China: News From Animals Asia – Bear bile replacement breakthrough in China.



Bear bile replacement breakthrough in China

Dear Mark,

I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you news of a major step towards ending bear bile farming.

Our hope for an end to the suffering of China’s moon bears in the bile industry has been hugely boosted as Chinese manufacturer Kaibao Pharmaceuticals announced it has successfully synthesised a substitute for bear bile to be used in traditional medicine.

This is a HUGE step that could eventually save thousands of protected moon bears from farms by drastically scaling back China’s bear bile industry.

Kaibao is the number one consumer of bear bile purchasing around 18 tonnes of powdered bile annually, approximately half of all purchased. Make no mistake this is big news.

And the fact that this project is heavily backed and funded by the Chinese government shows a clear intent at the highest levels to move away from bear bile farming and actively seek ways to make this industry obsolete, once and for all.

Read the story here.

We have come a long way. For those estimated 10,000 bears that are currently held in horrific bile farms around China, this could be the breakthrough we have been working so hard to achieve for the past 17 years.

Thank you for your continuous support throughout. This remarkable progress is because of you. We really couldn’t do this without you.

Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, Hon LLD
Founder and CEO

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