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 - 10) In recent years Chinese bear farmers have introduced a new and so-called humane, "free-dripping" method of bile extraction. This method uses no catheter, but sees a permanent hole, or fistula, cruelly carved into the bear's abdomen and gall bladder, from which bile "freely drips" out. During this type of bile extraction, the bears undergo the same treatment as the metal catheter method of extraction - they are tempted by food or honey water to lie on the bottom of the cage, whilst the farmer forces an unhygienic tube into the gall bladder which breaks the membrane that has grown over the hole, and allows bile to flow directly into a bowl placed beneath. The damage caused by bile leaking back into the abdomen, together with infection from the permanently open hole is as bad, if not worse, than the older style methods and causes a high mortality rate on the farms.
Photo From: Animals Asia Foundation
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