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Oliver, The Broken Bear

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Extremely sad video of a bear that was finally rescued from a bile farm in China who had spent 30 YEARS in never-ending pain and torture, forced to live in a tiny cage, wear a spiked metal jacket, and have bile extractions daily from an open wound. .

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Kenneth L (314)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:16 am
A testament to human inhumanity to an animal. How could any normal human being do this? Rage and tears.

Oliver was finally rescued from a bear bile farm in Shandong province, China.

The entire account in detail of his shocking condition and ultimate rescue (caution: some not nice pictures, is found here:

Kenneth L (314)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:18 am
Three petition links to help end bear bile farming:

Kenneth L (314)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:22 am
"Oliver the brown bear have a stunted body, arthritis and mobility problems. His stiff old limbs can never extend normally like a healthy bear. He has compressed lungs from wearing a full metal jacket so tightly around his chest for decades on the farm, and an enlarged heart as a result of it working harder throughout these years. His teeth are broken , and an eye with lens luxation which made him blind and causing him pain, so it had to be removed by surgery.

When Animal Asia rescued him they were very concerned about the state of him. His long, misshapen body was flat to the bottom of his cage and his barely open eyes showed nothing but pain and despair. This old, old bear had simply given up. After 30 years trapped in a tiny cage, as his bile and his life were systematically drained from his body, his rescue was also dramatic for him. Mid-way through a four-day journey back to the sanctuary in Chengdu, he underwent life-saving surgery to remove his gall bladder on the back of a truck, parked in a hospital car-park, amid freezing temperatures and driving rain.

When Oliverís gall bladder was revealed to the vets they were shocked by its condition. Thickened walls, inflamed tissue and a fully intact, double metal ring completely enveloped in the tissue that had grown around it over the years. Jill Robinson, (MBE, Dr med vet hc, founder and CEO of Animals Asia ) who has witnessed hundreds of bears undergo the same surgery and seen all types of horrific objects used to secure the illegal catheters, was shocked by this latest find: ďThis is an instrument of torture showing just why this poor bear had been in so much painĒ. She snipped away at the tissue to eventually reveal the large, spiral metal disc with a wire hook, previously seen protruding from Oliverís stomach, attached. The rescue team believes that before they reached the farm, the owners had ripped out the catheters on the bears, causing terrible pain.

(see link in first post for pic of these metal jackets!)

These jackets are designed to restrain the bears, with sharp metal spikes poking into their necks to stop them bending their heads, and straps and strips of metal restricting their limb movements. They also have a permanent catheter running from the bearís abdomen to a pouch under the jacket to make bile removal easy for the farmer. To attach a permanent catheter to the bearís gall bladder, metal pins, hooks, disks and all makeshift devices are crudely inserted right into the gall bladder to hold the catheter in place. This is almost always done by unqualified people in conditions ripe for infection. This crude and dangerous practice resulted in emergency surgery for Oliver, one of the brown bears rescued on 19 April, in the back of the rescue truck as the catheter had simply been ripped from his stomach, setting off a near-lethal infection. His gall bladder was removed, revealing a double metal ring with hook attached completely embedded in the organís tissue"

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:25 am
yes, his forgiveness does inspire me. after living a lifetime of pain & torture Oliver deserves so much better, we owe it to him. what a touching video. thanks for posting, noted.

SANDRA R (144)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:48 am
Noted with hope and shared. Thank you Kenneth.

jeanne schreurs (205)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:59 am
Thanks Kenneth.
It's very sad that there are people who don't respect live.

Alicia V (181)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:02 am
Thanks Kenneth. Beautiful animals being abused. Shame on bad people.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:05 am
An animal with a broken spirit and soul. How sad. Thanks Kenneth.

Laurie H (817)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:09 am
So Many Thanks Kenneth for this posting.I too, will NEVER understand the Evil and Stupidity, some so called "Human Beings," display. This video was so heart wrenching, my heart goes out to him & for all those who are still suffering!!~

Monica T (278)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:13 am
Beautiful video...

