Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:30 PM
Omaha Steve (60,305 posts)
6 Bears Rescued from ILLEGAL Bile Farm (China)
by Alicia Graef
January 17, 2013
Animals Asia received six bears last week after the Sichuan Forestry Department removed them from an illegal farm in China where their bile was being harvested.
The bears were reportedly in rough shape and understandably grumpy when they were taken in by their rescuers. Some had facial injuries from banging their heads on the bars of their cages, another was starving with bile leakage, while yet another will require major abdominal surgery.
“If you’ve seen the paws of the bears it’s obvious they haven’t stood on solid ground for years,” said Jill Robinson, CEO and Founder of Animals Asia.
Fortunately for these six bears, they will be treated for injuries and illnesses and have a chance to live free from the tiny cages that had confined them, but their rescue has once again brought to light the suffering of bears who are still being kept on bile farms and regularly “milked” with catheters or by a technique known as “free-dripping,” which involves creating an open hole in their abdomens through which bile drips out.
FULL story at link.
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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:35 PM
ZombieHorde (28,407 posts)
2. Bear-bile-farm pics are hard for me to look at.
Side note: Is Troll Hunter any good, or is it just a joke for DU? Both?
Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #2)
Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:43 PM
DirkGently (11,687 posts)
5. I really liked Troll Hunter.
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If the conceit isn't too ridiculous for you (Norwegian government employs experts to quietly keep the population of real, Fairy-Tale style trolls in check) it's a lot of fun. Well-shot, plenty amusing, beautiful Norwegian countryside. Decent special effects, too -- no groan-inducing CGI that I could see. One of the best "creature" movies I've ever seen, really.