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25 August 2010 Issue

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Save Chinese Bears From Torturous Bile Extraction
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For centuries, Chinese bears suffer between 10 and 30 years of constant and horrible pain and the saddest life one can imagine! A great and beautiful animal born to be free in huge spaces is confined to a tiny and narrow jail-like cage only to obtain its bile which is sold for treatments. (there exists a perfect substitute instead of this cruelty to bears) We must fight to end their agony and be able to return them to the free existence they deserve!

Jill Robinson, (Animals Asia Foundation founder) informs us that there is no worse torture to animals than the extraction of their bile for medical purposes. Thousands of bears are tightly jailed and tortured 3 or 4 times a day provoking intolerable pain and a permanent wound which can last up to 30 years!!! The extraction of this bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine which has nowadays efficient substitutes.

Their wounds (raw flesh) bleeding, swollen and infected ending up with a cancerous gall bladder.

The daily extraction of bile is made through a catheter implanted directly into the gall bladder. In order to prevent bears to remove this catheter they are kept in tiny cages for their entire lives!! When farm workers arrive, the bears start grunting, trembling and whining. Urinary incontinency is provoked in some bears, others even try to pull out their intestines because the pain is driving them mad!

For some years, things have started to change. There are more provinces in china without bear farms. In fact, the Chinese government does not authorize the opening of new bear farms. This progress has been possible thanks to the struggle and cooperation of friends of the animals and the Asia Animals Foundation.

Nevertheless, we need to multiply these actions in order to eradicate as soon as possible, this infamous practice. The efficiency of bile substitutes have been scientifically proven through laboratory analysis.

For centuries, Chinese bears suffer between 10 and 30 years of constant and horrible pain and the saddest life one can imagine! A great and beautiful animal born to be free in huge spaces is confined to a tiny and narrow jail-like cage only to obtain its bile which is sold for treatments. (there exists a perfect substitute instead of this cruelty to bears) We must fight to end their agony and be able to return them to the free existence they deserve!

Please consider the horrible suffering that the bears are subjected to, due to the extraction of their bile: They live in abhorrent conditions, they that should be roaming free in the wild are confined in small cages, and the bile extraction procedure they have to endure is a torture, leaving them infections and cancer over time.

It's totally unnecessary now, because if someone can think that human beings health justifies such suffering if there is no other medicine, NOW there are clinically proven substitutes for it. We must say also that in the holistic culture of this century, we know that we cannot alter the smallest being in the Universe without altering the Universe as a whole.

We also move forward in the development of a universal conscience, which the oriental civilizations have been precursors of.

We beg you to join the movement of that universal conscious, and also to join the current legislation movement of your country in regards to animal protection.

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Imagine living 20 years spending 24 hours a day in a cage that tightly fits your body, not giving you room to stand up, stretch out, turn around, or move at all. Imagine that twice a day during these years you would have a metal catheter inserted into a hole which has been cut into your abdomen, allowing the catheter to easily puncture your gall bladder, or maybe a long syringe inserted into your gall bladder, piercing through your skin again and again, by people who are not doctors. Imagine becoming infected and cancerous because of this twice-daily physical invasion, and becoming neurotic due to your claustrophobic imprisonment. Imagine having one or both of your hands cut off so someone can sell them for a lot of money. Imagine you begin to chew at your hands, if you are lucky enough to have one or both left, due to your developing neuroticism, and to distract yourself from the pain you experience twice a day, every day, for your entire life. This is reality for an estimated minimum of 12,000 bears across Asia.



Please sign the petition now, end this horror
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/Salvemos-a-los-osos-de-China/#

Target: Premier, Sir Wen Jiabao, Minister of Land and Resources: Sir Xu Shaoshi, Minister of Land and Resources: Sir Xu Shaoshi, Minister of Agriculture: Sir Han Changfu, Minister of Health: Sir Chen Zhu


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