ANIMAL rights activist Jill Robinson will return to Perth next month to speak at Animal Asia’s upcoming charity dinner.
Dr Robinson will appear at the Pagoda Hotel in Como for the Animals Asia event, working to raise funds for bears rescued from the bile trade overseas.
The founder, and now chief executive, of Animals Asia, Dr Robinson said her passion was ignited in 1993 when she visited a bear bile farm in southern China and instinctively touched the paw of a bear reaching out to her from a cage.
“It was that moment I decided to start my campaign to end bear bile farming and set up Animals Australia,” she said.
Now more than 20 years later, Dr Robinson has headed projects that have saved almost 600 bears from bile farms in China and Vietnam.
Dr Robinson will deliver a presentation to detail the foundations’ work at the charity dinner on May 28.
For tickets and information call 1800 666 004.