Thai celebrity to arrive Vietnam for bear protection event

Wednesday, 2018-06-27 17:09:37
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Thai celebrity, Tono Pakin Kumwilaisuk, will come to Vietnam to call for ending bear farming in the country.
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NDO - Famous Thai star, Tono Pakin Kumwilaisuk, will come to Vietnam to participate in a bear protection exhibition organised by the Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) at Lotte Mart Tay Son, Hanoi, on June 30.

Tono is best known as Tono the star 6 as he was among the eight finalists that competed in The Star, season 6, a singing contest that is broadcast live on Thai television. The 1986 born star has also been honoured with a range of awards, such as the 26th TV Gold Awards as Best Leading Actor (2012) and the OK Awards (2015).

In 2013, Tono became an Ambassador for World Animal Protection (WAP) and has been actively involved in various activities and projects by the international organisation to improve animal welfare in Thailand. Tono regularly uses social networking sites, with more than 2.2 million followers, to propagate messages on animal protection activities.

Arriving in Vietnam this weekend, he will accompany the bear protection activities organised by the WAP and ENV - the Vietnam’s first non-governmental organisation focused on the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment. Tono’s activities are expected to help raise public awareness on the protection of bears, as well as the complete termination of bear farming in Vietnam.

In addition to participating in the bear protection exhibition on June 30, the actor/singer will also visit several bear farms in Hanoi’s Phuc Tho district, as well as holding a talk with Hai Phong city’s Forest Protection Department on efforts to end bear farming in Vietnam.