Scientists tell us that we must stabilize the concentration of carbon dioxide pollution in the earth's atmosphere at 450 parts per million in order to avoid the catastrophic effects of global warming.
To reach this target, America needs to cut its CO2 pollution by 80% by 2050, which is a 2% reduction per year if we start NOW.
But enacting changes can take years, and we may not have a system in place until 2010 or later. The longer we delay, the deeper we have to cut to hit our 80% reduction target by 2050.
Incredibly, America has no law against importing illegally harvested wood into the U.S. Yet the insatiable demand for cheap wood products and luxury hardwoods in the United States, Europe and Japan drives illegal logging operations worldwide -- logging that destroys vital habitat for endangered orangutans, tigers, and other wildlife.
Take action now to save orangutans and other wildlife threatened by illegal logging. Urge your Senators to support the Combat Illegal Logging Act of 2007 (S.1930), legislation that would make it a crime in America to knowingly import, sell, buy or transport illegally-sourced wood and wood products.
Stop Dalhousie University from murdering dogs and puppies
Every year many animals are being dissected at Dalhousie University.
Kittens have had their eyes sewn shut at Dalhousie. Dogs, cats, rabbits, mice and rats are routinely stabbed with needles, tubes forced down their mouths, hearts and brains dissected while still alive.
This is unnecessary and cruel. Let's stop the animal testing forever.
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Would you please be so good as to view & sign the below petitions and view the below links to groups. If you've Internet Explorer 7 just right click each petition to open up a TAB – too many will jam up your PC though. Sorry there are so many – but they are all good causes and worth spending a bit of time on.
Tortoise Importation: -
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DOG MEAT TRADE
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Chinese Animal Torture
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SIGN THE CARE2 PETITION:
Stop The Brutal Asphyxiation of Pets in the Yadkin County, North Carolina Gas Chamber at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-gassing-carolina-pets
Yadkin County, North Carolina Update: Homeless Animals Continue to Suffer at http://tinyurl.com/2nhzzr
For more information, please visit http://helpinganimals.com.
Please contact Cecil Wood, county manager, and urge him to improve conditions for Yadkin County's animals.
YADKIN COUNTY COMMISSION
PO BOX 146
YADKINVILLE, NC 27055
THE YADKIN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
1027 SPEAKS ST
YADKINVILLE, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 677-2500
Contact Us: http://tinyurl.com/34m642
Meet the Commissioners: http://tinyurl.com/3d2cfs
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The Bush Administration wants to sacrifice one of the world's most important ecosystems in Arctic Alaska to the oil industry. We need your help to stop it.
A million birds, more than 45,000 caribou (and other mammals), and seven Alaska Native communities depend on the unparalleled resources of the Teshekpuk Lake region.
Ninety percent of the region where the lake is located is already open to oil and gas development. This internationally-renowned ecosystem and the remarkable wildlife that inhabits it deserve protection.
Please tell the Bureau of Land Management: "Not on my watch. This is a sacrifice America must not make." You have a limited time to speak up.
The BLM is accepting public comments about Teshekpuk until November 6, but please sign the petition by October 29 so that we can ensure your comments are delivered before the final deadline.
Please sign Dave O's petition, cross-post and forward:
Can we hold our heads high, in Twenty-first Century America, when the blameless, the vulnerable, the orphaned and the friendless, perish gasping in the steel confines of the Yadkin County Animal Shelter Carbon Monoxide Gas Chamber?
Here I am again, asking for a personal favour.
There is a vulture-cull underway again - this will be the 4th time - in Chesterfield County, Virginia (USA).
What's really angering here is that there's been no studies done on these birds, little is known about the stability of this particular population, and worst of all? The whole idea to mass-murder the flock of vultures was developed because fisherman at the boatramp complain that vultures are "damaging their cars" - yet they habitually litter in the area, discarding food and the butchered remains of unfortunate fish they catch, all of which attracted the birds' attention.
Please don't let ignorant loud-mouths dictate public policy. Please don't let narrow-minded, prejudiced officials blame and persecute native wildlife for merely opportunistically responding to food sources - they are blaming these birds for merely existing.
