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animal protection

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Petition to World Wildlife Fund, Animals Asia, PETA, four paws, Welttier Schutz, World Animal Protection

Increase protection for moon bears in their natural habitat to prevent bear bile farming

Bear Bile farming isn't one of the more well known animal welfare issues although it is a very big problem. In countires like China and Vietnam bears are being farmed for a liquid they produce. The conditions that this is happening in is terrible. What we are trying to do is increase the protection for the Moon Bears in their natural habitat to prevent them from being poached and sold into the Bear Bile Trade.  These bears have not been bought up in captivity for the purpose of farming. They are taken from the wild and their natural habitats as babies. Once they have been captured they spend their whole life in a tiny cage that they can't even move in. These bears are starved and often suffer from terrible infections and diseases. They often have terrible teeth after trying to chew their way through cages and failing.  The bears undergo an initial surgery in which they have a pipe inserted into their liver, then twice a day, they have their bile removed via the permanent pipe. They only just survive day to day because of the antibiotics they are given, and that doesn't stop them feeling the pain.  What we are trying to do is stop this terrible practice by preventing the amount of bears being used. The Moon bears are becoming extinct and we need to protect these beautiful species. Hopefully, if we get enough signatures the countries that this is happening in will protect the Moon bears and prevent Bear Bile farming from happening altogether.  

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