A film by Martin Guinness

The story of bear bile farming in China and the mission to save ten bears and close down a bear farm

With narration by Peter Coyote

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Cages of Shame  named as one of “7 Can’t-Miss Films of the Year”   see article

Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod

I had seen for myself, on my visit to China, the devotion of all the staff in Chengdu to the rescued bears, and the high standard of care and sensitivity to the needs of all those special animals. But when I saw "Cages of Shame" my feelings of admiration rose even higher. The gruelling journey, for both animals and humans, the fear that some might not survive it and the emergency operation, the gathering exhaustion. But the unfailing calm and professionalism were inspirational to all of us privileged to watch the story unfold. Our joy, as an audience, when the convoy reached the sanctuary was overwhelming. I just want to thank you. We watch from afar but you are never forgotten.

Virginia McKenna OBE
Founder Born Free Foundation
Patron Animals Asia

Many people have been asking how they can watch the whole film of “Cages of Shame”.

Now we’re happy to announce that the film can be streamed directly to your computer.

Please click
HERE to see the film – as well as another film, about caged bears in Vietnam: “Moon Bears: The Hidden Truth”.

The Weather Channel has created a short series called "Brink". In a great piece on Animals Asia they've used footage from "Cages of Shame". You can see it all here