Bear farming

Now for something completely different, don't read further if you don't want to get the desire to buy a weapon and hurt some people badly: Bear Bile Farming. Extract:

In countries across Asia, thousands of bears live a life of torture on bear farms, so that their bile can be extracted and used in Traditional Medicine to cure ailments ranging from headaches to haemorrhoids. Bears are confined in cages which vary from agonisingly tiny "crush" cages to larger pens, all of which cause terrible physical and mental suffering. But their torment does not end there.....the bears are subjected to painful methods of bile extraction which involve crude surgery to implant a steel catheter into the abdomen or the creation of a permanent hole in the abdomen known as the "free-dripping" technique.

I knew about this already, but everytime I think about it, it really makes me angry.

four comments, already:

I usually don’t like those Animal Protection Organizations and their fanatic activists, but torturing thousand of animals packed in bounding box sized cages, with steel pipes comming out from their abdomens for decades….this is just…!!!!
Traditional Medicine ??!!!
Ignorant savages !!.. :O
Dood - 25 07 05 - 21:20

brcolow - 26 07 05 - 03:10

‘proof?’ don’t you believe this?
niko - 26 07 05 - 20:56

they should save humans first
human - 27 07 05 - 16:08

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