Killing these birds "because they are JUST vultures" is specieist and no different than racism or sexism. Don't let the vultures be villified and killed - speak up for them! Sign this petition to speak on their behalf:
Read more about it here:
Thank you in advance for your help!
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Watch the Video Take Action Donate Now
See for yourself: the video that Australia’s live export industry doesn’t want you to watch.
Click Here to lodge your ‘vote’ against animal cruelty.
Spread the Word and send this to everyone you know.
Donate Todayto Animals Australia’s live export appeal.
Get Activeon the National Day of Action against live exports.
On behalf of all animals,
PLEASE NOTE/SIGN PETITION/FORWARD & CROSS-POST!
"VISIT SITE" IS THE PETITION!
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The legislation must address each of the following requirements:
For everyone new here and maybe those who missed, please sign this Puerto Rican petition as well. This has been up for awhile, I signed back in June, and there are only 1,969 SIGS! They truly have no compassion for their animals. And This Zoo needs Help!!
Petition for Inadequate Zoo in Puerto Rico:
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There are only 400 Right Whales left in the world, officials at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said the situation is so dire that the loss of one more pregnant female might be the death knell for the species. Currently the White House officials are working on proposals....... for the last 16 months. It is taking to long, every second counts for this species. Please help to push the White House officials into excepting the Proposal to slow ship speeds in effort to save the whales and to do more. Something must be done and soon. Do the RIGHT thing.
We only have till monday 22nd October to stop this plan - urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to abandon the 2007 proposed revisions of the National Forest Management Act regulations!
Think politics don’t effect animals? Think again.
Think politics are separate from animal issues? Think you can save and help animals without politics? Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Policy is how we get things done in a democracy.
Where do you think petitions go? Where do you think all of our favorite animal and environmental non-profit orgs go to lobby on an issue? Politicians.
I will personally deliver it to the campaigns of the official presidential candidates
Kaliningrad Zoo, Russia
Look at the this zoo enclosure!!! Looks like a military training camp!! This is one of the worst zoo enclosures I've seen.
Sign to End Procter & Gamble Animal Testing 2:13 PM
CLICK ON PIC TO SIGN!
P & G supposedly no longer uses dogs in their discusting testing practices, but they will not prove this or release any information to anyone. They evidently still test on rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice and rats. The helpless animals are burnt, blinded, poisoned, mutilated, and harmed in many other ways, including burning liquid being forced up their noses and being fed fragrances by tubes. They are not drugged before the psychotic testing is performed, which really would not have made it any more excusable. These animals are even harmed and killed in the worst ways imaginable for the sake of testing for the nutritional value of pet food. Please help in any way you can to stop Procter & Gamble from testing on these poor animals. There are many other alternatives.
Horse fighting has now been outlawed almost worldwide. It still thrives, however, in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, China and South Korea. Brutal and inhumane, these spectacles can be anything from featured events in annual fiestas and thanksgiving festivals to scrappy events put together by locals for the purposes of an afternoon's gambling and entertainment, or to honor a special guest. Horse fighting takes place in city stadiums or abandoned playing fields in remote villages and provinces. In more highly populated areas they may also be conducted at a local racetrack.
Countries staging horse fights defend it as a cultural tradition that has gone on for hundreds of years, and resist any attempts to ban it. While tradition has long been used to legitimize horse fighting, money and gambling appears to be the real reason for its continued existence.STOP IT NOW! This petition will be sent to the United Nations with a request that they do something about putting pressure on these countries to stop the practices.
Copies will also be sent to the various Heads of state of the OFFENDING countries.
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Pressuring the Romanian Government to enforce a law against animal cruelty
Rogojan Alina Lorelay
Sponsor: The Jane Goodall Institute
Hunters remove more than 1 million metric tons of bushmeat from the Congo Basin forests each year. In only one year, 15,000 carcasses from wild species passed through markets in the city of Brazzaville - and approximately 293 of them were chimpanzees.
To make this practice even worse, orphaned chimpanzee babies are typically sold in local markets and often end up in the pet trade after watching their mothers being brutally killed.
Thank you for helping to protect these intelligent, endangered animals!