Noted, and all petitions signed. Thanks, Kenneth

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:15 am
It's really so sad that Oliver lived for 30 years in such pain and hell. It's inexcusable. I have faith in the young Chinese generation and Chinese celebs who keep fighting against the Bear bile industry and other animal causes too. I look forward to the day when bear bile will be no more. Petitions signed--thx Kenneth

Dawn M (142)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:28 am
Noted, Thank you!

Sandi C (98)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:29 am
sadly noted

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:46 am
Noted, still bawling my eyes out...thanks Kenneth, needed a good cry anyways ...

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:47 am
oh...petitions signed too....

Elizabeth Stuef (8)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:53 am
People who run bear bile farms will not be getting off "the wheel" this time around. One of the Buddhist vows is to save all sentient beings no matter how innumerable. Oliver after 30 years has been saved from this awful life. A blessing on his rescuers.

Julie D (201)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:12 pm
Dear God, I m just in tears to think that any creature should have been so abused and tortured. Thank you so much to the people who accomplished his rescue and who have tried their best to address the medical problems this poor guy has. You are all angels! He may not have a long time left to live but at least the time he does have will be much happier and less painful. It makes me so angry that these crimes are committed for any reason and especially to fulfil superstitious nonsense. The horrors that go on in our world grieve my heart and very soul terribly.

Christeen A (368)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:27 pm
I can't stop crying. I am so terribly happy that he was rescued. Kudos to all who helped with this effort. We must continue to work together to get this stopped. Thank you.

Jason Green (235)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:34 pm
Thank You Kenneth. All petitions gladly signed I hope they make a positive difference!

Roxie H (350)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:40 pm
Kenneth, to add to your article. Wisconsin and some of the other States in the USA that have Bear Hunting... please listen to this. There is many times when pregnant sows are taken in the slaughters, and before they are "killed" they babies are cut out of the mothers and pulled aside, also the cubs that are already born and along side the mother bears, are illegally "not claimed" and then shipped out as "agriculture export" from Wisconsin. It is part of the National Fur Traders Association. Its the largest auction warehouse in the world and it is run out of WISCONSIN, even the DNR website has it listed on it. On the Wisconsin Farm Export reports... Wisconsin has been tripling its supplies in the past 3 years under furs' animal parts, live animal, and OTHER" supplies... most goes to Asian markets. Wisconsin is the WORLDS LARGEST SUPPLIER OF BEAR BILE BEARS!!! we have just added 9000 bears to be "harvested" this year and we only have 18,000 bears ...tell me Governor Walker isn't making some money from the Asians for this...please help

Jill V (416)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:41 pm
I just cant imagine the hell that must have been, im certain that i would not have survived that....its despicable that anyone could subject another being to such horrific misery....thirty long years.

Pat B (356)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:04 pm
How very, very sad for Oliver, his 30 years imprisonment, and the other bears still in torment on these bile farms.!! This breaks my heart. Thank you, Kenneth for this video, and the petitions also. Signed 2, and emailed my comments to the last one...Hope that it works.!!!

Kenneth L (314)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:40 pm
How ironic (and hell on earth) that they had to remove his gall bladder which finally ended any and all reason for torturing him for 30 years.

@Roxy, didn't know that. Though I thought most bears in China (and Vietnam) used on bile farms were Asiatic black bears ('moon bears'', not N. American black bears. But I wouldn't doubt ANY heinous thing regarding hunters, trappers, fur farmers, and bile farmers whatsoever.

Paula Carew (2)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:09 pm
Why can't we do the same to these monsters if they can inflict such pain and suffering for a whole life or for half a second they should be subject to the same That is what the bible tells us.
These people should be made examples of. Thank God there are people like Kenneth who show the rest of the ignorant world what is going on in these asian and other countries.I support you Kenneth one billion percent.

