Wheel2Wheel: Vietnam and Animals Asia

December 23, 2010

On 1 March 2011 Morgan Parker and Simon Lock set off from Hong Kong on a 20,000 km, 100 day, 10 country enduro adventure, Wheel2Wheel.  Wheel2Wheel‘s purpose is to raise money and awareness for charitiable organisations across Asia and Australia.  Wheel2Wheel also aims to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and do more to help others. The 10 country motorbike journey will take them from Hong Kong to Brisbane.  After passing through China, Wheel2Wheel will traverse Vietnam putting the spotlight on animal cruelty and the illegal poaching of moon bears for bile extraction in support of Animals Asia.

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After crossing the China-Vietnam border, Morgan and Simon will tackle a dangerous 200km ride along the picturesque northern Vietnamese coastline to the beautiful Halong Bay.  Here theWheel2Wheel Team will witness at close range thousands of amazing limestone pinnaclesprotruding from the waters at Vietnam’s most famous World Heritage site.


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Cruising down a highway for 150km, the Wheel2Wheel team heads to the charming and historical city of Hanoi. As Wheel2Wheel continues their journey west, the Team will cross thelower ranges of the Tonkinese Alps down into beautiful valleys of classic Vietnamese rice fields.

 

The wild forests of Vietnam once provided the most nurturing habitats for both the Malayan sun bear and the Asiatic black bear (or moon bear). However, illegal poaching of bears has caused the numbers of both species to decline dramatically.  Asiatic black bears and sun bears are now facing total decimation in the wild as a result of the establishment of hundreds of illegal facilities, which keep bears for the extraction of bile.






Founded by Jill Robinson, Animals Asia team have been investigating bear farming in Vietnam since 1999. Today there are 3,410 farmed bears in Vietnam with another 602 captive bears used for display purposes.  Animals Asia is in need of help to raise funds for the Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park. They are now in the middle of building Phase Two which comprising dens, semi-natural enclosures, and rehabilitation areas for severely disabled bears. They also employ a veterinary team on site, bear managers and local workers – a team of people who will be there to care for the bears for their lifespan of 25 years or more. To stay tuned on all the wonderful things Animals Asia are doing, join their Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/AnimalsAsia

About Wheel2Wheel:

Wheel2Wheel is an independent non-profit organisation created by Morgan Parker to raise awareness and provide financial assistance to brilliant yet under-recognised charitable organisations throughout Australasia.  Through its innovative approach of visiting these grass-roots organisations during motorbike enduro-adventures, Wheel2Wheel can experience first-hand the deeds and needs of the people on the ground.  By harnessing the support of mass mediaWheel2Wheel aims to provide the public with objective insight to the key social, environmental, and humanitarian issues facing the region.

Wheel2Wheel is 100% self funded. All donations through our “Live the Dream” options are channeled back to the 10 charitable organisations.

Find Wheel2Wheel on:
www.youtube.com/wheel2wheelchannel
www.facebook.com/wheel2wheel
www.twitter.com/wheel2wheelteam
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EcoChic HK: Fashion to Live For

November 4, 2008

EcoChic HK rocks the Hong Kong glitterati to an eco-friendly tune on Thursday 30th October. Watch Lisa S, Christina Dean, and the beautiful models show off the environmentally freindly EcoChic fashions. www.so-u.tv



New Leash on Life: Lexie’s

September 11, 2008

Hong Kong Dog Rescue has done it again! SO-U.TV brings you another heart warming story this week. Lexie, a beagle and dachshund mix was rescued by HKDR. When first found she was nothing but skin and bones, but now, she has been nurtured back to a healthy, happy dog who is ready to be adopted! See it all at http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?contestid=&id=4294


New Leash on Life: Pickle’s Story with Angie Chen

August 27, 2008

Do you still remember Pickle? He was the hairless puppy abandoned on the street after spending the first 7 months of his life in a cage. We saw him been nursed by Sally Andersen. He has now found a permanent home with Angie Chen, the director of the movie “This Darling Life”. Listen to Angie describe how she fell in love with Pickle at http://www.so-u.tv/

