START A PETITION37,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good


Stop the Trade in Bear Bile!
Animals  (tags: wildlife trade, bear bile, killing, animalrights, activism, animalwelfare, endangered, AnimalWelfare, animals, animalcruelty, killed, death, animaladvocates, protection, wildlife )

- 1891 days ago -
Two brother bear cubs rescued from suspected smugglers in Vietnam have become poster children for a campaign against the use of capturing and harvesting bears for their bile.
Vietnam Town to Crackdown on Bear Bile Trade
Animals  (tags: Ha Long, vietnam, bears, bear bile, animals, wildlife, protection, AnimalCruelty, animalrights, abuse, animalcruelty, endangered, suffering, law, GoodNews )

- 2139 days ago -
Provincial leaders have asked the police to cooperate with local agricultural and tourism agencies as well as authorities at the UNESCO heritage town to establish a special mission to arrest and duly punish any people from travel agencies and the bear far
ACTION ALERT: Government of China: Stop the Torture of Asiatic, Brown, and Sun Bears for Bile! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: bears, imprisoned, caged, bear bile, farms, horrendous cruelty, torture, suffering, government banning protection )

- 2284 days ago -
Approximately 14,000 Asiatic, Brown and Sun bears across south Asia are being tortured for the purpose of extracting their bile. In Chinese traditional medicine, a bear's bile, extracted from the gallbladder, is thought to have healing powers.
ACTION ALERT: The Moon Bears Do Not Have a Voice...YOU DO ! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: bear farms, horrendous sadistic cruelty, bear bile, bears, tortured, banning bear farms )

- 2307 days ago -
Across China in factory farms, bears are held in small cages, where they can barely move. They have a metal plate fixed across their abdomen, where metal catheters are implanted in to their gall bladders.
ACTION ALERT: South Korean Bears Need Your Help Today ! PLEASE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: korea, bear bile, horrific cruelty, bear farming, laws governemnt )

- 2411 days ago -
Right now more than 1,400 bears suffer on bear farms in South Korea. These bears are confined to cramped, barren cages until the age of 10, when they are then slaughtered for their bile, which is then used in Traditional Asian Medicine. This industry is
ACTION ALERT: End UnBEARable Suffering in China ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: bear bile, farms, horrific cruelty, suffering, china )

- 2461 days ago -
Support for your country's efforts to end bear bile farming To Ambassador Zhang Yesui, U.S. Chinese Embassy , We commend your nation's growing support for an end to bear bile farming. With alternatives readily available and already being used
Animals  (tags: bear bile, bears, tortured, caged, imprisoned, cruelty, protection, laws, banning )

- 2533 days ago -
Even for those who practice traditional healing, bear bile isn't necessary. Animals Asia also learned of cases where bear bile poisoning resulted in the death of the patient. Jill Robinson, founder of Animals Asia, said, "No one will die from the lack
Animals  (tags: bear bile, trade, bear farms, horrific cruelty, suffering, suffering )

- 2545 days ago -
Bear bile is used to treat a variety of ailments, from hangovers to hemorrhoids. To meet black market demand, bears are cruelly farmed across Asia for their bile. But it's not just Asia's bears who are in danger.
ACTION ALERT: Please Just Leave the Bears Alone! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: bears, hunted, killed, bear bile, protection, laws, legalisation, endangered, survival )

- 2559 days ago -
You all know the details because the Born Free USA team has shared them with you before: Bears are forced to perform in circuses; they are forced to live behind zoo bars; they are enticed with bait and shot like "sitting ducks"; they are chased with dogs
ACTION ALERT: Will South Korea Ban Bear Farming? PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: south korea.government, bear bile, farms, horrific cruelty, suffering, suffering )

- 2578 days ago -
Animals Asia has campaigned for the past 11 years for an end to the farming of bears for their bile in South Korea. The extraction of bile from live bears was banned by the Korean Government in 1992, but bears over the age of 10 can be legally slaughtered
South Korean Government to Consider Ending Bear Farming
Animals  (tags: south korean government, bear bile, bear farms, ban, welfare, bears )

- 2641 days ago -
Following the tabling of a bill on 15 September by National Assembly member Hong Heedeok, the South Korean Parliament began the process that could result in the phase out of South Korea's bear farming industry.
ACTION ALERT: End Bear Bile Farming In Korea !!
Animals  (tags: bear bile, suffering, bear bile farms, imprisonment, torture, protection, animal welfare, laws )

- 2815 days ago -
There are fewer than 20 Asiatic Black Bears roaming the Korean wild today, and they are kept in a highly monitored region and marketed as a tourist attraction. In contrast to their numbers in the wild, a staggering 1600 suffer in terribly inhumane,
ACTION ALERT: Help End Bear Farming in Asia !!
Animals  (tags: bear farming, bear bile, bears imprisoned, tortured, traditional medicines, herbal alternatives, bear welfare, protection )

- 2840 days ago -
Many Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) manufacturers in Asia make products containing bear bile. Sometimes the same companies sell herbal versions in overseas markets. In an effort to end bear farming, we want manufacturers to know that any use of
The Plight of Moon Bears
Animals  (tags: bear bile, farms, suffering, moon bears, chinese medicine trade, imprisoned, cruelty )

- 2850 days ago -
Animals Asia inspired me to tell you about the murdering of these bears for a medicine that people believe is magical. The Asian government is slowly assisting Animals Asia to help stop this crime. Bear farming laws have been put in place and educating
Reining In the Bear Market
Animals  (tags: animals asia, bear bile, bear farms, legalisation, protection, welfare )

- 2911 days ago -
Bear bile's active ingredient - ursodeoxycholic acid - can be replicated, for instance with herbs, according to Jill Robinson, founder of the Hong Kong-based Animals Asia Foundation. "No one's going to die for the lack of bear bile," she said

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Popular Tags for: Animals

Most Active Stories Today in Animals tagged with bear bile

top story finders in Animals

1. Inge B 61 popular stories

2. Anne No Fwd Pls M 60 popular stories

3. Marianne R 59 popular stories

4. Lawren R 59 popular stories

5. Cathy B 58 popular stories

6. Ljiljana Milic 58 popular stories

7. Animae C 58 popular stories

8. Paulo R 58 popular stories

9. Carole K 56 popular stories

10. Veronica B 52 popular stories

more top news finders »

What makes a top story finder?
A top finder is someone who submits stories that become popular and are promoted to the front page.

wanted: news analysts

Get Active in the Care2 News Network!

Help ferret out the most noteworthy of the Newly Submitted stories and promote them to the Front Page.

care2 news network tools

News Network Bookmarklet

Submit stories from your browser toolbar with the easy to use Add to Care2 News! bookmarklet.

News Network Syndication

Get this page in RSS. Keep up to date with the Care2 News Network in your favorite RSS reader. Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and more!
Find out how to subscribe!

care2 newsletter spotlight

Join over 2 Million Care2 Subscribers! Sign up for our FREE Newsletters, Delivered to your Inbox!

New to Care2? Start Here.