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Jetty walk to aid rescued bears

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Save The Bears volunteers Julia Lang, Cathy Gibson and Madeleine Symons look forward to walking the Jetty next Saturday.
Camera IconSave The Bears volunteers Julia Lang, Cathy Gibson and Madeleine Symons look forward to walking the Jetty next Saturday. Credit: Picture: Catherine Massey

Yallingup woman Julia Lang will put on her walking shoes on Saturday and pace the length of the Busselton Jetty 51/2 times to raise money for Free The Bears.

The organisation, founded by Perth grandmother Mary Hutton, exists to help rescued bile-farm abused sun and moon bears now living in sanctuaries in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Mrs Lang, who will walk with Busselton’s Cathy Gibson and Madeleine Symons, said the money would go towards the care of the bears, which could not be released back into the wild.

“The plight of the bears in the farms and the wildlife trade greatly upsets me, and the horrendous torture and treatment they endure,” she said.

Mrs Lang, who began volunteering for Free The Bears 20 years ago, has exceeded her $500 goal and now aims to raise $5000.

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The walk will begin at 6am and residents are invited to join in.

To donate, visit walk-to-free-the-bears.raisely.com/t/teambusselton.

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