Outlaw the Bear Bile trade
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Chinese and Japanese governments

Outlaw the Bear Bile trade

    1. Liam Rathke
    2. Petition by

      Liam Rathke

      KL, Malaysia

The sun bear and Asiatic black bear, the two rarest bears in the world, are being abused for medicine.

In China and Japan it is legal to use the bile from a sun or a moon bear as medicine, even though doctors have proven that herbal remedies are more effective. The process of removing the bile involves tubes being attached to the bear's gallbladder to slowly suck out the fluids inside, throughout the 30-year lifespan of the bear. The cages in which the bears are kept are so small that the bear can't turn around, and the bear usually outgrows the cage at the age of ten.

Both governments say that it is under "strict regulation", although some outlets have more than 100 bears. If this process dosen't stop, the sun bear population will seriously decline, and it is estimated that only 600 to 1000 are left in the wild. The hunting methods are also cruel, as most of it is done by bear traps, the traps that snap onto the limb that steps on it. The bear then tries to gnaw off its limb, which then might get infected, and which would cause it to die.

The international convention for endangered species, CITES, bans trade in bile, but the Chinese and Japanese governments still allow it. If this continues, they will all be extinct. Please support this cause by signing, sharing and supporting.

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    • Reginald da Silva RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
      • 1 day ago

      We must to stop it, save the world!

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    • rani rani BARKING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      Stop this cruelty

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    • Elliott Hakiza CHARLEROI, BELGIUM
      • 2 days ago

      Because i like beabear lol

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    • Jill Burtenshaw LITTLEHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      This is sadistic barbaric treatment of this animal, cruelty beyond belief, rot in hell

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    • Connie Webster LEVEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      In this day and age with modern technology and the fact that there are proven herbal remedies that do the same job, I am disgusted and appalled that such a practice is legal. When will the suffering end?? When there are none of these bears left and they then go on to use the herbal remedies anyway??

      It is cruel and unnecessary!!!!!!!!

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