It's far from over. Please note and forward
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Effort to save horses unlikely in Congress, Texan says
Investigation Reveals Inhumane Treatment of Horses Shipped to Mexico for Human Consumption
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The horse in this photo is not dead but it wishes it were at that point. The horse is still alive but made paralized by men stabbing it in the back & spine to render it so. Then these straps come up & haul the animal head first over to the slayer who with a knife rips it's thraot open so it bleeds to death. All while the animal is awake, aware and panicked and in pain.
SOME OF THE PICTURES ON THESE PETITION'S AREN'T PRETTY, BUT WHAT THE ANIMAL'S ARE GOING THROUGH IS ALOT WORSE! SO PLEASE EVERYONE, SIGN, FORWARD. WRITE LETTER'S OR WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO HELP ALL THE ANIMAL'S FROM AROUND THE WORLD! THANKS!
"VISIT SITE" TO SIGN LETTER!
PETITION: There is also a petition :
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PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND LETS GET THE ANIMAL'S SOME HELP! THEY ARE BEING CRUELLY KILLED WITH NO CHANCE OF FINDING A NEW HOME! THANKS!
PLEASE help Tina with her petition.She is needing all the help she can get to save these stray homeless animals from being shot for lack of Animal Control. . Alot of signtures are needed.Please cross post post and re cross post .Together we can help.
Thanks to each and every one
I have a favor to ask of you. Could you please pass this link to my new petiton around to your friends to sign?
It is about my cities lack of animal control officers, (we have ONE), and the result of this is police officers cornering stray dogs, and shooting them to death. At least four this year that I know of! No chance at a calm evaluation by being humanely captured!
Also, I want the city to adopt a low cost spay/nueter program. They can afford it!
So please help me by spreading this around to anyone you can, I really appreciate it!
Here's the link:
Thank you so much!
Tell Congress to support The Great Cats and Rare Canids Act, and provide much needed funding to protect Snow Leopards and other rare species."
Petition: extreme cruelty against animals in Mexico
AND LOW SANITARY CONDITIONS IN MEXICO.
Market, Almoloya de Juárez, State of México
sick; they are transported under deplorable and sadistical ways, without any
care even for those showing exposed fractures, bleeding or with visible wounds.
When they cannot hold on foot, they are hung with ropes to pretend they are
still strong enough. They totally lack medical attention, as well as water and
food. In case they die before getting to the place where they are normally
sacrificed, their entrails are thrown away right on the floor. They are
called throw-away (or disposable) animals; they are kept with life up to the
last possible moment, while in a slow and lasting agony, because every pound of
living meat costs twice as much as the pound of dead meat.
Almoloya de Juárez, State of México; at this place the main merchandise are
mules, donkeys and horses, which are in extreme terrible state and with a total
lack of health regulations, thus violating consistently and permanently both:
the laws against animal cruelty and sanitary conditions.
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Sponsor: The Jane Goodall Institute
Chimpanzees are our closest human relatives – they have family bonds, make and use tools and show signs of language – and yet, humans are wiping them out.
Wild chimpanzee populations have plummeted in the last 20 to 30 years, and face more threats ahead. The bushmeat trade (the unsustainable hunting of wildlife) is a root issue endangering chimpanzees. To make this practice even worse, orphaned chimpanzee babies are typically sold in local markets and often end up in the pet trade after watching their mothers being brutally killed.
Hunters remove more than 1 million metric tons of bushmeat from the Congo Basin forests each year. In only one year, 15,000 carcasses from wild species passed through the markets in the city of Brazzaville - approximately 293 of them were chimpanzees.
It's time the U.S. stood up against the cruel practice pushing chimps and other endangered species to the brink of extinction.
Tell Congress to discourage illegal bushmeat trafficking and other destructive activities - like irresponsible logging and mining practices - that contribute to it!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: http://www.columbusdogconnection.com/PuppyMillBill.htm
Helena, Montana lies at the base of the mountains. We have been so lucky to be able to view wildlife around us. However, there have been many individuals who are complaining that the deer are eating their trees and bushes and they said that if left unattended that the deer population would soar. So the city council came up with the idea of using sharp shooters to kill 330 resident deer in Helena. This includes the bucks, does and fawns that are gentle & shy animals that have never meant us any harm. We have encroached into their terriotory and because they are in our way, they feel the only option is to kill them!
