Free The Bears Movie Night Fundraiser

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Regent Cinemas Albury Wodonga

456 Dean Street

Albury, NSW 2640

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A special screening of Terminator: Dark Fate to raise money for Free The Bears (Australian not-for-profit)

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About Free The Bears

Free The Bears is an Australian charity that frees illegally captive bears in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Besides habitat loss, one of the main threats to bears in Asia is the illegal wildlife trade. Many rescued bears are rescued from exotic pet owners, people using them for 'bear paw soup' or people using them in traditional medicine. Poachers kill or capture bears via hunting or snare traps, selling them locally or smuggling them abroad.

Sun and moon bears are the smallest of the bear species and lead horrific lives once illegally in captivity. Those used for traditional medicine are farmed for their bile. 'Farming' involves being held in tiny cages like battery hens with dirty catheters inserted directly into their gall bladder to 'milk' their bile. This is their life for 20-30 years.

Free The Bears was started by a Perth grandmother and has saved over 950 bears thus far by taking them from captivity, giving them the medical attention they need and introducing them into purpose built sanctuaries, never to be hurt again.

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There are many ways you can help this worthy cause, as you will discover on the movie night, but one way is to volunteer at a Free The Bears sanctuary. This is what the organiser of this event is doing in January - she just doesn't want to go empty handed!

100% of funds are going directly to Free The Bears. Right now they are in need of 150 treat balls as enrichment activities which will cost $6,000 in total. If we can make a nice dent in that the bears would be very grateful!

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Regent Cinemas Albury Wodonga

456 Dean Street

Albury, NSW 2640

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