Bears: Farmed Animals?
Bile from bears is a growing demand in Asia since it is believed
that it can help cure everything from hemorrhoids to epilepsy.
However, this practice brings misery to these animals who are
usually housed in small cages and their bile is sucked from their
gall bladders using crude catheters, sometimes creating pus-filled
abscesses or internal bile leakage leading to the slow death of many
due to infections or liver ailments, including cancer. Fortunately,
there are efforts to stop this practice and just recently 19 bears
were rescued from one of these bile farms in Vietnam and are being
taken to a rescue center.
To read the full article please search online for
19 bears rescued from bile farm in Vietnam
It's unbelievable how humans can exploit any of God's animals for
our own benefit without any consideration for the creatures. Unless
we take a stand against the victimization of these animals, and
therefore refuse to support industries that exploit them, we are
failing at being good stewards of God's Creation. Bringing misery to
God's animals brings misery to humanity as well.