"In November, 2011 Animals Asia rescued fourteen moon bears (Asiatic black bears-also called moon bears due to the yellow crescent on their chests) from a bear bile farm in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam. In parts of Asia, beautiful, sweet, and sensitive moon bears are held in cages and painfully milked for their bile for as long as thirty years. The bile is used in traditional Asian medicine, despite the existence of many herbal alternatives. As many as 14,000 moon bears are currently living in cruel confines on bear farms today. Through its End Bear Farming program, Animals Asia works with government officials and farmers to end this cruel practice, housing rescued bears in our China and Vietnam Bear Rescue Centers–tranquil and expansive sanctuaries where the bears may live out the rest of their lives in peace and safety..."
Via Angela Colmenares , Save Dolphins