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Bear Bile

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.

150 Pharmacies in China Say No to Bear Bile

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

More than 10,000 bears -- mainly moon bears, but also brown bears -- are kept on bile farms in China, and around 2,400 moon bears (and some sun bears) in Vietnam. The bears are milked regularly for their bile, which is used in traditional medicine.

How One Moment With a Bear Inspired My Work to End Bear Bile Farming

Jill Robinson | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

It was a dark, dirty room, stinking of feces and infection, and all of the bears who were held there were peering grimly into the gloom from their coffin-like cages.

Myanmar's Leadership Needed on ASEAN Illegal Wildlife Trade (PHOTOS)

Kala Mulqueeny | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Kala Mulqueeny

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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.

Famous Faces Help Boost Animal Rights In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Celebrities like basketball star Yao Ming have helped energize China's animal rights movement by speaking out against shark fin soup ...

Tonics Company Blasted For Gruesome Bear Bile Extraction Methods

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

SHANGHAI (AP) — A storm of criticism in China over share listing plans by a company that sells tonics made with bear bile is highlighting the increa...

Bears Rescued From 'Bile Farm' In Vietnam

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAN UYEN, Vietnam — The three tractor-trailer containers sat in a row, divided with metal partitions into 19 tiny, sweltering cells. Massive cl...