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End Bear Bile Farming - Help Us Help the Moon Bears!

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THE STORY:

The Moon Bears cannot do this on their own, they need our help. Please help end the cruelty! Our Goal - To End Bear Bile Farming. To date, 400 farmed bears have been received into our care! Please donate whatever you can to help Animals Asia end the horrific pain endured by Moon Bears, where bile is extracted regularly from their gall bladder 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. It is not only used in traditional medicine, but also in many ordinary household products. More than 10,000 bears are kept on bile farms in China, and official figures put the number suffering the same fate in Vietnam at about 1,200. Most farmed bears are kept permanently in cages, sometimes so small that they are unable to turn around or stand on all fours. Some bears are caged as cubs and never released, with many kept caged for up to 30 years. Most farmed bears are starved and dehydrated, and suffer from multiple diseases and malignant tumours that ultimately kill them. Demand for bear bile products comes mainly from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan. Bear bile products are also found in Australia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, the U.S.A. and Canada. Animals Asia operates bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam where bears are rehabilitated and cared for and where our bear teams gather vital evidence of the effects of bile extraction. Our world-class bear rescue centres in Chengdu, China and Tam Dao, Vietnam provide the bears with comfortable dens and semi-natural enclosures where they are able to recover in safety and spend the remaining years of their lives in the company of other bears. To date, 400 farmed bears have been received into our care.

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