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Bear bile farming is an alarming practice taking place in China, whereby Asiatic black bears are captured and used to provide bile from their gall bladders. The bile is an found in popular ancient Chinese medicine.

The bile extraction process is extremely painful for the bears, and is hardly ever performed in a sterile manner. In fact, about half of all bears caught for their bile end up dying from complications of the procedure. We need to end this inhumane act of torture immediately. Send a letter to the World Society for the Protection of Animals to support their efforts to abolish bear bile farming forever.

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Dear Director General Michael Baker:

I am writing to voice my support for your efforts in protecting wild bears from bear bile farms in China. I was appalled to learn of the inhumanities being committed against these innocent creatures. It's hard to believe that we've come so far with animal rights, and yet these bears are still living in tiny cages, being treated like cattle, and are experiencing such health complications as gallstones, infected wounds, and internal bleeding as a result of the substandard care they receive. Most often, the bears are left to die.

Though this practice is heinous, I find comfort in the fact that the WSPA is doing all it can to eradicate it. I commend your efforts in talking with Asian governments to educate them on the consequences of bile farming, as well as working with Asian doctors to create alternatives to the highly sought-after bile.

Please continue the fight for these bears. They need organizations like yours to step up and defend their survival.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Mar 30, 2017 Stacey Lopez
Mar 29, 2017 heather weitz
Mar 29, 2017 Alice black
Mar 29, 2017 Madeleine Oliveland
Mar 29, 2017 Deborah Creighton Stop this hideous practice!!!!!!!
Mar 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2017 Hannah Crone
Mar 29, 2017 Chizuko Walter
Mar 28, 2017 Cathy Caveney
Mar 28, 2017 Josie Silva
Mar 28, 2017 Susan Faulkner
Mar 28, 2017 Kathleen Coffman
Mar 28, 2017 maria shepard
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Mar 28, 2017 Jenice Minamide
Mar 28, 2017 John Lynas
Mar 28, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 28, 2017 Joyce Morrison
Mar 28, 2017 Diane Summerville This is barbaric and all life should be respected. If you are making a living or any kind of money off of them you should be especially treating them very well!
Mar 27, 2017 Harpreet kaur
Mar 27, 2017 josilda josilda
Mar 26, 2017 Linda Rohret
Mar 26, 2017 Breka Gunn
Mar 26, 2017 Marsha Croner
Mar 25, 2017 Lydia Johns
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Paula Battistini
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 23, 2017 Jessica Gonzales
Mar 23, 2017 Valerie Giddy
Mar 23, 2017 EMI MIYASHITA
Mar 23, 2017 Dionne Toye
Mar 23, 2017 Shirley Petersen
Mar 23, 2017 J Kies
Mar 23, 2017 Olga Espinosa
Mar 23, 2017 Laura Flamion
Mar 23, 2017 Carrie Carlson
Mar 23, 2017 Emily Howell
Mar 23, 2017 Tanya Rodriguez
Mar 23, 2017 robin mater
Mar 23, 2017 Marina Rinaldini
Mar 23, 2017 Noemi M. Orozco
Mar 23, 2017 tammy oare
Mar 23, 2017 Mary Jennifer Pruim
Mar 23, 2017 Teresa Glawdecki
Mar 23, 2017 Beverly Ackerman-Bodmer
Mar 23, 2017 karen gilleberg

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