Jason Wong 6B (26)
Eight bears rescued last month from a bile farm in Sichuan had cancer and were dead within a week of being moved. The bears had died of liver cancer or gall bladder tumors. Some of them were semi-conscious, some had ulcerated gums and their paws were cut off.
Bear bile is regarded as a remedy for ailments associated with the eastern concept of "heat". Bile farms have been under fire for their cruel treatment, which involves creating a permanent hole in the bears’ abdomens to extract bile, a process that farmers claim to be painless and "more humane".
According to the components of the bile, I don’t think it has such medical usage. Even if bear bile have such function, I question the quality of bile as some of the bears were semi-conscious, some died from liver cancer. How can the farmers claim the idea that process is painless? I think they should be denounced and ashamed as they believe in such foolish idea and mistreated those bears.