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TEDxPearlRiver - Jill Robinson - Welfare of Animals

Jill Robinson was born and raised in England. Jill arrived in Hong Kong in 1985. Jill introduce the concept of "animal welfare through people welfare" and founded "Dr.Dog" in Hong Kong in 1991 -- the first animal-therapy programme of its kind in Asia. In 1993, a chance visit to a bear farm in China changed Jill's life. Exposing the plight of endangered Asiatic black bears cruelly farmed and milked for their bile, and learning how easily herbs and synthetics could replace bear bile, Jill embarked on a journey to end the practice of bear farming once and for all. In 1998, she founded. Animals Asia. Jill has been presented with an MBE award by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of her services to animal welfare in Asia (www.animalsasia.org). (Thank you to Victor Zhang and Podge Dimagiba for video transcoding and editing, respectively, and photography by AJ Libunao at www.flickr.com/photos/TEDxPearlRiver/sets) www.TEDxPearlRiver.com About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations). www.ted.com/tedx
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