Philippa Beach wrote -
26.2 miles and 100s of chocolate bars (given up)....
From January 1st 2015, I am giving up chocolate until I run the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on April 26th 2015. This, for me, is a big deal. I may have run/walked a marathon before, I may have given up chocolate for a month. But 4 months of no chocolate whilst training for a marathon is a big feat for me. Last time I averaged 1500-2000* calories of choc a day. *Not including normal meals.
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More than 10,000 bears are kept on bile farms in China, and around 2,400 suffer the same fate in Vietnam. The bears are "milked" regularly for their bile, which is not only used in traditional medicine but also in many ordinary household products.
Bile is extracted using various painful, invasive techniques, all of which cause massive infection in the bears. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of a large number of effective and affordable herbal and synthetic alternatives.
Most farmed bears are kept in tiny cages. In China, the cages are sometimes so small that the bears are unable to turn around or stand on all fours. Some bears are caged as cubs and never released. Bears may be kept caged for up to 30 years. Most farmed bears are starved, dehydrated and suffer from multiple diseases and malignant tumours that ultimately kill them.