Pia M (88)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:13 pm
Thanks for the post, Kenneth. In addition to signing the petitions, please check the website of Animals Asia Foundation and support their work, if you can afford. Donate, shop online (for yourself or for the rescued bears) or adopt a bear... Roxy, the information about bear parts trade in Wisconsin is very disturbing - do you think you could get some local newspaper to investigate it? Or get some large animal welfare organizations interested in the issue?

Ilona V (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:21 pm
Noted with tears.
All petitions signed.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:30 pm
Thank you for the post Kenneth but, I can not watch the video, its to much, I would spend the whole day crying.

Constance F (418)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:34 pm
thank you for posting Kenneth. all petitions signed previously, but it's going to take a lot more than that. What ? ! I don't know anymore, but then I am losing my mind a little now after looking at this and reading Roxy's comment.

Julia R (296)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:52 pm
Signed all petitions against this unimaginable torture! The inhumanity of these people is shocking and karma will catch up with them and they will certainly suffer in the after life! This is a crime and a sin of great magnitude. This crime of terrible cruelty to an animal should be punished severely in these Asian countries where it tragically is still going on! It is hard to believe that people can be so lacking in empathy. Any time people cause such suffering to animals, they have lost the best and most noble part of themselves- their heart and their souls! Instead of leaving behind a legacy of goodness and kindness, they are choosing to leave behind a legacy of pain and torment to their fellow brethren and other sentient beings on this earth- how tragic!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:12 pm
Farming bear bile must become illegal, there is no reason for this, one can find some herbal equivalent to this practice. It is very sad and tragic for the bears involved and it is good that Oliver is seen free from where he was in this video. Animals Asia does wonderful work.

Lynn Geth (185)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:18 pm
After watching the video, I'm typing with tears in my eyes. How these sub-human people could treat this beautiful bear and others like him so cruelly, is unconscionable. Heinous acts such as this should be perpetrated on the same people who inflict it! Oliver is a sweet bear with a fighting spirit and a forgiving heart.

Roxy, it hurts my heart to hear that this same abuse is happening in the USA, all in the name of greed.

Thanks so much Kenneth, for posting this much needed message so that more people will understand what these animals are enduring. Petitions signed and shared.

MARINA M (125)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:34 pm
I am so very sad for All the Pain, Suffering and Torture poor Oliver has had to endure over his long 30 years imprisoned in that tiny cage! Words cannot express how hurt I feel for this poor, innocent and defenceless little soul! I am so glad that he is finally free of this torment and can enjoy the freedom that it is so long overdue in his precious life! I will never understand the cruelty of some members of the human race!! Thank you Kenneth for posting - All Petitions have been signed!! Thank you x

SusanAWAY A (219)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:12 pm
I am so sad. All petitions have been signed and shared. Article/video noted and shared.

Cyrille D (137)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:31 pm
This video brought me to tears. I am so very sorry to Oliver and all the bears who are still held captive and tortured in such atrocious ways. How can anyone do such a thing to another creature ? It's senseless and humanless for sure. No words can describe my despair.

. (7)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:09 pm
The tears are still flowing, what this poor bear went thru, as well as others are now going thru is horrendous, and for no reason, just superstitions. Sorry but Karma is not going to cut it, these people should be lynched! I hope with his proper medical care he lives a lot longer since his lifespan is already up.
Sorry Kenneth I need a live link to sign, can't cut and paste. Thanks for the article and sweet video.

Tatiana T (92)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:15 pm
And yet, this sweet boy is as noble and pure as an untouched baby can be! Iīm in tears! We MUST do anything we possibly can to help animlas to be free from all the suffering humans are constantly forcing on them. Animals forgive the unforgivable... isnīt that the most inspiring thing ever?
Thanks Kenneth for the story. Noted and all petitions signed.

Alice C (1797)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:16 pm
May he live the rest of his life happy and healthy

Kenneth L (314)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:23 pm
Yes Tatiana, and you can see all he wanted to do is to breathe and smell a little of the outside natural air, walk on the ground, on the grass, in the sun, play in a little bit of water, taste this and that, that's all! So little and such simple things. What a crime some humans commit..