This is 3 important (very quick and easy) actions to take for the animals in Portugal,including bullfighting. There are links on the right-hand side of the page for a letter to send to the President,to put your signature on the manifesto,and to sign a petition.
URGENT HELP FOR THE DOGS OF CALARASI PETITION Animals Simone - 1 day ago - oipa.org
A mass-slaughter has been planned for all stray dogs of the town of Calarasi, Romania. It is believed a fox suffering of rabies has infected all the dogs in the area. It is not known at this point if this is true or not, but it is likely to be another
We urge the Olympic Delivery Authority to lift the current ban on the Trust and allow them to complete this rescue project.
For more information on the plight of the cats at the Olympic Site visit www.celiahammond.org and click on the 'Latest News' page.
considers the Farm Bill, which means we have a rare opportunity
to pass animal welfare legislation as part of this large
package. I hope you will join me in helping to protect pets by
asking your U.S. Senators TODAY to support the Animal Welfare
Act provisions in this year's Farm Bill. It will only take a
minute. Here is the link:
Support the PAW Act and Help Save Wolves
Aerial hunting of wolves in Alaska is opposed by hunters, scientists and conservationists. Now Congressman George Miller (D-CA) has introduced the Protect America's Wildlife (PAW) Act -- legislation to end aerial hunting of wolves in Alaska and prevent the practice from spreading to the Lower 48 United States. Please urge your Representative to co-sponsor this important legislation.
Help Stop Aerial Wolf Hunting in Alaska
Alaska has taken action to reinstate its aerial gunning program. Under the program, marksmen can gun down wolves from the air or run the wolves to exhaustion, then land and shoot them at point blank range. Urge Governor Sara Palin to withdraw her support for aerial hunting and help us put an end to this needless and brutal practice once and for all.
Thank New Mexico's Governor for Speaking Out for Southwest Wolves
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson recently suspended his state’s involvement in lethal control of the last remaining 58 southwest wolves. Please take a moment to thank him for standing up for one of America’s most imperiled animals.
Before stocking up on candy this Halloween, you should know that chocolate-maker Mars Inc.—creator of M&M's, Snickers, and other candies—continues to fund deadly animal tests! Mars' top competitor, Hershey's, has pledged not fund or conduct experiments o
Thanks Nadia? ALL SIGNED.
Please sign this one :
On july 1st 2007, the incredibly cruel and unjust practice of slaughtering the Cape Fur seal pups-and endangered species-for financial gain, masqueraded as a "cull" will begin again in Namibia.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2007, in Lubbock, Texas, an 8 week old Dachshund puppy was beaten to death after her owner's boyfriend slammed her against a wall three times. The killer fled the scene but was eventually caught and arrested for charges of intoxication and evading arrest. The killer received no animal cruelty charges.
IN DIRE NEED OF SIGNATURES!!
Baby Calves Stolen From Their Mothers and Treated Cruelly - Free Baby Mendes!PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION! THIS IS HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE ABUSE FOR THESE TINY BABY CALVES!! PLEASE LET THESE COMPANYS KNOW YOU "WILL NOT" BUY THEIR PRODUCTS!
THESE BABYS HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS HORROR, SO PEOPLE CAN ENJOY EATING "VEAL"--BABY CALF!!
Did you know the dairy products you buy could be associated with baby calves being taken from their mothers just hours after birth and shipped away to live in cramped, filthy crates with barely enough room to move?
This shocking scenario is a sad reality for the young calves at Mendes Calf Ranch in Tipton, California. Take Action >>
The calves live by themselves in crates so small they can’t even turn around or lie down naturally. They have to contort their bodies simply to move around in the small space, which is often covered with their own excrement.
This confinement violates animal cruelty laws! Sign the petition to Free Baby Mendes – and the up to 12,000 other calves that Mendes confines every day of the year.
Land O’Lakes and Challenge Dairy are two of the major dairy producers who use milk from calves who were confined at Mendes Calf Ranch.
Thank you for alerting Land O’Lakes and Challenge Dairy about what's going on at Mendes Calf Ranch — and telling them consumers won’t tolerate this horrible abuse!
Cougar Petition - PLEASE SIGN & CROSSPOST!!!
