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ACTION ALERT: Mother Bear Kills Cub and Then Itself - Close Bear Bile Farms! PLEASE SIGN !


Animals  (tags: tragedy, mother bear, protective, killing cub, herself, bear bile farms, horrendous cruelty, savagery )

Simone
- 1176 days ago - change.org
The Chinese media has reported on an extraordinary account of a mother bear saving her cub from a life of torture by strangling it and then killing itself. The bears were kept in a farm located in a remote area in the North-West of China.



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Simone D. (1485)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 9:43 am

Heartbreaking! Makes one feel so saddened for this poor girl, the love of a mother bear.
 

Regina P. (79)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 10:44 am
Noted & signed #5. This is sickening
 

. (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 10:56 am
Signed!
 

. (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 11:01 am
Signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 12:16 pm
Signed, TU Simone (2 sigs, #44 & 45)
 

Michelle S. (457)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 12:40 pm
I went on line and read the alleged "first hand account" by the individual that supposedly witnessed this tragedy.

There was a ton of hyperbole and what sounds like A LOT of embellishment in his account, so I'm left wondering what REALLY happened. The account I found on line also does not match up neatly with
what I read in the petition.

No matter how you slice it, bear bile farming is horrendous.

A mother bear busting out of a locked, metal cage, crushing her baby to death and then hitting the wall going ninety in order to kill herself? Not sure about this one. More information is needed.

I'd like to hear from Animals Asia and the WSPA on this one. Signed. >^..^< M.
 

Annie Cowling (118)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 1:43 pm
Trying to hold back the tears,not working. signed, thank-you Simone. I pray the cruelty in this world ends soon!!!!!!!
 

linda b. (190)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 4:07 pm
I was heartbroken reading this on an earlier post, i felt sick to the pit of my stoch and just numb,the mass suffering of animals is unbearable to even think about.God help them , signed thanks Simone.
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:32 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 3:04 am
Sadly noted, and signed.
Thanks
 

CarrieSICK B. (311)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 4:31 am
Signed and noted.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (995)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 4:31 am
Signed and noted--thanks Simone!
 

Cheree M. (46)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 4:43 am
Noted & Signed, TY
You signed this petition on Aug 11, 2011.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (118)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 4:46 am
Thanks SImone. Noted and signed and will forward to friends. I saw Michelles Sibinovic's doubting comment, but personally I can well believe it. A mother animal's instinct towards her baby could definitly cause such an action of love. This mother bear must have been totally desperate. I feel so sickened by this it is the epitome of sadness. SURELY this sort of thing MUST be outlawed soon. I DO so hope with all my heart that this peition will succeed.
 

Elsie Au (266)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 4:58 am
It does not matter how or what way this incident happened, the bottom line is Bear Bile Farm should be banned. There is no benefit of bile in treating the conditions as these evil people claimed. Even it does, it is still not right to do so, it is just plain cruelty and should be stopped.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:01 am
Noted and signed. You're right, Simone, this is truly heartbreaking. So very sad!
 

Arild Warud (167)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:07 am
Signed,thanks Simone.
 

Ioana B. (132)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:09 am
Noted & signed 2 times,Thanks Simone
 

Brittany D. (28)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:19 am
signed
 

Naoko I. (259)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:23 am
noted and signed.
 

Pat A. (116)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:28 am
Bile farms are evil and must be stopped. This sounds awful - no matter how it ends up.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:39 am
signed and noted, thanks Simone
 

Lorena F. (7)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:42 am
This makes me sick really...I wasn't aware of the existence of bill farms and the horrors taking place there. This has to stop! Please keep us updated and let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. Thanks
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:52 am
Noted and signed. So sad to know it. I hope bile farm would be stopped. Thank you, Simone.
 

Lisa Neste (707)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:55 am
So signed!! Bear biling is one of my major issues. I'm with Michelle S. on this one, we need more info. I am a member of Animals Asia I will see what I can find out.
 

Mary E. (124)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:02 am
OMG I had no idea such practices took place. This is barbaric! I can only imagine the poor thoughts going through this bear's mind. To be tortured so badly she took her cub's life and then her own? This is sick and must be stopped!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:07 am
noted, how sad
 

Nancy C. (798)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:53 am
1315th poor creatures
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:58 am
done.
 

