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Bear Bile Extraction

It's Time to End the Bear Bile Industry

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

For more than 20 years, we have been calling attention to the despicable trade in bear parts. From coast to coast across the U.S., American black bears are killed, their paws cut off, and their abdomens brutally sliced open to extract the gallbladders inside.

Nanning Diary: Turning a Bear Bile Farm Into a Sanctuary, Peace by Piece

Jill Robinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

This was field work in the raw, where six bears were going to be anesthetized and examined -- undergoing procedures to remove pain they had been suffering for years.

Vietnamese Bear Bile Farmer Joins Growing Movement as He Turns His Back on Cruel Trade

Jill Robinson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

This story highlights the growing conflict in the broader farming industry, that hurting the animals they raise, is hurting the farmers themselves.

China's Rapidly Growing Animal Welfare Movement

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

Progress such as this enforces the notion that change can only happen when the people of the country support the change.

Beginning a New Life: Six Endangered Bears Rescued From Illegal Chinese Farm

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

Most bears on bile farms are kept in tiny cages. Of the six rescued last month, Peter was trapped in the smallest cage -- measuring just 3 feet long and one foot wide. Some bears on farms are put into cages as cubs and never released.