggests changing name, limiting public view of pig slaughter fest

The Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh has proposed changing the name and limiting the number of people witnessing the slaughtering segment of a local festival, following a complaint about its cruelty by an international animal rights group.

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Locals want to preserve pig-chopping rite

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Locals want to preserve pig-chopping rite

VietNamNet Bridge – Many people from Nem Thuong Village, the home to the pig-chopping festival, say the pig-chopping rite aims to educate children about the heroic, indomitable tradition and the spirit of solidarity felt against the enemy of the army, led by the village tutelary. The custom of raising pigs to offer sacrifice also encourages people to breed pigs.

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Pig-chopping festival is one of the most brutal: Animals Asia

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Pig-chopping festival is one of the most brutal: Animals Asia

VietNamNet Bridge - "Chopping a live healthy pig is cruel behavior, and it hardens the feelings of viewers, especially children," said Nguyen Thanh Tam, of the Animals Asia Foundation (AAF), in an interview with VNE.

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Vietnamese authorities seek release of maltreated bears from private farms

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Vietnamese authorities seek release of maltreated bears from private farms

2 captive bears died in the northern province of Quang Ninh on January 28. Photo credit: Lao Dong

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