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Illegal Bear Bile Trade Rampant in Asia

World  (tags: studies, illegal bear bile trade, thriving, poachers, tragedy, asia )

- 2899 days ago -
Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has found.


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Esther Z (94)
Friday May 13, 2011, 9:51 am
Noted. What an extreme and cruel practice!

Past Member (0)
Friday May 13, 2011, 6:19 pm
When will all this stop? They are so cruel with bears. It's unbelievable.

Monica D (580)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 1:11 am
Very sad. I have donated to WSPA in the pst to help stop this. What will it take to stop the cruelty, I wonder.

Kenneth L (314)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 7:13 am
Gotta stop!

Carol Reins (99)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 1:05 pm
Bear bile and gallbladders have no medicinal values whatsoever...what is it going to take to make Asian countries realise this?

Carol C (97)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 3:29 pm
It's so sad that they still continue to do this!

Lisa N (204)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 4:03 pm
The practice of bear biling has got to be one of the most cruel & torturous I know. These lovely bears are kept in such small cages for years on end. All the while with catheters stuck in their abdomens to drain the bile. Alot of the time these catheters are contaminated causing the bears infection. So then they pump them with antibiotics as well as drugging them all along to keep them in a sedated state. I just cannot fathom that humans could be so callous, cruel & uncaring for these bears. They are so nice natured & playful by heart. To know that they will never have the freedom to roam & just be bears to feel the sun on their backs!! All for the most inane of reasons like the bile has medicinal properties. It absolutely breaks my hart that as I am writing this comment so many of these bears are suffering terribly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have signed many petitions and joined a couple of groups to learn more about what I can do to help end this atrocity.

janet f (29)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 4:39 pm
This isn't even news. The chinese will stop at nothing when it comes to animal abuse/torture/killing to fuel their inane need for animal parts for useless traditional medicines. The whole country is mentally deficient. These concoctions never made anyone's dick harder or stopped any illness. They live in the dark ages and all the world's animals are paying for it with their lives.

Susan S (187)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 6:29 pm
It is so sad that it continues. We can't give up hope for these bears and have to keep advocating for their release. I have heard that South Korea is considering stopping the bear bile practice. I hope that it is true.

Olive Tassell (7)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 8:06 pm
With all the talk of China's abuse of rights, the bear is being totally abused for bile medications that have little to no proof they work to begin with. It is a horrible tradition that must stop and affecting bear populations across the globe

Cindy Black (61)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 11:19 pm
The Chinese culture is very schizophrenic. China turns out brilliant mathematicians, scientists and computer guys, and their work ethic is second to none... but so very many of them have no soul, no tenderness, little sense of the needs of living creatures, whether they be humans or animals. I have come to regard the Chinese as more "mechanical" than "human." And the idiocy of those "folk medicines!" What a joke! Have they truly never noticed that these animal parts just DON'T give them a bigger penis or more bravery or greater intelligence...! Their stupidity is exceeded only by their abject cruelty, and the torture and "milking" of these poor, poor bears attests to that fact like nothing else.

As I've said many times before, BOYCOTT ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING MADE IN CHINA! Our government won't/can't do anything against China because "they are our bankers." But WE THE PEOPLE sure can. Boycott them! Especially any foodstuffs.

Justin R (0)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 11:27 pm
Several months ago it was reported on our Care 2 site that some of these bastard firms wanted go on the stock market with bear pile products.

Can anyone shed some light on this? Are there any Chinese activists who could find out?

I agree, our leaders are kissing the dirty butts of the Chinese government in hope that a little tingle will come into our sagging economy - they are just too blind to see th at they are barking up the wrong tree.


Ellen m (215)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 12:49 am
Bear bile, shark fins, gorilla parts etc.
What a cruel and ignorent species we are!

Gina M (0)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 4:31 am
Is this something new, or surprising? Most of us have known about this for years, and nothing has been done!!! Animal cruelty and torture is rampant in China, and some other Asians countries, of this world . "BOYCUT", is the only way to stop every label on every product before buying ... if made in China or other Asian country put it back on the shelf! When the stores realize that certain products do not sell, they will stop carrying them! " Cheaper ", never means better!!!!!

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 4:40 am
WOW, how cruel is that!!!!!!!!

Many Feathers (123)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 7:01 am
incredible cruelty...

leanne Torio (244)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 7:36 am
I hope the people that ingest that diseased bile die a slow and painful death!

William Y (54)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 10:26 am
When are people going to get out of the dark ages?

Irene Ling (23)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 10:32 am
China is like a hell for all animals.

Stefano Vescovini (0)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 2:35 pm

Judy Cook (0)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 3:45 pm
This is sadistic, disgusting and such a cruel, cruel practice. What is wrong with these people ? I hope they remember the word KARMA !!! They will suffer themselves at sometime in their life !!

JoAnn Gerfen (0)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 10:51 pm
Animals Asia and other groups are doing their best to save a few of the thousands of bears interred in rusty crates in filthy darkness. I only hope there is a judgment day for the miserable asians who practice horrific treatment of animals==i.e.-boiling dogs alive,. skinning cats for fur while many are alive. How can an "enlightened society" be so completely ignorant and heartless. I can only say to everyone who wrote on this blog with caring words_GOD BLESS!

Sharifah K (0)
Monday May 16, 2011, 12:37 am
Such a cruel thing to do!

Vera T (2)
Monday May 16, 2011, 10:14 am
I wish someone would spread a rumour that those who use bear bile will suffer a painful death. I sometimes wish there were no bears in this world as they suffer so hideously in Asia. I'm afraid China and other countries in Asia have blotted their copy book as far as cruelty and ignorance is concerned, and they are to blame for the near demise of the rhino and of course still hunger for ivory and eat everything that walks crawls and flies on the planet- what does one do ? why don't governments intervene ? well they probably think like many people in this world that 'they're only animals'.

Alejandra Vega (139)
Tuesday May 17, 2011, 5:50 pm
A completelly sadistic practice that need to be banned, and people need to be educated to respect all species' rights!

Cindy C (125)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 3:32 am
This is sick and evil and it has to stop NOW grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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