你還記得Pickle嗎?牠剛出生時被關在籠子裡過了七個月暗無天日的生活, 健康很差毛髮掉光, Hong Kong Dog Rescue的Sally Andersen救了牠後悉心照顧, Pickle後來被愛與狗同行的導演陳安琪收養了,過著幸福的生活,陳安琪會跟大家講她跟Pickle如果一見鍾情的故事, 請收看http://www.so-u.tv/


New Leash on Life: Fox

August 6, 2008

So-U.TV this time brings you the story of Fox. A new born puppy contained with Parvovirus inflection when Sally Anderson first found her. Fox has been taken care by HKDR for seven months. Today Fox find new home and begin her new life. This is a heart warming moment that all animal lover don’t want to miss, see it all at SO-U.TV!

寵愛新生活: Fox

SO-U.TV今個星期帶大家暖透人心的故事, Fox剛出生就得了犬小病毒, Sally Anderson將它帶回家悉心照顧, 七個月後的今天Fox終於要過新生活了,作為愛護寵物的絕不可錯過, 請收看SO-U.TV!


Glamour Puss IV – HK Alley Cats Watch

July 30, 2008

SO-U.TV bring you to another cool party this week. On 22 July HK Alley Cats Watch will throw the Glamour Puss Party for the forth times to raise money for helping the plight of Hong Kong’s street cats. http://www.so-u.tv/

SO-U.TV將會帶大家去到HK Alley Cats Watch主辦的Glamour Puss Party的現場, 狂歡之餘又可以為被遺棄的動物出一點力. 請收看http://www.so-u.tv/


3rd HK international Pet & Aqua Accessory Expo

July 30, 2008

3rd Hong Kong International Pet & Aqua Accessory Expo will be held on 25-27 at Asia-Expo. Ambassador of Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR), Supermodel Rosemary, attends ribbon-cutting ceremony.http://www.so-u.tv/

第三屆香港國際寵物水族用品展,為寵物界每年一度的盛事,預計今年入場人數超過六萬人, 名模 Rosemary以Hong Kong Dog Rescue 大使身份出席 Pet Expo 開幕禮.http://www.so-u.tv/


Home a Dog Sundays Jul 13

July 16, 2008

If you like cute puppies, you will love this video! So-U.TV was at the launch of ‘Sunday Puppy’, the latest puppy homing event from the Hong Kong Dog Rescue. A great opportunity for dog lovers to meet and play with puppies, and maybe find their future pet-to-be. Watch these little guys steal the spotlight at http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?contestid=&id=1890

喜歡寵物的必定要看看這影片, SO-U.TV這次帶大家到香港愛犬之家舉行的「相約星期天」, 活動的主要目的是選出一些適合被領養的小狗,在星期天悠閒的氣氛下讓牠們跟愛好寵物的人士見面,想多看一點有趣可愛的片段請收看 http://www.so-u.tv/playVideo.php?contestid=&id=1890


Open Water Energy’s Shek O Challenge 2008

July 9, 2008

The So-U.TV team went to the beach over the weekend to bring you the latest action from Hong Kong’s top open water event: the Shek O Challenge. Swimmers of all ages and athletic abilities jumped into the sea to swim the intense 2.2km from Big Wave Bay to Rocky Bay Beach (Shek O Back Beach). The race ended with a wild beach party celebrating sport and the environment. Half of the registration fees were donated to the WWF for their Ocean Conservation Program. Want to know more? Watch SO-U.TV!

這週未SO-U.TV帶大家到石澳看一場精彩有趣又有意義的比賽, 石澳公開水域游泳挑戰賽全程2.2公里是考驗運動員耐力與速度的賽事, 比賽半數的報名費用將會捐給世界自然基金會WWF用作保護本港海洋生態的用途, 從比賽到賽後的狂歡會,想知道更多的情況請收看SO-U.TV!


New Leash on Life: Bread and Egg

July 9, 2008

So-U.TV brings you another episode of New Leash on Life. This time the team spoke to Sally Enderson from the Hong Kong Dog Rescue about Bread and Egg, two adorable sharpei pups that were so tiny that nobody didn’t expected them to survive. Watch the whole series at www.SO-U.TV