The Horror of Bear Bile Farms
Animals Asia Foundation are working to put an end to ‘Bear Bile Farms’ – centres where bile is extracted from the bears bellies for use in Asian medicine.
The bears are kept in cramped cages and are often hungry and thirsty and get little or no veterinary care. There are thought to be 15,000 moon bears in Vietnam and China having to suffer the indignity and pain of rusting catheters, metal jackets with neck spikes and dirty medicinal pumps.
Animals Asia are working hard to eradicate this horrific practice through a variety of strategies. You can read more about their work and how you can get involved by visiting their website here.