Randy Stein (19)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:03 am
Such insanity!!!
 

Chris R. (62)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:05 am
Noted and signed, thanks Simone =(
 

Danuta Watola (1207)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:16 am
signed
 

Maryanne C. (111)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:24 am
noted and signed,thanks
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:40 am
Signed and shared, how very sad, and I am so angry with the perpetrators of this horrible tragedy...I will fight for animals everywhere, for as long as it takes..until the abuses are stopped and laws are inforced...or until I am dead...
 

. (1)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:46 am
Noted. Thank you Simone.
 

Amena Ravenwing (187)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:10 am
Noted and signed. What an intelligent, brave and loving mother. May China wise up soon to the horror they are perpetrating and the bad karma they are collecting with their betrayal of these magnificent creatures. Peace and Love to the Bears.
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:17 am
Poor bear. Noted, signed and forwarded. Thank you Simone.
 

Debbie W. (116)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:18 am
Such a needless tragedy! Would not have happen if it wasn't for the stupidity and utter greed of Humans!
 

Valerie H. (135)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:36 am
Thank you - signed....simply heartbreaking.....
 

Beth M. (244)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:39 am
Signed & shared.
 

. (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:45 am
Heart-rendering.N/S Thanks Regina & Simone.
 

Suzanne Hall (7)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 9:04 am
How horrible! But mom was protecting her cub. Noted and signed.
 

Elena B. (17)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 9:22 am
OMG....
signed.. thanks
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 10:01 am
Signed.
 

Mike H. (229)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 10:09 am
Thank you for signing "Mother bear kills cub and then itself - Close bear bile farms now!"
 

Simone D. (1485)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:00 am

Thank you so much everybody! Much appreciated!
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:21 am
Signatures...l,590

This is too HeartBreaking for words. TY for this news Simone :)
 

Colin Hope (243)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:30 am
What a catastrophe!!
 

Andrew Butt (84)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:34 am
Signed and noted, this is so sad and heartbreaking that these beautful animals are treated so inhumanely.
 

liz meesters (176)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:41 am
signed & noted, thank you
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:45 am
Noted and signed.

Just imagine having a hole made in your body so that a bodily fluid can be extracted from it and “living“ a life in constant pain and permanent imprisonment, and then you will see that questioning this particular case is a trifle in comparison to the core: a cruel treatment of these bears -- which is a fact.

The worst thing about it is that bear bile can be nothing but a sham, so we are talking about a preventable cruelty, yet a lucrative business -- the latter being the only reason why bear bile continues to be “produced“ and why this illusion about its healing powers is constantly being fed to people, as I see it. Even if there was a speck of truth in this belief, it is immoral and does not belong to a developed society. This is the 21st century: There is a wide range of choices, and China is an economic giant, so what's the point?

Stop this torture!



 

Jason Green (235)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 12:06 pm
signed
 

Victoria L. (12)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 12:09 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Hana Bosco (38)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 12:21 pm
Pure evil these bill farms cancell them all. We must stop it! There is no thinkable way how to live life like these poor bears! Signed
 

june bullied (553)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 12:32 pm
s&n
 

T. A. H. (39)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 12:53 pm
Horrific. Signed.
 

Alison A. (237)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 12:58 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Simone.
 

Marzia F. (38)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 1:28 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Laverne Wallace (59)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 1:38 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Sonja T. (7)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 1:44 pm
Some of the human race really piss me off the way they treat animals, bile farms should be closed down they are disgustingly cruel and immoral, to put animals through this torure for so called chinese medicine what a load of crap. I personally would like to get all these bastards and drill holes in their stomaches see how they like it, evil cretins rot in hell.
 

Elvira S. (82)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 1:51 pm
This account is a bit far fetched, however, bear bile farms are absolutely horrendous and MUST be banned. There is no place for such cruelty in this world.
 

Majvi TRaff (4)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 1:55 pm
It´s so cruel.
Close the farms the bears have suffered enough.
 

Mary T. (186)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:01 pm
Gladly signed and noted this is truly sick these places should all be shut down.
 

Patricia W. (94)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:13 pm
However this happened, this practice must end. These bears are not trees to be tapped. Bile collecting is barbaric and inhumane. TY Simone.
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:14 pm
Signed!!!!!!!!!!!!! Noted.