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION to save Cougars. In Washington, they will start hunting them with dogs in December. I am trying to stop them. If this is something you feel you can sign, would you please sign the petition? I am looking for 1000 signatures and am 496 short.
http://www.thepetit ionsite.com/ 1/stop-cougar- hunting-with- the-aid-of- dogs
Newborn and fetal lambs and their mothers are being slaughtered for fur and fur-trim in high fashion, after HSUS investigation revealed animal torture.
Read about it and sign the petition here:
And please, pass the word along! Thank you!
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And the more oil and gas we burn, the faster the Arctic melts and the closer our planet comes to catastrophic climate change.
Sign the petition to save the Arctic from exploitation and military activity at http://www.greenpeace.org/handsoffthearctic
He remembers back in October when he and his two young daughters brought Ziggy home from an exotic-animal zoo in Texas.
He said, "We raised him from two weeks-old... bottle-fed him for six months, three times a day."
Gray says now that Ziggy's gone, a part of the community is missing. Ziggy marched in parades and visited local schools and churches.
He said, "He's kind of like the neighborhood pet. Everybody came and fed and played with him and talked to him."
State biologist Todd Nims says zebras need a special license, because they aren't natural to Georgia and aren't domesticated.
He said, "I don't wake up every day going, 'You know, I'm going to take somebody's pet.' But the person who got the animal without permission is the one that basically is ultimately at fault."
A wild animal license is free if the owner proves the animal is for exhibit and is well cared for. Gray says he didn't know Ziggy needed a license. He says he would have gotten one today, but DNR officers told him it was too late.
Nims says if Gray wants Ziggy back now, he'll have to go to superior court. Gray says he's prepared for that, but there's one thing he's not prepared for.
"My daughters... they're going to be heartbroken when I have to tell them after school today that their zebra's gone," he said.
Gray says he's talking with his lawyer to figure out what to do next. He says he's prepared to fight to bring Ziggy home.
DNR said they took Ziggy to a safe place that's licensed to have zebras. They say he'll be kept there until he goes back home to Bolingbroke or to a different permanent home.
HELP BEST FRIENDS REACH A GOAL OF 50,000 SIGNATURES THAT SEND A MESSAGE FOR PRO SPORTS LEAGUES TO ADOPT ANTI-DOG FIGHTING POLICIES
The violent subculture of dog fighting has entered the world of professional sports and entertainment in America. The pending grand jury indictment of Atlanta Falcons star quarterback Michael Vick for alleged connections to dog fighting has caused the National Football League to bar Vick from reporting to the beginning of training camp.
Illegal dog fighting is horrifically cruel for the dogs, but also is closely associated with violence, weapons, illegal gambling and drugs.
We, the undersigned, urge America’s major sports leagues—the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer to help stop participation and support of dog fighting by taking the following actions:
- Announce policies condemning dog fighting as a horrifically cruel, illegal activity that will not be tolerated
- Establish stiff penalties, including fines and suspensions, for any high profile athlete or league employee who associates in any way with dog fighting
- Cooperate fully with investigations of athletes alleged to be involved in dog fighting
- Cooperate with Best Friends and other animal welfare groups to promote ways to eradicate dog fighting
Subject: [ar-ga] PIT BULL PETITION! Please sign and crosspost!!!
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 13:52:39 +0000
This petition is coming from Dahlia who is an amazing person who does a lot for the animals and she needs our support in signing petition to help the pits in her area. PLEASE take a minute and sign this petition. yourt help will go a long way.
Thank you ,Shirin.
Please help us with the this effort... read below.. we are trying to remove the useless BSL ordinance that Miami-Dade County has had since 1989. Please crosspost this petition widely to get as much support as possible. We are seeking protection for loving pit bull and pit bull-type dogs and stronger laws for irresponsible pet owners.
Here's the link:
Please crosspost to all - we need support for all the innocent animals that suffer due to existing BSL laws in Miami-Dade County.
Stricter laws in Ohio against against animal abuse and neglect:
Our Presidunce and his cronies are at it again. Please take these actions and share with your friends.
Bless You All For All You Do
More Important Actions
Help Protect Yellowstone
This link may be slow but it is good.
