Asian Black Bear

Bear-bile firm Fujian Guizhentang Pharmaceutical among IPO pullouts

A worker collects bile from a bear held in a cage at Guizhentang's farm in Huian, Fujian, yesterday. Photo: AFP

Fujian Guizhentang Pharmaceutical was among 269 companies to have pulled their applications this year, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said on its website on Friday, without giving reasons.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 3:51am

Mission to save moon bears

A group of Form Two students from HKMA David Li Kwok Po College are raising money for Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) to save moon bears in mainland farms.

AAF - a Hong Kong-based charity - is dedicated to ending cruelty and restoring respect for animals.

This year, the organisation hopes to rescue 500 moon bears from farms in China.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

channel hop

Given the number and severity of natural catastrophes in the past couple of years, one might expect disaster movies and TV series to be on the wane, superseded by real footage on the news and the myriad documentaries profiling 'super typhoons', 'mega earthquakes' or whatever other force of nature is in vogue in scaremongering circles that week.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Karen Mok battles for the bears

Human depravities are as varied as our imagination, but one that I find truly mind-boggling is bear bile 'farming', which, as you should know by now, is practised on an industrial scale on the mainland, in Vietnam and most probably in North Korea. And the worst is that it is legal.

I have never been ashamed of being Chinese or Asian, but on this one I am.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Polar bear plan for gall bladder market

Polar bear gall bladders will be promoted (inaccurate use of word -see correction) as an alternative to the illegal trade in parts ofillegal trade in parts of Asiatic black bears by the conservation agency, Traffic.

15 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Animal parts

A 47-year-old man was jailed for 15 months for trying to sell Asiatic black bear paws, giant salamanders and pangolin carcasses in his Mongkok shop.

15 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Will help re-locate bears

I WOULD like to correct the report regarding Mr Jimmy Lai's caged black bear which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on July 6.

I was reported as saying that if the bear was sent to a breeding centre it would be fed with Chinese medicine.

9 Jul 1993 - 12:00am