Grrrrrrrrrr!!!

Dear Lord! PLEASE, please, PLEASE put a permanent STOP to this neverending torture of bears!!! This is vile, it is cruel beyond belief, it is inhumane and it is also completely pointless as the bear bile has absolutely NO medicinal properties whatsoever!
 

Fran F. (114)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:22 pm
What makes this torture of bears even worse is that their are non-animal remedies in traditional Chinese medicine that are said to work as well or better than bear bile. Additionally, bear bile is sometimes contaminated, causing death or illness to people who take it.
 

T. A. H. (39)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:44 pm
Horrific. Didn't know there was such a thing as animal suicide or matricide. Boycott Chines products until this outlawed completely.
 

Karen E. (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:53 pm
If you have not done so. please visit youtube and watch the series of videos on bear bile farming. They are made by a sanctuary that is doing wonderful work to get the bears out of these farms. The videos are well made, sad, with some hopeful notes and worth the watch. I have had trouble sleeping since watching knowing the great suffering thses bears are enduring. Type in Animal Asia moon bear rescue. Then send them money!!!!
 

Mariette AWAY (151)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:53 pm
Noted and signed. I agree with Mary. Thanks Simone!
 

Kye J. (41)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 2:56 pm
This is very sad.Yes I have heard of animals suiciding previously.RIP Mother and baby bears
 

Jennifer Johnson (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 3:02 pm
I am crying so hard right now. Rest in peace Momma and Baby Bear! Whn is the torture of any and all animals going to end. They all deserve to live long, healthy, happy and free lives!
 

Beatrice B. (115)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 3:37 pm
Noted, signed and forwarded, thank you Simone
 

Liz Gillard (101)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 3:39 pm
Noted and signed with tears falling from my eyes,heartbreaking...The barbaric torture of these beautiful bears is unimaginable to think of.I pray this will end forever in my life time,will struggle to sleep tonight thinking of all these bears,haunting! R.I.P mommy and baby bear,your life should have been a wonderful happy one but you suffered because of EVIL so called HUMANS,for that i am so sorry....You will be in my heart always.Bless all the animals that suffer such cruel lifes.Thank you dear Simone.Liz Xx
 

mary l. (5)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 3:52 pm
That's CHINA for you. I wish they would get blown off the map and wipe out the entire population. Pretty bad when an animal commits suicide. Put the people in those cages and put a drain tube in them and get their bear bile.
 

Joy McR (133)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 4:28 pm
SIGNED... Humans at it yet again..so very sad..
 

. (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:04 pm
Now! That is love.

I'm sure, she has been welcomed to the other side. .

Give that soul angel wings!!!
 

Michela m. (3960)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:13 pm
TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!! SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:25 pm
already signed by the 2 of us, forwarded and shared on facebook.
 

Nimue Pendragon (257)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:34 pm
What a brave and intelligent bear to do this for her cub and herself to save them from hideous torture, a remarkable animal! And how very tragic that they were captured and tortured by those miserable excuses for human beings. China just never quits, do they? Despicable! Signed, noted, thanks Simone.
 

Linda B. (71)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:55 pm
Action taken!!!
 

. (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:08 pm
I have believed for a long time that animals do commit suicide. I think many of the road kill of dogs and cats are desperate suicides.

It takes intelligence to contemplate suicide. It takes the courage of desperation to actually do it.

I like to tell animals, "You're as much a soul as I am."

They appreciate the acknowledgement.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (147)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:11 pm
Humanity will do anything to another living being due to GREED! This is a decease that needs healing NOW! Animals are here to live life free! Humans are not in control of the bears or any animals life! We are simply here to enjoy their beauty & their presence that makes our own life more tolerable & enjoyable to be sharing it with the most loving beings on planet earth. Animals knows & understands unconditional love! Mother bear had Love & Courage to do a desperate action in a desperate situation! Due to knowing what her baby's life held in store. She saved her from HORRENDOUS Abuse & EVIL Cruelty from GREEDY Humans. Those doing bear biles needs to listen with their eyes & hearts. Shut down all Bear bile farms NOW! Signed. Thanks Simone.
 

Mm M. (458)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:34 pm
Oh #!#! Did already sign and ABSOLUTELY did forward this one...

