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Animals Asia Vets Race Against the Clock to Save 130 Moon Bears (PHOTOS)

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, suffering, bears )

- 1446 days ago -
The commercial bear bile and paw trade is driving many of Asia's most precious bear species to near extinction. This cruel and frankly, unusual, trade is driven by the traditional belief that bear bile has rare medicinal properties.

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Colin Hope (243)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 10:58 pm
When will all this slaughter ever end??

Fran F (118)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 11:10 pm
Poor bears! What will the people dependent on "bear medicine" do when they have wiped them out? Will they have any remorse?

Sunday June 8, 2014, 8:45 am
This is incredible, beyond words. These people are such heroes. I am so excited to see this and cannot wait for the final result! It is SUCH a huge undertaking, I admire AnimalsAsia so much. Thanks Cher this is terrific!

Betty K (304)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 8:45 am
Thank you so much Animals Asia for saving these poor bears. I'm glad the farmer listened to his daughter and gave the bears up.

Connie O (44)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 9:45 am
Poor bears...I cannot imagine the pain they have endured.

Valerie H (133)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 10:14 am
A+++ Organization....I have supported them for a long time now......

Sara P (57)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 11:10 am
This is really an incredible story!!! I strongly hope that this wonderful people will save more bears that they can!!11 Thanks Cher

. (0)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 12:06 pm
What an article-thanks.

Kathleen M (224)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 3:17 pm
Noted. Great story! Thanks, Cher! Those folks at AnimalAsia deserve medals, if not canonization! Blessings to them all!

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 3:37 pm
Noted. So sad what these bears have t endure. I hope the practice will end soon.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 5:19 pm
Those poor innocent animals.
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