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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:30 PM

6 Bears Rescued from ILLEGAL Bile Farm (China)


http://www.care2.com/causes/6-bears-rescued-from-bile-farm.html


by Alicia Graef
January 17, 2013
11:30 am




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.

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Reply 6 Bears Rescued from ILLEGAL Bile Farm (China) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #1
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #2
DirkGently Jan 2013 #5
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #6
DirkGently Jan 2013 #11
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 #7
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #8
msanthrope Jan 2013 #9
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #10
progressoid Jan 2013 #3
DirkGently Jan 2013 #4

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:26 PM

1. excellent

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:35 PM

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?

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:43 PM

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.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:45 PM

6. Sweet. I think it is on Netflix. I'll have to check it out sometime. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:21 PM

11. It's totally on Netflix. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:23 PM

7. Didn't see Troll Hunter


It is there for those I have a history with.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:25 PM

8. Ah. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:28 PM

9. Troll-Hunter is pretty good. I enjoyed it. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:35 PM

10. Hm. I may have to check it out. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:38 PM

3. " Today in China there are a minimum of 10,000 in bear bile farms. "



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:39 PM

4. Good. That's such a sick practice (nt).

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