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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.
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." - Albert Einstein
I find it profound that someone who is regarded as one of the most intelligent men in American History was a vegetarian. Logic reasons that we should all follow suit.
Photo: Lotte Jacob, Albert Einstein, 1938
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
"Bacon had a Mom" kid’s shirt from Herbivore Clothing…too cute.
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.