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:54 pm
Noted, petitions signed, shared! Thank you Kenneth.

cynthia l (207)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:24 pm
I am still sobbing. Beautiful video but so sad for what was done to Oliver. May he be blessed with Love, comfort and Peace. Humans are vile creatures to commit these atrocities. the plague of this planet.

Shawna S (45)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:38 pm
unable to comment at this time.

Iona Kentwell (129)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:34 pm
I cannot comprehend this torture. How can anyone be a part of this? The Bear bile industry is one of the things I find hardest to look at. I've read about it over the years, but I can't bring myself to watch the vision. I signed the petitions of course. Thanks Kenneth, green star for you!

Fran F (118)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:03 pm
The torture of poor Oliver and other bears on bile farms is heartbreaking. But as noted in the video, he is psychologically strong, and I hope he has a life of peace and happiness at the Animals Asia sanctuary. Signed the first two petitions, and will email comments to the third as I'm not on Facebook. Thank you very much, Kenneth, and thanks to Roxie for the background on Wisconsin's role in the vile exploitation of bears.

Iveta cer (41)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:09 pm
Sad story , poor Oliver I am glad he was rescued , thanks

Liliana D (125)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:14 pm
all done, thanks Kenneth

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:17 pm
Thank you for bringing attention to the lives of the Moon Bears Kenneth. Petitions signed. Man is the most dangerous and evil of all the animals. I just shared the most beautiful German Shepherd that some monster took a machete to her face. This is the rescue that took her in if anybody can help.

Kelly Rogers (303)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:38 am
I thought what a fitting end to the video. It brought smiles to my face and tears to my heart thinking of the others in the position he was once in. There is a glimmer of hope though. I did a story on a huge drug store that is refusing to carry Bear Bile from now on. I agree with Kathy Chadwell.

P A (117)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:02 am
Sobbing with utter misery on seeing video - and even more on reading text - how on earth someone claiming to be a 'human being' could torture any form of life like that for one second is beyond me - never mind for thirty hellish years!!! I apologise for this, but I hope and pray that God sends those sadists to Hell forever (in the fullness of time)!

Spent ten minutes searching Animals Asia site for petitions and didn't find any no matter how I looked - and I just can't afford to donate much though I would love to. Signed three others on GoPetition though couldn't manage the Facebook one - sorry.

God bless dear Oliver the Broken Bear - and infinite blessings on those who worked so amazingly hard on rescuing him and operating on him to remove the torture devices. God send they manage to save more and outlaw 'bile farming' - I think it should have a more realistic name, like 'bile torturing'. Roxy's post is most worrying and disturbing - is there anything we can do Kenneth? Please email me if there is.


Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:21 am
Oliver looks comfortable but not to happy. I want all bile, baiting, and circus bears to be free. My favorite bear Is Katya the Russian circus bear who lives in a tiny cage in a bus. I want all the poor bears to have nice sanctuaries like Oliver.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:33 am

Andrea Nemec (213)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:18 am
Noted and all 3 petitions signed! Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:33 am
Signed, thanks Kenneth

Dwain La'Brooy (331)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:23 am
Signed above petitions. Thanks for sharing Kenneth!

Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:09 am
I have no words....heartbreaking.

Annalisa Parrini (16)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:22 am
Kenneth thanks for talking about this subject, it is never enough, and it is always good to remember that. why did they do this to the bears? Because the man is cruel, because it is ignorant and live in the legends of days gone by? I can not find any explanation in front of such cruelty. But my thought is that man enjoy seeing the suffering in the eyes of those who can not speak, defend, help! And mind I watch the video and write I cry and not ashamed to say it. I mirror into the eyes of these unfortunate and suffer with them. Noted

Kenneth L (314)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:33 am
Thanks Annalisa. GRAZIE.

