Help stop the barbaric medical torture of harvesting bear bile
  • Petitioning Hiroshi OHKI, Minister of the Environment

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No. 5 Godochosha 1-2-2 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8916 Japan
Hiroshi OHKI, Minister of the Environment
Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th
Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th
Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Minister of Foreign Affairs
OVERSEAS OFFICES OF CHINA NATIONAL TOURISM ADMINISTRAION
OVERSEAS OFFICES OF CHINA NATIONAL TOURISM ADMINISTRAION
Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China
Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China
National Tourism Administration of the Peoples Republic of China
National Tourism Administration of the Peoples Republic of China
People's Republic of China
Chinese Embassy Chancery
President of the People's Republic of China
His Excellency, Hu Jintao President of the People's Republic of China

Help stop the barbaric medical torture of harvesting bear bile

    1. Mark D
    2. Petition by

      Mark D

      Dallas, TX

Wild moon bears, commonly known as Asiatic black bears are caught, put in very small cages known as 'crush cages' which restricted their movement, in fact most bears live the rest of their lives on their backs. Then surgically tubes are permanent implanted into their abdomens, which is susceptible to infections and diseases to draw out, or "milk" their bile twice daily. This process is so incredibly painful to the bears that they are now gnawing off their paws and killing themselves by punching themselves in the stomach to stop the pain. Bear farmers are now fitting them with iron vests to circumvent this. It was recently reported by the Chinese press, of a mother bear who broke free from her captors, strangled her cub, then killed herself, by running head first into a concrete wall! The 'bear bile' is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat liver ailments and sore eyes. Out of the thousands of bear bile products seized by authorities last year, approximately 98 percent come from China. There are herbal and synthetic alternatives that are just as effective, and are much cheaper to buy and produce.
Bear farmers argue that by supplying the demand for bear bile their industry protects wild bears. Well, it couldn't be further from the truth. In fact wild bear bile is considered more potent, and killing wild bears is at an all time high.
Bears can be farmed for their bile for as long as 20 years, although 5 to 10 years is more the average, before they stop producing bile and are then killed/harvested. Bears are literary treated as a crop in China. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that approximately 14,000 Asiatic, Brown and Sun bears suffer this type of treatment, accounting for approximately half of the species.

 

We, the undersigned, respectfully call upon Hu Jintao President of the People's Republic of China, The Chinese Embassy Chancery, National Tourism Administration of the Peoples Republic of China, Overseas Offices of China National Tourism Administraion, Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Standing Committee to PLEASE put an end to this grotesque, atrocious, despicable, revolting industry, NOW. Rest assured, the citizens of the world are watching and will not rest until you do!

 

 

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    1. Reopened, we hit 50K now going for 75K!!!

      Mark D
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      I think the 'heading' speaks volumes...

    2. Reached 50,000 signatures
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      Almost 2000 in 24 hours, we will hit the mark in a couple days!!!!!!!!!!

    4. 44,645 supporters...

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      We are almost there... 5,355 NEEDED!!!!

    5. Reached 40,000 signatures
    6. Reopened petition... didn't hit our goal PLEASE seed this link!!!

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      didn't hit our goal PLEASE seed this link!!!
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      We are at 16K WE need 50K....

      Opposition of Bear Farming in China

      To put an end to the grotesque, atrocious, despicable, revolting Bear bile farming industry.

    7. Reached 15,000 signatures
    8. 11,550 up 3000 this week!!!

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      We have a long way to go... like, share and then repeat!!!

    9. Reached 10,000 signatures
    10. 7,147 we are up 1000 in a day, we can do this people keep it up! GOD SPEED

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      THE WORLD IS COMING MOON BEARS HOLD ON!!!!!!

    11. Reached 7,000 signatures
    12. BUSTED RIGHT THROUGH 3K!

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      We have a long way to go... like, share and then repeat!!!

    13. Reached 3,000 signatures
    14. New FB page CREATED go have a look, Opposition of Bear Farming in China

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      by Mark D
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      Spreading the truth... and we need you to help. Go to the new FB page and like it and leave a comment. Also send your friends, the more the merrier!!! While you read this 14,000 bears are being abused, that is half the known population in China!

    15. IN FOUR DAYS WE BUSTED RIGHT THROUGH 2K!

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      by Mark D
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      A big THANK YOU!!! But we have a long way to go... keep up the hard work! PLEASE do everything you can, WE are all the Bears have!!!!

    16. Reached 2,000 signatures
    17. BIG UPDATES OF WHO IS GETTING THE LETTER!!!!!

      Mark D
      by Mark D
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      I have added the following people to OUR letter!!!

      His Excellency, Hu Jintao President of the People's Republic of China, The Chinese Embassy Chancery, National Tourism Administration of the Peoples Republic of China, Overseas Offices of China National Tourism Administraion, Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Standing Committee

    18. Reached 1,500 signatures
    19. WITH IN 48 HRS OF STARTING THIS PETITION WE HAVE REACHED 1000!!!!

      Mark D
      by Mark D
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      WITH IN 48 HRS OF STARTING THIS PETITION WE HAVE REACHED 1000!!!!
      Here is a sample of just a few countries/states around the world who have signed, as they came in,,, Not one from China!

      GOD SPEED!!!

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    20. Reached 1,000 signatures
    21. WELL, WE HAVE REACHED 300 THE FIRST DAY!!!

      Mark D
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      I was hoping for more but with GODS help and YOU, we will make it!! Keep it up, do all you can!
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    22. Reached 250 signatures

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      • 1 day ago

      熊を助けたい

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      • 1 day ago

      This abusive behavior must stop!

      Unforgivable abuse!!

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    • Robyn Conway LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      This horrific cruelty has to stop and that be put into law.

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    • Juan Carlos TARRAGONA, SPAIN
      • 5 days ago

      DIGNITY

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    • Charles Higgins SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 days ago

      It's one of the crimes of the century.

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