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China Can No Longer Bear The Bile Industry

(ACTIVISM) CHINA — Animal rights activists in China have recently banned together to stop local company Guizhentang Pharmaceutical from making their stock public. The company is China’s principal source of bear bile, an ingredient in a variety of elixirs thought to cure everything from gallstones to hangovers. Supporters of animal rights are justifiably outraged over the treatment of the bears, and quality the animals’ living conditions. Many citizens already believe the bile infused elixirs to be hokey, however the Chinese government shows no signs of quitting the inhuman process of bile extraction. Continue reading below, to find out the horrible details of bear bile extraction and what activists in China are doing to stop this terrible practice. — Global Animal
Bears suffer horrible conditions, while at the mercy of China's alternative medice industry. Photo Credit: Mu Chen

Bears suffer horrible conditions, while at the mercy of China’s alternative medice industry. Photo Credit: Mu Chen

 New York Times, Andrew Jacobs

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/world/asia/chinese-bear-bile-farming-draws-charges-of-cruelty.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp

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  1. Avatar of LPC
    LPC May 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    I’m so glad that there are some caring people in China, who want to get this vile practice stopped. It is also good news that there appears to be enough freedom of speech to criticise this practice openly within the country.