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What: Wild Women When: Wed­nes­day May 27 Time: 11.45am - 1.45pm Cost: $125 in­cludes guest speak­ers and prizes and giveaways

Mary will speak to the au­di­ence at Perth Zoo about some of the progress the or­gan­i­sa­tion has made but also about the work that still has to be done.

“There are still about 10,000 of th­ese bears farmed for their bile in China to­day,” Mary said.

“The Chi­nese use it for medic­i­nal pur­poses and sell it in liq­uid or crys­tal form as they think it will help with hep­ati­tis, leukaemia and all sorts of cures.

“There is still a huge mar­ket for it, they give it away in flights in China and soap and sham­poos, so we are still work­ing on that.”

Mary says she will be updating peo­ple about the bears the or­gan­i­sa­tion has res­cued which now live peace­ful lives in many coun­tries around the world, in­clud­ing Perth Zoo.

Free the Bears moved two sun bears to Perth in 2007 which later gave birth to a cub.

Free the Bears founder Mary Hut­ton with a Cam­bo­dian sun bear called Mil­lie.

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