By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
The days of locking up bears for life to extract their stomach bile (yes you heard that right) may be numbered.
Comedian/actor Ricky Gervais is reporting today about a bear bile farm in China where the owner has decided to quit the business and free the bears. This is a delicate matter, obviously, because the 130 bears won’t be able to fend for themselves in the wild, so the farm is being converted to a sanctuary and education center by Peace by Piece, a project of Animals Asia.
Perhaps the market for bile (ew), which is used in traditional medicine (the quackery end of that business), is waning.
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