隐秘的侧面 (DARK SIDE)
of the NGO Freethebears
This house, close to the Cambodian Capital City, where live some members of the organization, would be provided by a generous contributor.
Matt has spent the past 8 years developing wildlife law enforcement teams and creating environmental education programs to increase environmental awareness amongst local adults and children.
Betting on the ignorance of their contributors and volunteers, some don’t hesitate to actually fraud to increase their donations. They are ruthless businessman who don’t hesitate to keep traficking to justify their presence, and enjoying a comfort and luxurious life that is not accessible to most people living in the country. On the clearly fake photo, the NGO pretending that they have a direct contact with bears.
In this case, at Freethebears, no Laotian worker has a decision-making power and the volunteers who try to criticize theirs methods are quickly call to orders.
Acting as a steamroller, they listen only to their own law, and don’t mind to alienate other NGO of animal’s protection.
Luckily for Mr Locascio, the presence of his animal is completely legal and official, and was the object of a long process at the highest level of the administration.
The director of Freethebears, Matt HUNT, and his manager Mr. Luke NICHOLSON, did the round trip from Luang Prabang (more than 400 km) with several non-adapted vehicles and undersized transfer cages, forcing the Laotian administration to unnecessary journeys, for no reason and with no result.
As a matter of fact, Mr Locascio wants to thank the authority for their honesty. Twice, they have asked the members of the organization freethebear to leave is property and to leave his bear.
The reason of his interest is that Bouba is quite a special bear : she lives with a human, play and eat with him several hours a day.
A bear so used to – and fond of – human presence would be a great attraction and a very lucrative facade for the organization.