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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


Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 23, 2016 Connie Smith
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Delwyn Jeffs
Jul 22, 2016 Joan Lee
Jul 22, 2016 Rosemary Lowe, RN This barbaric, cruel practice of imprisoning bears for bile production is atrocious, and must be stopped now!
Jul 22, 2016 Sandra Hazenberg
Jul 22, 2016 L. DeWalt
Jul 22, 2016 Bob Bellamy
Jul 22, 2016 Dat Tran
Jul 22, 2016 Maria Kanukova
Jul 22, 2016 Pamela Llewellyn
Jul 22, 2016 Darleen Cox
Jul 21, 2016 Beatrice Wan Sick humans! Stop abuse animals of all kinds! KARMA!
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed) I hate the torture of animals so I want this stopped.
Jul 20, 2016 Kimberly Leray
Jul 20, 2016 Gilmara moreira
Jul 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 Deborah Hall
Jul 18, 2016 arlene fullaway
Jul 17, 2016 Beth Nordmeyer
Jul 17, 2016 Ricardo Lafare
Jul 17, 2016 rosette putzeys
Jul 17, 2016 Klaas van Santen
Jul 17, 2016 Petra Egging
Jul 16, 2016 Kathryn N. Fox
Jul 16, 2016 William Staley
Jul 16, 2016 Barbara Monahan
Jul 16, 2016 catherine mengani
Jul 15, 2016 Debbi Wood
Jul 15, 2016 MARY CAFFREY-CARR
Jul 15, 2016 Denise Wiley
Jul 15, 2016 Wendy Bise
Jul 15, 2016 Sandra Forman
Jul 15, 2016 chris garvey
Jul 15, 2016 Debra Fox
Jul 14, 2016 Ken stein
Jul 14, 2016 Nina Carey
Jul 14, 2016 Paula Ann Cooper
Jul 14, 2016 Bonnie Spangenberg
Jul 14, 2016 Christie Mello Absolutely disgraceful!
Jul 13, 2016 Sophia Wilson This is a vile practice and we should stop it. These wonderful creatures suffer a miserable life and death for nothing, ignorance.
Jul 13, 2016 jennifer balkovec What is wrong with china please stop the disguisting animal cruelty and killing.
Jul 13, 2016 Lisa Ann K
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2016 Piera Zanor
Jul 13, 2016 lisa beaver

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