Outlaw the Bear Bile trade
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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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    • kunibe yuka JAPAN
      • 5 days ago

      stop!!

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    • Jemima Darling GREAT SALING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      I was at a local zoo today and was taken back by the facts upon the sunbear habitats viewing platform walls. It explained the bile industry and i was so disturbed by it. I want to see this trade destroyed.

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    • angelia priest HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • 17 days ago

      this is torture for these animals and should be stopped

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    • Juliana Van kampen AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 18 days ago

      It's important because it's a violation of animal rights and it's is un nessasary and cruel.

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      • 21 days ago

      こんな事絶対なくすべき!

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