This gift-giving season, Animals Asia presents Stella McCartney’s classically cool t-shirt designed to raise awareness and funds to help more than 10,000 bears who are farmed for their bile in parts of Asia. No, this isn’t a weird and insane science fiction movie, this is real hell on earth for animals. Animals Asia works to put an end to the barbaric practice of bear bile farming, housing rescued bears at their sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.
Stella McCartney Designs Shirt For Animals Asia
The shirt is available at their online store.
Stella McCartney Moon Bear Women’s T-shirt, $56.99 @cafepress.com
Says Stella McCartney;
“It is unbearable. It is insanity. Such magnificent creatures held in deeply barbaric conditions for something that is not ours but theirs. These creatures are to be cherished and held in our hearts as champions not degraded in this way. To rescue and care for bears in their hour of need is so critical for us all, to have pride as humans and do good where others have failed these magnificent creatures. We hope to raise awareness and money to save lives and dignity. x Stella”
The t-shirt came to be when Jill met Stella at events in Shanghai.
Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson said of seeing McCartney, a lifelong vegetarian, speak to university students:
“I was particularly touched by Stella’s emphasis on ethical design – no fur, no leather, or PVC – and how she advised a rapt audience of students to ‘follow their dream’.”
Later that night, at the Stella McCartney Shanghai Gala Dinner, Jill was formally introduced to the designer.
“Stella was sitting with our “Saving the Bears” Ambassador in China, celebrity actress Sun Li and an idea began to form. I was introduced to Stella and suddenly blurted out, ‘We love your work and your ethics, please would you do us the honor of designing our 15th anniversary t-shirt?’”
Stella said she’d love to, and so the collaboration began.
“Downton Abbey”’s Mrs. Patmore, actress Lesley Nicol, modeling the t-shirt below;
Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. The Animals Asia team has been rescuing bears since 1994 and is the only organization with a bear sanctuary in China. Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, Dr.med.vet. h.c., is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on the cruel bear bile industry, having campaigned against it since 1993.