Dec 13, 2014

Mr Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador To The United Kingdom: Stop Torturing Bears: End All Bear Bile Farming In China

Asiatic Black Bears, sometimes called Moon Bears, are bears kept in captivity to harvest their bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. This bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine. When the bears outlive their productive bile-producing years (at approximately 10 years old), they are slaughtered and harvested for their other parts. To facilitate the...

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