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They Don’t Even Get Picnic Baskets

August 12, 2011
A bile bear in a "crush cage" on Hui...

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One thing I didn’t really need to know about this morning is bile bears.

Nevertheless, now I know.

I am suspect of any news from China, but this is so close to a weird movie scene that I am going with it.  Plus, there is an appearance of the word “fistula”.

The bile is harvested by making a permanent hole or fistula in the bears’ abdomen and gall bladder.

As the hole is never closed, the animals are suspect to various infections and diseases including tumours, cancers and death from peritonitis.

The bears are fitted with an iron vest, as they often try to kill themselves by hitting their stomach as they are unable to bear the pain.

A person who was on the farm in place of a friend witnessed the procedures and told that they were inhumane.

The witness also claimed that a mother bear broke out its cage when it heard its cub howl in fear before a worker punctured its stomach to milk the bile.

The workers ran away in fear when they saw the mother bear rushing to its cub’s side.

Unable to free the cub from its restraints, the mother hugged the cub and eventually strangled it.

It then dropped the cub and ran head-first into a wall, killing itself.

They aren’t even doing this to enhance their libidos!

Bear bile is traditionally used to remove ‘heat’ from the body as well as treat high fever, liver ailments and sore eyes.

If the bear cavalry descends on these mofos, I will chear them on.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2011 1:09 PM

    I’m rightly appalled.

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