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Jill Robinson help ing bears
Spirit Bear Conservation Society.
"The mission of the Animals Asia Foundation is to improve the lives of all animals in Asia, end cruelty and restore respect for animals Asia-wide."
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IFAW in ACTION International Fund for Animal Welfare
Saving Moon Bears from Lives of Torture.
Bear farming began in China and North Korea in the early days to supplement supplies of bile once harvested from wild bears killed for their gall bladders.
There are effective alternatives to bear bile and other animal-based TM preparations.
The Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) is listed on Appendix I of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (cites) which bans international trade. They have only Class 11 protection under China’s Wildlife Protection Law, which allows their bile to be sold domestically. This dichotomy makes law enforcement difficult.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Don’t buy products containing bear bile; use non-endangered plant-based alternatives
Support only ethical TM practitioners and vendors who do not use ingredients made from endangered animals and plants Write a letter in support of IFAW’s efforts to end bear bile farming and promote alternatives to the use of bear bile. Send your letter to: IFAW China, Room 705, Golden Tower, No.1 Xibahe South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100028, P.R.C
To learn more about our efforts to save moon bears, and other animals around the world, visit our Web site at: