logo
Home

Search tew.org


What's New

Reports

Wildlife

Geography

Development

Zone of Peace

Dalai Lama

Publications

Announcements

Links

Site Map

*

*

Reports

Bears Cry Out for Humanity in China

[Felicitas B. Barreto. Fauna Free Group; September 18, 2000.]

Today in China 10,000(ten thousand) bears are kept prisoner for extracting bile from their gall bladders. The bears are kept in a horizontal position, in cages thatlook rather like coffins. They wear a metal collar and are held down bypressure bars. A catheter is introduced into their body that continuouslyabsorbs the liquid from their gall bladders. The bears cannot change their position and remain in this condition of permanent pain between 15 and 20 years!

We cannot accept this cruelty, torture and barbarism to continue and bepart of the life of these poor bears for another minute. With their paw they take some food through a little opening in the cage. To quench their thirst they have to stretch their tongue to lick the barsof their prison. They suffer excruciating pain as they have to stay for an average of 15 years in the same position that deforms their bones. We are talking about 15 years or 180 months, or 5,475 days, or 131,400 hours or 78,844,000 minutes of continuous pain.

The bile serves a disgusting market: it is used to produce shampoos, aphrodisiacs and 'miraculous' remedies. During the extraction of the liquid, a tube is inserted inthe gall bladder; one end of the tube stays outside the belly of the bear, linked to a machine that extracts the bile. The suffering of the animal exceeds the imagination the bear wishes death, mutilates himself andtriesto commit suicide.

For more info and photos see website. http://www.geocities.com/Baja/2324/index.html

(Click the English version)


Back to Archived Reports List

*


Home | What's New | Reports | Wildlife | Geography | Development | Zone of Peace | Dalai Lama | Publications | Announcements | Links | Site Map

Copyright 1998-2005, Tibet Environmental Watch (TEW)