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Bear bile farming continues to be a horrific practice in China. Supporting organizations fighting it has not been enough. Sign our new petition demanding China's Ministries of Commerce and Agriculture ban bear bile farming in the country, once and for all: http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/bear-bile-farming/
Final signature count: 50,171
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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.

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 20, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Jul 20, 2017 andrea benseñor
Jul 19, 2017 Estella Edwards
Jul 19, 2017 D.G. Neal
Jul 19, 2017 Kathy Kinsella
Jul 18, 2017 Deborah Smith Bears should not be harmed for their bile!
Jul 18, 2017 Joanna Prideaux
Jul 18, 2017 Fred Bailes
Jul 18, 2017 David Pedrero
Jul 18, 2017 Mercedes Ante
Jul 17, 2017 Anne-Marie Henkes
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 17, 2017 cindy MacPhee
Jul 16, 2017 Sevasti Kaziales
Jul 16, 2017 Jordi Malgà
Jul 15, 2017 Desari Erickson
Jul 15, 2017 Dìane van Weelie
Jul 15, 2017 Linda Azzoli Unbelievable in this day and age! Unacceptable!
Jul 14, 2017 Scott Ewing
Jul 14, 2017 Shayne O'Brien
Jul 14, 2017 stacy brainard Using and harming animals does not make for a better human
Jul 14, 2017 Tuleen Stewart-Brown
Jul 14, 2017 ANDREA GONZALES NOT OK
Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron
Jul 14, 2017 Camille Barron
Jul 14, 2017 Jackie Byrd
Jul 11, 2017 Ayşe Darendeli
Jul 11, 2017 FERRUCCIO Romeo
Jul 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please stop this horrible thing these Bears don't need to suffer just for stupid medicine. I would rather they have some organic oils or something medicine not a fricken bear that probably doesn't work. but they say it does when it doesn't.
Jul 10, 2017 Joe Ackerman
Jul 10, 2017 Monika Hübl
Jul 10, 2017 Julie Berberi
Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler
Jul 10, 2017 Uvo Ufo
Jul 10, 2017 Sonja Flemming
Jul 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2017 Kelly Erwin
Jul 9, 2017 Tonya Raikes help defend and protect all kind and every type and all breeds of all animals against from all kinds and all types of animal cruelty and animal abuse these poor animals needs our help so people lets help the animals against these savages
Jul 7, 2017 Hannah Fusselman
Jul 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2017 S G
Jul 5, 2017 regina sondej
Jul 5, 2017 (Name not displayed) this is horrendous and to think there maybe as many as 12,000 bears held to do this to is even more horrifying. There are other meds for this now and this practice must end
Jul 5, 2017 Ben Cooper
Jul 5, 2017 Cassie Alford
Jul 4, 2017 Lily Eshuis
Jul 4, 2017 Sofia Jensen
Jul 4, 2017 Catherine Wilcox This is sick & disgusting, please continue to do all you can to stop this & stop these great animals suffering.
Jul 4, 2017 Cyrille GOURMAUD
Jul 3, 2017 Kristin Johnson

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