Here is your link you sent me about your NEAVS story on bear bile farming, and I hope everyone will send an email to China at the address they provide:

Annalisa Parrini (16)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:37 am
For those who want a few days ago I posted a petition against the removal of bile from bears Contact U.S. Ambassador Cui Tiankai at the Chinese Embassy. Thank him for the work of the people of China to end bear farming in Their country and ask him for His strong support of These efforts. link is : =Bear Bile Farming and Eastern Medicine
Thank you

Lindsey O (19)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:04 am
This is one of the cruelest practices imaginable since it involves lifelong torture and deprivation for the animal. And I can't imagine what mental scars this bear has to live with now - I'd prefer that he be euthanized for humane reasons. Horrific.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:12 am
Noted! Thank God this beautiful animal was finally rescued from the horrible life he had. Now he can go on and live out the rest of his of life in peace, joy and love!

Alan Haas (62)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:22 am
Great story. I don't know how these animals survive that kind of life. There are still a lot more to save.

. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:33 am
signed all petitions except the facebook one, this is an awful thing to do to any living creature and must be banned worldwide.

End CrueltyDeb W (154)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:17 pm
Disgusting and horrific .... The Chinese pervert intelligence to be selfish and cruel!

Andras C (16)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:30 pm
This kind of cruelty should have consequences. If not the practice will just continue.

Roxie H (350)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:35 pm
people want links? ok we got links... be prepared for links many many links!
NAFA!!!!!!!!!!¬ EVIL!!!¬ FROM WISCONSIN!!!!!

About NAFA

North American Fur Auctions’ principal business is the sale of raw fur pelts. The pelts are received on consignment from producers of ranched-raised furs and harvesters of wild furs. The fur pelts are sold to fur garment manufacturers and fur pelt dealers worldwide. The Company is the largest fur auction house in North America, and the third largest fur auction in the world

Fur consignments are sorted by the company according to type, size, shade, color and quality, and offered for sale at auction or by private treaty. Auctions are conducted several times each year in Toronto, Canada.

Attendance at auctions is international, with representation from the world’s major fur markets, which includes China and Korea in the Far East; Russia and Eastern Europe; the Western European centres of Greece, Italy, Germany and the UK; and the North American markets of New York, Montreal and Toronto. Customer support is drawn from the fur manufacturing and merchandising communities, who may be represented by brokers or agents. All buyers must be credit approved prior to participating in an auction. A buyer fee is charged on each auction purchase to cover the grading, cataloguing and auction services provided by NAFA, which include: auction catalogues; porter services; meals (breakfast and lunch); wireless internet access; telephone and fax services.

The company currently handles approximately 3.2 million North American Ranch Mink; and close to four million European Ranch Mink; North American Ranch Fox‚ÄČand all varieties of Canadian and American Wild Fur including Beaver, Raccoon, Sable, Muskrat, Wild Mink, Lynx, Lynx Cat Otter, Red Fox, and Coyote.

NAFA sells its fur pelts under the NAFA quality brand label and conducts a significant international advertising and promotion program for its NAFA brand in partnership with its customers and world renowned fashion designers.

NAFA’s corporate head office and auction facility is located in Toronto, Ontario with a satellite office in Winnipeg, Manitoba. NAFA’s U.S. head office, grading facility and pelt processing operation is located in Stoughton, Wisconsin. NAFA also has a state-of-the art grading facility in Poland and a European mink representative office in Holland.

NAFA February 2013 Fur Auction Results

NAFA February 2013 Fur Auction Results

February 25, 2013

Here’s NAFA’s report on their February fur auction.

Record Attendance Creates Record Prices


February 22, 2013

NAFA, nor any other auction house in North America, has ever seen a buyer attendance for a fur sale such as we saw here in Toronto this week. Registration for NAFA’s 2013 winter sale was over 700 buyers, with 470 from Hong Kong/China, more than 100 from Russia and Greece and 50 Koreans.   This, combined with buyers attending the sale from Turkey, Eastern Europe, North America and other European countries, meant our auction room was full to bursting each selling day.

