Free the Bears
When Mary Hutton saw a TV report on the mistreatment of bears in Asia, she chose to dedicate herself to the cause of saving the endangered creatures. Two decades on the results are inspirational.
Since 1995, Free the Bears has saved over 1,000 animals. Before coming to the sanctuary many of the bears suffer unimaginable cruelty - they are killed for their meat or their bile. "We haven't been able to address the bile farms in Laos yet, but we're working with the government... It's hard", she says. But her team do what they can, nursing the bears back to health and educating future generations.