No words just falling tears on this on...I saw this from one of Ginger's stories and felt sick, I will forward this to all I know, this is just SICK and this Momma Bear showed so much HEART for her CUB, I still have falling tears...
 

Toni C. (508)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:37 pm
Noted, signed and forwarded to friends on Facebook... it matters not how this mother and her baby died, this is a horrendous way for these animals to live and should be stopped... the sooner the better.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:38 pm
Noted and signed.Thanks Simone.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:52 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Dorothy Ferguson (32)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:10 pm
OMG - and humans think that these animals have no emotions. Signed with great sadness.
 

Veronica C. (44)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:21 pm
No matter the details, the bear was pushed beyond her limits.
 

Lisa Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:36 pm
signed & shared on facebook!!! :(
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 9:55 pm
Signed, noted with tears, thanks Simone.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 10:05 pm
Signed
 

Ana R (220)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 10:49 pm
S@N
ty
 

Yvonne Hetherington (9)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:06 pm
OMG!!! this is just too sad and horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
when oh when will this damn torture stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!l
 

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 11:28 pm
noted and signed, thank you
 

liz j. (53)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:28 am
signed.. Not sure what exactly happened but bile farming needs to be outlawed and stopped Though they are both dead at least they can no longer be hurt. These animals must be almost insane from years of this treatment daily.
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:28 am
Horrible to read about.
 

(0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:16 am
Noted and already signed. Thank you, Simone.
 

Nan B. (62)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:31 am
Signed and Noted... Sad and heart broken about all of the horrid actions people put on animals, it's so devastating, I would like to think it will come back to the guilty... Greedy Bastards!!!!
Tks Simone
 

Bracha Kay (31)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:26 am
What horror! It must be really terrible for a mother to resort to such desperate actions. Thanks Simone, signed
 

Mary Benbouguettaya (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:33 am
This practice must be banned. It is nothing but horror and torture for this poor animals. The stuff that these people believe in is appalling!
 

Pat Vee (13)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:34 am
how sad
 

Nancy Billings (123)
Friday August 12, 2011, 4:06 am
That poor Precious Mama bear ~ The HELL she must have went through ~ I Wish with ALL of my Heart that the human MONSTERS that do these Horrible things to innocent animals would just DIE & DISAPEAR from our Earth so there could be Love & Peace for All of Gods innocents ! Signed , noted & Shared with Tears in my eyes ~ TY Dear Simone !
 

Maria P. (151)
Friday August 12, 2011, 4:28 am
OMG that is so sad
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Friday August 12, 2011, 4:58 am
horrible... thanks for telling the world
 

Mike M. (55)
Friday August 12, 2011, 5:00 am
N&S
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Friday August 12, 2011, 5:06 am
I signed all 6 or 7 petitions, thanks Simone. Whether it was 'to kill her cub then herself', or simply the cub died because the mother was trying to protect it with bars between them, then the mother bear just ran full long into the wall because she was nuts from her torment, is irrelevant. The fact that they are used and housed in such inhumane terrible ways shows how nuts and degraded the Chinese are. Would be nice to see every animal rip to shreds their tormentors anywhere and everywhere it occurs on this planet (but one can only wish).
 

Kay M. (351)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:32 am
done
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:37 am
Already signed and noted, thank you!
 

Gitte Loeyche (28)
Friday August 12, 2011, 7:28 am
Noted and signed. This is horrorfying reading. My heart cries out for these poor bears.
 

leanne Torio (244)
Friday August 12, 2011, 7:39 am
The Chinese are sic MF! I wish a huge earthquake on them all!
 

Mickey Herouin (30)
Friday August 12, 2011, 7:58 am
Noted and signed, merci Simone
 

Genoveva M M. (327)
Friday August 12, 2011, 9:20 am
Signed two week ago, and read the story, very sad indeed.
 

Justin M. (6)
Friday August 12, 2011, 10:29 am
Not all Chinese people are like this Mary I. With pet ownership on the rise there, alot of them are taking a stand and deeming long-standing practices such as eating cat and dog meat to be socially unacceptable and beyond. Even forcing production at plants dedicated to this garbage to stop. I say good on them for doing so. I can only pray they keep stepping up and forcing the shutdown of these lucrative practices. Either way, don't condemn a whole race of people for what a few have done. I'm signing that petition either way.
 

