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There are about 7,000 bears on bear-bile farms in China. The captive animals are used to supply the voracious Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) market. Bear bile has been an ingredient in TCM for thousands of years, but intensive bear farming only came into existence in the 1980s when China's supply of wild bears began running low.

Usually bile is extracted from the bears' gallbladders twice, or 3 or 3 times a day through a surgically implanted tube. The process, called "milking," produces from .338 to .676 oz. (10–20 ml.) of bile each time. Milking is clearly painful for the bears, who are often seen moaning and chewing their paws during the process.

Sometimes the farmers just push a hollow steel stick through a bear's abdomen, and the bile runs into a basin under the cage. Surgery to insert the tube or stick is seldom performed by veterinarians (very few bear farms employ them). Roughly half of the bears die from infections or other complications.

This Group has been created to raise awareness about Bear Bile Farming and to promote and support the different campaigns around the world fighting this abuse until there are not yet bears farms.


Links of atticles, sites and videos:

         

ARTICLES- SITES In English 1)     Bears rescued from Brutal illegal Bile Farms in Ha Long Bay Vietnam.http://www.care2.com/news/member/261547992/1841263 2)    http://www.drmartinwilliams.com/jillbears/jillbears.html 3)    IFAW in ACTION International Fund for Animal Welfare
Saving Moon Bears from Lives of Torture.
 http://www.ifaw.org./splash.php 4)    let-the-animals-freehttp://let-the-animals-free.over-blog.es/article-28233229-6.html 5)    http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/issues_facing_wildlife/wildlife_trade/the_unbearable_trade_in_bear_parts_and_bile/ 7)    Jill Robinson help ing bears  http://www.drmartinwilliams.com/jillbears/jillbears.html 8)    Bragancehttp://www.over-blog.com/profil/blogueur-3208947.html 9)    Bears rescued from Brutal illegal Bile Farms in Ha Long Bay Vietnam.http://www.care2.com/news/member/261547992/1841263 10) IFAW in ACTION International Fund for Animal Welfare
Saving Moon Bears from Lives of Torture.
 7)    Bragance (french)http://www.over-blog.com/profil/blogueur-3208947.html 8)    http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/issues_facing_wildlife/wildlife_trade/the_unbearable_trade_in_bear_parts_and_bile/ Español: 1)     http://ecosofia.org/2007/01/granjas_bilis_drama_osos_china.html2)    Dentro de las cámaras de tortura de los osos de Chinahttp://www.conciencia-animal.cl/paginas/temas/temas.php?d=1653)    El negocio de la bilis:http://www.apasfa.org/peti/ursos/ososhabit.shtml 4)   Los osos y la extracción de bilis - Viviseccion - LIBERA  VIDEOS In english

In:

 http://www.google.com.mx/images/icons/sectionized_ui/play_c.gif www.youtube.com 1) YouTube - The Bear Bile Businesswww.youtube.com/watch?v=r9snODccgIc 2) Bears Rescued from Torturous Bile Farm
2 min - 5 Abr 2008
NTDTV

3) Animals Asia - Follow the China bear rescue in ...
 HKAAF
www.youtube.com Español En You Tube 1)   Osos usados por la medicina ilegal son ... 2)   los bellisimos osos I

3)    9 min - 6 Nov 2009 - Subido por alejawrite
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