Extracting bile from the gall bladders of Asiatic black bears for use in traditional Chinese medicine is not a pretty sight, nor is it a pleasant experience for the creatures.Thursday, 1 March, 2012, 12:00am
Long-term solution to bile farms
I feel sorry for those poor animals suffering in unsupervised bear bile farms.
A lot of these farms perform inhumane procedures in order to obtain more bile for profits. Such procedures endanger the bears' lives.
I think we need to aim for long- and short-term solutions.29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Let's be honest and admit that we Chinese do not have a good reputation among people of the world in terms of our treatment of animals. There is a joke about the Cantonese that they are entrepreneurial people capable of excelling in many professions - but not zookeeper.23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
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Eight of 28 bears rescued last month from a bile farm in Sichuan had cancer and were dead within a week of being moved, a sign the animals had been tortured and that their bile could be dangerous to consumers, an animal welfare group says.8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
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
Q What do you think of the redevelopment plan for Peel and Graham streets?
The proposed redevelopment of the Graham and Peel streets area is cultural vandalism, and also shows yet again the cynical shabbiness with which the government treats us, the citizens.3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Two Chinese characters tattooed on animal activist Jill Robinson's back are a symbol of her commitment to closing the mainland's infamous moon bear bile farms.9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Beijing police have raided a hotel and rescued three black bears which were kept in cages to extract bile for sale, official media reported yesterday.17 Aug 2000 - 12:00am
THE illegal sale of bear products is still widespread despite tighter regulations covering the trade, according to a survey by two animal rights groups.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and EarthCare sent a researcher to 50 Chinese medicine shops across the territory for the survey.19 Sep 1994 - 12:00am