Anagha Rajeev (56)
Friday August 12, 2011, 11:40 am
People have been enjoying apples since
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Friday August 12, 2011, 11:48 am
This mother bear demonstrated her love for her child and the refusal to participate in this barbaric act any longer. Now this noble mother and her child are dead. I call on ALL the TCM practitioners to stop the use of bear bile. And like Elsie Au, I call on the Chinese government to outlaw such farms, whether for bear or another animal.
When I see such things, I'm drawn to what Mark Twain said: "The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot."
signed.
 

Vicki P. (124)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:25 pm
Noted and signed...thank-you.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:31 pm
What Justin said is true, but it does seem an inordinate number of people in China have pretty atrocious acts against animals of one kind or another for one 'reason' or another. Time for China to step up to the plate and join the rest of the planet in the 21st century.
 

Kate A. (10)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:31 pm
Vert heartbreaking and tragic
 

Kate A. (10)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:32 pm
Sorry about type "o". I meant "very"
 

ElenaNoFwdsPls M. (129)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:21 pm
When humans stop believe in healing power of "bear bile" and stop pay SSSS for it- bear farms will run out of business. Everybody, buying bear bile is responsible for death and suffering of bears!
 

Susanne P. (18)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:28 pm
Signed with tears in my eyes.
Time for China to stop abusing animals!
 

Mervi R. (74)
Friday August 12, 2011, 2:15 pm
noted, signed
 

Dany Strakova (119)
Friday August 12, 2011, 2:23 pm
oh my god! that is why i love animals more than anything!poor things! :(
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 2:25 pm
Noted and signed. This wrings my heart out! How cruel to treat animals in this fashion!! China needs to stop this vile practice now!
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 2:35 pm
This bear was more human and compassionate than a human!!!
 

Ruth McD (724)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:02 pm
Signed. This cruelty has to stop. These are evil people who treat the bears like this. Thanks Simone.
 

Dave C. (216)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:26 pm
noted, signed, thank you.
 

Joseph B. (65)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:30 pm
Signed etc. Need we ask if there is a hell? or if there is a devil? There are millions of devils creating a hell on earth for these innocents. I rarely wish harm on anyone, but may these people taste the hell that they are inflicting
on creatures purer than they could ever know. I have no doubt that this beautiful mama knew what the score was. May she and her baby be in paradise tonight.
 

. (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:31 pm
Thank you for signing "Mother bear kills cub and then itself - Close bear bile farms now!"
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (265)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:47 pm
the bear acted more human and humanely than her captors, Stop this insane practice it is horriffing and beyond crue. We are all connected.l
 

Alison Baker (25)
Friday August 12, 2011, 4:39 pm
If that doesn't tell those morons in China that they need to shut down this ludicrous operation, I don't know what does. They obviously have no scientific research, the empirical data, to back up their health claims.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 5:12 pm
Signed. The Chinese are cruel people.
 

Valerie W. (52)
Friday August 12, 2011, 5:44 pm
So sad!! :( This story gave me goosebumps, & brought tears to my eyes! Poor bears, may they rest in peace. Evil humans! Who is the "real" savage; the wild animals, or, the humans? Duh! Oh, we're supposed to be the smarter, "superior" species, I don't think so!! By the time we humans actually get brains, & figure out how to use them, it'll be too late, at least for us!!
 

Cheryl B. (203)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:21 pm
I could not help but cry as I typed my comment and signed. Does anyone know what the "Traditional Medicine" is supposed to heal? It was probably started by some greedy charlatan centuries ago and the people still believe it. How can anyone use something that comes from a tortured animal, let alone do the act that causes such terrible suffering? Cynthia has a good point in saying "the bear acted more human and humanely than her captors." Sure shows a 'thinking mind' in that mother bear. Thank you, dear Simone.
 

Valjean O. (23)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:50 pm
OMG! I'm crying so hard I cant hardly type. This bear expessed her hearbreaking desperation because she had no words & I shutter to wonder, even if she did would have anyone there listened?
we must STAY LOUD for them, we must!!!!
 

