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This is ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING. Apparently there are bears that are called “Bile Bears” — who are kept at Asian Bile Farms and their stomach bile is milked for use in traditional medicines on sale around the world.
Actor/Comedian Ricky Gervais sponsored one of these bears, helping save the bear from years of some of the most sickening and deplorable treatment of an animal I’ve ever heard:
"Writing on his blog, Gervais said: "Woke up to the news that my beautiful rescue bear, Stan, has died. At least he experienced two years of freedom and love. As many as 10,000 bears in China are locked in cages the size of their own bodies, and their bile is drained through an excruciatingly painful procedure and sold for use in traditional medicine.
So they can approach the bears without fear of injury, the farmers often mutilate the bears by breaking their teeth and pulling out their claws. This ordeal can last 25 years.”
I am completely grossed out even TYPING about this. UGH. This is the 21st Century, I don’t understand this type of inhumanity. At all.
Speaking of dolphins….please see the 2009 film "The Cove", which won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature that year. The film follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark secret. It is an absolutely shocking look at the dolphin market in Japan, where dolphins are not only killed for their “meat” (who eats dolphins?! WTF?), but are captured and shipped around the globe to marine entertainment parks like Sea World. If any one movie had impact on me to go vegan, this one is near the top of my list.
"According to Mercy for Animals, male chicks are of no use to the industry because they can’t lay eggs and don’t grow large or quickly enough to be raised profitably for meat. That results in the killing of 200 million male chicks a year.”
If you are not outraged, you are NOT PAYING ATTENTION.
Beagle Freedom Project
The Beagle Freedom Project is an organization that liberates beagles from animal testing labs around the world. These dogs have been raised in cages and NEVER, EVER been outside, run in the grass, or smelled the outside air. It makes me sick to my stomach to see this level of cruelty and inhumanity going on in our world.
Please visit their site and see how you can help aid in stopping the needless suffering of these dogs.
Recent images of beagles liberated from a lab in Spain..