29 Jul '11, 3am

#Heartbreaking: #Bear kills baby to save it from #cruel bile #farming

#Heartbreaking: #Bear kills baby to save it from #cruel bile #farming

wishes to share this online account of a man who visited a bear farm and witnessed the horrific practice of bile farming, which caused a mother bear so much pain that she killed her own cub to prevent it from suffering. Bear bile farming involves keeping Asiatic black bears in captivity to harvest bile, a digestive juice found in the ball bladder. The bears are commonly kept in 'crush' cages that do not allow them to stand upright or even move, in some cases. The bile is then extracted via a tube inserted into the bear's abdomen, or allowed to drip freely from a permanent hole made in the bear's gall bladder. Bile farming is reported to be extremely painful for bears as they chew their own paws and beat their heads during the extraction. To stop the bears from committing suicide, they are made to wear iron vests that cover their abdomen. The bears are farmed for 10 - 20 ov...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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