Patti Brown OFFLINE (81)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:53 pm
Signed,noted and left message. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. So sad.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:59 pm
Crying. So much pain that bears try to kill themselves by punching themselves, and now this, and people still ignore the pain, the trauma, & continue to do harm to sentient sacred life? They are going to suffer the same and worse, themselves. Until we stop torturing, trapping, confining, controlling, setting ourselves apart from all life, we are destining our selves to the same treatment we impose in future lifetimes or other realms. Not Good. We must all stop inflicting pain!
 

Kye J. (41)
Friday August 12, 2011, 7:05 pm
This is horrible.Poor Mum and baby bear RIP.Signed
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday August 12, 2011, 7:57 pm
Petition signed.

Surprised that the Chinese reported this story and it should give the Chinese an incentive
To shut down these despicable bile farms immediately.

TY! Simone.
.
 

Crystal T. (20)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:33 pm
I started to read this and couldn't bear to finish it. I'm beginning to hate China for everything they do to animals.
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:42 pm
Signed, thank you Simone.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Friday August 12, 2011, 9:34 pm
OMG! This story is so horrifically heartbreaking and amazing of the mother bear at the same time. I thought I heard it all but this story makes me sob. To some animals, humans are the devil. To be human is to be humane. These people are subhuman scum.
 

Maggie Obrien (3)
Friday August 12, 2011, 9:57 pm
We need tolearn how to treat our animals better
 

Mike H. (229)
Friday August 12, 2011, 9:59 pm
It's not just China. Animal cruelty is worldwide. China has people who care about animals.
 

Dorothy P. (1)
Friday August 12, 2011, 11:02 pm
Pandas seem to get it easy when it comes to humane treatment. WSPA in my humble opinion is doing a great job making known to the world the plight of bears, who are used for medicinal purposes as reported in this story and as entertainment.
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:38 am
Signed.Thank you Jill.
 

. (0)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 2:15 am
Yes. Animals do commit suicide.

I often suspicion road kill is suicide.

I knew a lady who saw a little dog sitting in the middle of the road crying.

She took the dog home with her.

That was one happy little one!
 

brigitte l (13)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 2:55 am
so so sad:( But only now do people realise that animals have feelings too!
 

Bee S. (230)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 4:54 am
yeas, Very sad it is.
already signed, dear Simone
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 7:50 am
Sounds dreadful - such cruelty!
 

Alex Poh (2)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 8:17 am
Signed. The mother bear did the right thing. To kill her child better than let the child being unbearable torture for the entire life. I'm a chinese but i really hate on only those bunch of people from china for their inhumane act.
we can help by spreading the news to people we know. Can anyone tell me how shall i help?
 

Anne P. (251)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 8:45 am
Heartbreaking. Noted and signed. Thanks for posting, Simone.
 

desanka s. (394)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 10:26 am
One more act of unbelievable cruelty… humans have no compassion, no mercy… 3,485 signed. Thank you Simone.

 

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 10:48 am
Sadly noted and signed
 

. (0)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 11:00 am
Terribly sad. That mama bear did what she felt she needed to do. It's such a pity that humans feels free to do whatever they choose to animals. noted and signed
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 11:16 am
Disgusted,signed and shared!
 

holly masih (65)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:06 pm
I am trying to sign it ,but it won't let me.I don't know if it is my computer or the site.I will try again later.
 

Anagha Rajeev (56)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:23 pm
noted
 

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 4:27 am
noted and signed!!
 

Tarequl M. (170)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 11:13 pm
Signed!
 

. (0)
Monday August 15, 2011, 8:50 am
Signed and emailed to my Change.org friends.
 

wendy w. (47)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 7:34 am
Brought tears to my eyes. Gladly signed. People must be educated & move away from these old ways. Too much of it relies on animal torture or death for parts. Sad :( Thanx Simone
 

Simon Pearson (97)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 4:18 am
Thanks Simone. Signed with comment.

If there was any natural justice, then the people who use bile from bears should contract immediate terminal cancer.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 12:39 pm
o most noble bear you have shown the greatest compassion.
 

Susan S. (191)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 4:28 pm
This mother bear made a dramatic and brave sacrifice which is a strong message to everyone to stop bear bile farming. It is nothing but torture.
 

Ira M. (211)
Monday September 5, 2011, 1:53 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:37 am
Already signed Simone :-0 closed :0 Tnx
 
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