This all creatures animal exploitation photo gallery about bears is being presented to show the public the difference between the cute little animals we see in advertising and picture in our minds and the reality that exists in the world.
(Bear - Bile Farming - 06) A narrow rubber pipe was embedded under the skin and surgically attached to the gall bladder. The farmer extracted the bile through the end of the rubber pipe which exited the skin at the top of the bear's thigh. Animals Asia has received a number of bears with these "old fashioned" latex catheters and as this technique was phased out in the mid-80's, we believe that these bears must have been caged for approximately 20 years. They phased out these catheters only because they became easily clogged and not for any humane reason. Photo From: Animals Asia Foundation
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