Answer: to end bear bile farming, the horrific extraction of bile from the gall bladders of bears raised in small "crush cages." Bear bile is used for medicinal purposes and fetches a pretty penny, along with bear parts. Activists insist there are
, synthetic replacements that can replace bear bile.
The extraction process is painful, leads to infections, and captive bears have shortened life spans. According to mongabay.com, the Asain black bear (commonly farmed) can live to age 35 in the wild, while bile bears peak at age five and
The good news: Animals Asia's campaign is working and
We're intrigued by this bizarre teaser from RHCP's frontman Anthony Kiedis. To learn more, visit www.bearinthewoods.org.
Here are some insightful quotations from famous animal lovers.
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