08 Dec '11, 9pm

Bear bile farming: just as bad as it sounds

Bear bile farming: just as bad as it sounds

Animal welfare foundation Animals Asia has just rescued 14 moon bears, which had been farmed and abused for a substance produced in their gall bladders. Gah. People are willing to perpetrate some real atrocities on animals in order to get valuable commodities -- rhino horns, elephant ivory, tiger parts. But man, once you start doing horrible things to bears just so you can get their gallbladder secretions , you really need to step back and take a look at your life. The moon bears have undergone gruesome conditions in the name of extracting bile, an important ingredient in a number of Chinese medical remedies. The bile can bring in between $600 and $20,000 per 2.2 pounds, for the sake of which the bears are penned up and cruelly mistreated, as Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson discovered while getting a cleaned-up-for-outsiders tour of a bear bile farm: As the others were ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-12-08-bear-bile-farming-is...

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