A captive Asian black bear pictured at a bile farm in Vietnam. Photo: AFP A captive Asian black bear pictured at a bile farm in Vietnam. Photo: AFP
A captive Asian black bear pictured at a bile farm in Vietnam. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: China’s bear bile ‘treatment’ for Covid-19 alarms wildlife groups

  • China’s National Health Commission has approved the use of bear bile to treat the Covid-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus
  • Raising fears among struggling conservation groups from Australia to Vietnam of an increase in poaching and animal cruelty

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A captive Asian black bear pictured at a bile farm in Vietnam. Photo: AFP A captive Asian black bear pictured at a bile farm in Vietnam. Photo: AFP
A captive Asian black bear pictured at a bile farm in Vietnam. Photo: AFP
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