New ~ Help Protect Polar Bears
Would you please send this message?
This one is very close to my heart, I have rehabilitated wild baby animals in the past.
THANKS SO MUCH!!!
HSUS action: Stop the poisoning of dogs in Ethiopia
Prosecute the woman who abused this boxer dog to the fullest!!
Please sign my petition to the Brazilian government to pardon rainforest researcher Dr. Marc van Roosmalen. His harsh sentence is criminalizing science and stifling a defender of wildlife! Thanks, Peter
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PLEASE SIGN HER ONGOING PETITION:IT WILL BE UP UNTIL MEYERS IS SENTENCED! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/648901666
Bless You All For All You Do
Make a difference today.
Please sign the petition at this link to help stop the legal torture of Moon Bears in Korea.
They need many more signatures!! Please crosspost, or send along to friends, other groups, also.
Thanks for taking a moment to care! We all do make a difference.
The Cincinnati Zoo is sending small, domestic cats to a research lab, as part of the zoo's "breeding program". This is wrong for two obvious reasons: 1. Animal cruelty in any form, is wrong. 2. We already have a huge problem with too many homeless cats in the world. It is irresponsible for the zoo to be breeding more cats, in a world that kills cats because there are already too many of them. Please, help us to save innocent domestic cats from being subjected to horrible experiments!
Stop Bear Farming and Bile Extraction From Bears. Bring in strict and stringent laws to stop the sale of Bile Extraction from Bears.
Chinese animal activists rescued this bear from a farm in the country's northeast. The bear was one of 10 found with
catheters implanted into the gall bladder to extract bile (Image: Reuters/China Newsphoto)
A diagnostic kit to crack down on illegal trade in bile extracted from live bears is being used by Australian and Canadian customs officers, an animal welfare group says.
Bear bile is a common ingredient in traditional medicines throughout East and Southeast Asia, says the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).
The test kit uses antibodies to detect a signature bear protein and was demonstrated this week at a meeting in The Hague of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITE, which involves 171 nations.
"Interest from wildlife trade enforcement officials has been very strong," says Professor Kate Sanders, an evolutionary biologist who adapted a technique used to identify species in venomous snakebites to develop the kit.
The kits are slated to go on the market at the end of the year and will cost no more than US$40 (A$47), says Sanders, from Australia 's University of Adelaide.
Theactive compound in bear bile is ursodeoxcholic acid (UDCA) and is thought to be effective for ailments ranging from liver disorders to haemorrhoids to hepatitis.
The compound has been available in a synthetic form for years, say animal rights groups calling for an end to bear farming.
Yet the use of bear bile is still widespread, a WSPA survey released this week shows.
More than half of 130 traditional Asian medicine shops in eight countries investigated illegally-sold products containing bear bile, the survey shows.
The WSPA says most originated from China, where the fluid is drawn off using one of several painful methods from more than 7000 animals held in box-like cages on dozens of farms. The procedure is not illegal in China, but CITES bans all cross-border commerce in bear parts.
The survey of Asian medicine shops in North America and the Asia Pacific region uncovered dozens of illegal bear bile products.
About 15% of the stores investigated in the US and Canada sold the contraband, with the percentage increasing to 22% in Singapore, 33% in Korea, 42% in Taiwan and 75% in Japan.
The methods used to extract the bile from farmed animals varies from one country to the next, but all are condemned by animal welfare groups as cruel.
"In Vietnam, farmers typically immobilise the bears with a paralysing drug, often ketamine," known to recreational drug users as 'special K', says Dave Eastham, head of wildlife for WSPA.
"They use ultrasound to locate the bile and then insert a long hypodermic needle to draw off 100 to 150 millilitres of bile," he says, repeating the process once a month. The bears are conscious throughout the process.
"We have tapes showing the bears screaming with apprehension just before the procedure begins," he says.
In China, a more primitive technique has been outlawed but Eastham says it "is still very common".
The bile drips from a tube - surgically inserted through the bear's abdomen- equipped with a tap that can be turned on and off. Extractions are daily, sometimes twice a day.
It is like bleeding sap from a maple tree, "only more painful", he says.
More than half of bears farmed for bile in China do not survive for very long after extraction begins, but those that do can live for up to 10years.
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