Moon bears need YOU! Well I'm not exactly sure how true that is, because we don't know how many knitters they have already but it's a great story.
Jill Robinson, an American, is rescuing bears from Hong Kong, who sadly, are farmed for bile for use in medicine. The bears lead a sad life with tubes and pumps stuck in their bellies.
Rescued Moon Bears need you to knit! They can't go straight from cages to sanctuary, because they need operations to remove the pumps first. The bears need to be totally anaesthetized for this care and their paws get cold, so they need you to knit these enormous mittens, 7" wide, with a 12" foot and 6"cuff. You need to post them to Oakland Zoo, Oregon, USA and all the information you need is at www.kqed.org/quest/blog/tag/moon-bear/