There are more than 1600 bears in captivity (1400 of them are Asian Moon Bears- Moon Bears, with distinctive 'V' mark on their chest) in over 110 bear farms in Korea.
The Korean government is responsible for this as they started importing bears from North America and Japan for breeding and export in early 1980's.
Visits to 10 bear farms in 2004 by GreenKorea group, confirmed hygiene standards and the conditions of bears were both extremely poor.
Most of the bears were in small dog cages, fed with pig's food for cost cutting measure by bear farmers. All bears showed signs of abnormal behaviour.
There are no regulations providing for any specific methods of slaughter, and there is a widespread belief that the bears are killed inhumanely.
Just imagine many bears waiting to be slaughtered for their gall bladder, feet and meat, crowded into small and filthy cages on daily basis.
Please sign this petiton to stop this horrible crime. We are aiming for 20,000 signatures to be the voice of all the farmed bears in the world.
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