Throughout the wild fur sale, Hong Kong/China was exceptionally active, but in many articles, we also enjoyed strong support from Russia and Greece.¬ In the exclusive fashion category, we still saw excellent buying from the top fashion houses in Europe and North America.

NAFA’s wild fur promotion has been an important factor in increasing China’s buying of wild fur. It was only a few years ago that China showed very limited interest in wild fur. Today, with the huge amount that NAFA has now cumulatively invested in wild fur promotion, this has all completely changed. We have to recognize that fur is in fashion in China, where up until now, ranch raised mink was their number one article. Without NAFA’s wild fur promotional programs, it would not have been possible to sell articles like Fisher, Sable and most of the Raccoon into this important market at these levels. Coupled with the coldest winter in 28 years in China, this has created an unbelievably strong fur market.

In all of the long haired articles throughout our wild fur sale, the trimming trade was very active.¬ This reflects the popularity of fur trim on all types of outerwear.

New highs were achieved for Fisher, which saw the traditional buyers having to compete with Chinese retail manufacturers for the first time.¬ Prices increased 50% to 70% over February 2012 levels.¬ The average price was $156.67 with the Top Lot sold for $350.00

Close to 100,000 Can/Am Sables also saw an incredible price increase over last February of 55% to 60%.¬ Again, the traditional buying markets of Russia and Greece had to compete with Hong Kong/China, which dominated this sale.¬ However, Russia and Greece still took their fair share of all of the goods offered.¬ The average price was $144.29 with the Top Lot sold for $650.00.

Over 400,000 Raccoon sold 100% at an overall average of $31.20, compared to $16.90 last year, an increase of over 80%. However, the heavier, better sections quite often saw price increases of 100%. The influence from the trimming trade was felt throughout the Raccoon sale as they took the lion’s share of the goods

Here again, China dominated, with good support from Russia and Greece. This was not only a truly unbelievable accomplishment, but long overdue for this important article.¬ The Top Lot was sold for $240.00

Muskrats advanced 10% over our very strong sale last February, with an average of $11.51.¬ Again, China dominated in this important article.¬ The Top Lot was sold for $54.00.

160,000 Beavers sold 100% at an Eastern average of $37.73 and a Western Average of $31.03. Price averages declined 18% overall from last year’s February very high Beaver sale. This result is somewhat better than expected and reflects the ongoing dressing problems for this article. Again, China dominated. The Top Lot was sold for $400.00.

Otters had a very strong sale, advancing over last year’s already high levels. Again, China dominated, with good support from Greece and Russia. Better quality Otters are now being sheared and used for men’s coats. The average price was $112.58 with the Top Lot sold for $260.00.

Lynx sold under very strong competition with Russia, Greece and China all in the mix to buy. This resulted in a 40% increase over last February.¬ Nearly all of the Lynx will be used for trimming.¬ The average price was $194.44 with the Top Lot sold for $525.00.

Lynx Cats produced new highs, with all major markets competing for this beautiful article, which is mostly used in the big sizes for trimming and the smaller sizes for garments.¬ Greece and Russia dominated with good support from China.¬ The average price for Westerns was $589.08 with the Top Lot sold for $3,000.00.

Coyotes sold exceptionally well with Italy, Canada and China competing aggressively for all sections.¬ Premiums were paid throughout for heavier, better quality Westerns, which averaged $93.98 with the Top Lot sold for $1,400.00.

Red Foxes sold under strong competition with premiums paid for heavier goods, better colours.¬ Again, China dominated with good support from Europe and Russia.¬ The average price was $65.78¬ with the Top Lot sold for $340.00

The sale concluded today with Grey Foxes, which sold 100% under good competition at advancing prices, primarily to the trim trade.¬ Again, China dominated.¬ The average price was $45.91¬ with the Top Lot sold for $68.00.

