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.