This Saturday, charity org Animals Asia
is hosting the Blue Moon Gala
at the Grand Hyatt
hotel in the Jin Mao Tower
to raise funds for the 300 bears living on their sanctuaries in Chengdu and Vietnam. They're raising money for the continuation of their rescue efforts to save these and other bears from the Chinese and Vietnamese bear bile farm industry. The night includes a vegan dinner, drinks, and music performances from singers and an appearance from Hong Kong pop star / SmSh BFF Karen Mok
. It's a great cause and a great sounding event that you should attend if you've got the inkling to do so. SmSh spoke to their Shanghai organizer Whitney Yang to learn more about bear bile farming and what they do. Full interview inside.