The combination of the record attendance of buyers from all major markets, the fact that fur is fashion, especially in China and Russia, and the long cold winter in China, came together to generate the ‚Äúerfect storm‚ÄĚ for our producers.

The sale will conclude tomorrow with miscellaneous and taxidermy articles.

Roxie H (350)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:39 pm
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Buckhorn Fur Center

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Roxie H (350)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:46 pm
now, in case you fail to notice. I dont comment on ANYTHING without knowing what i am talking about, and having the stuff to back it up. if you need more links to add to these. I can lead you directly to the organizations. Now i have some Idle no more business to finish tonight, good night

Kenneth L (314)
Monday August 19, 2013, 2:07 am
Dear Roxy. All this thread is about is bears and bear bile, which is all I asked for. Not the fur industry. Don't aim your anger at me lady. .


Carlene V (202)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:59 am
Thank you Kenneth. I've signed petitions before and will continue to sign until this horrific abuse of bears stops. It is nice to see that China actually has a sanctuary too. It appears they are changing their attitudes in China and I wish it would happen faster than it is.

Roxie H (350)
Monday August 19, 2013, 9:07 am
not mad, the bear bile industry is part of the fur industry, and the Asian markets are getting the bears from the fur trade. simple fact. to stop the market must stop the fur trade. its not easy to do. every petition to get the trapping stopped, sign. every petition to stop the fur trade, sign. every petition to save the fur bearers, sign. They are taking baby bears illegally and shipping them out of the country, poachers are nothing more then bottom of the belly of pond scum to me.

tracey p (81)
Monday August 19, 2013, 9:19 am
This video of Oliver will stay with me always. This is a life spent being held captive and tortured for year after seemingly endless year. That people believe they have the right to take these animals and abuse them for nonsensical, fake 'medicines' is something I can never understand. The beauty of these bears, their right to live and roam and live their proper lives as bears is surely what is important. Greed and superstitious nonsense is destroying the lives of these animals. The planet's wildlife should be a concern to all of us, and I hope we are able to make more people aware of this hell that is visited upon these bears, and that we can somehow put a stop to it.
I am deeply grateful that wonderful, special, gentle, handsome Oliver has been able to experience some life without fear or exploitation.

Michael M (60)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 3:35 pm
Undated wisconsin news on illegal import of Chinese bear bile by Pewaukee woman:

Unfortunately the article mentions the pretended uses of this; it also points out that most bears cruelly kept for bile extraction only live a couple years.

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 3:29 am
Thanks Kenneth, this is truly sad how he lived for so long, glad Oliver finally got rescued, and the bile farms need to be stopped.

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:00 am
30 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????? Talk about cruelty beyond words!!!!!! How can any human do this?
All petitions signed, of course!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Kenneth for this great post!!!

Bianca D (87)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 9:22 am
Humans can be such noble creatures... and such bloody barbarians.
Thank you Kenneth for posting this.

Briony C (41)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 1:54 am
A zillion curses on this vile bile bear industry! It must be the worst animal cruelty ever invented! I sign bile bear petitions where I find them.

I reckon Oliver is a miracle bear. By the sound of it, that surgery was amazing and Oliver is so lucky to still be here, and enjoy a life of peace.


Briony C (41)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 12:58 am
I don't think I like the moniker "Oliver the Broken Bear." "Oliver the Miracle Bear" sounds better. It is almost unbelievable that Oliver got through 30 years of that and was still alive at all. He probably didn't know what hit him when he was rescued. I am so happy that he is now living a life (almost) that a bear should. I wonder how he's doing these days?

But although there are signs the tide is turning against the industry, there are stil thousands of bears like Oliver still trapped in these farms. Twenty Chinese provinces have abolished them, but there are still eleven that haven't. And there must be illegal farms persisting those 20 provinces too. The industry has collapsed in South Korea, simply because it became uneconomic. Unfortunately it persists in Vietnam although it is now illegal there. And I think it is showing up in Laos as well. So we must continue the fight and the petitions to stop the industry and rescue more Olivers.
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