A moon bear is rescued from a farm in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Photo: AFP

The irony of China's vile bear-bile trade: it does more harm than good

Defenders of extracting bear bile say it is good for people, but, cruelty aside, the infections the animals suffer and the unhygienic extraction process means the bile is mixed with all sorts of bacteria that can make you ill, writes Cecilie Gamst Berg

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A moon bear is rescued from a farm in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Photo: AFP
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