Shenzhen activists protest “extraction of bile from live bears” in front of Guizhentang store
February 26th afternoon, Shenzhen Luohu district, animal rights activists ["animal protection volunteers"] wearing black bear masks holding posters in a row in front of the Guizhentang Pharmaceutical Company store, protesting the extraction of bear bile from life bears, calling for the opposition of Guizhentang going public [on the stock market], attracting many passersby’s attention and signatures.
A Shenzhen SZCAT-organized protest against the extraction of bear bile from live bears at the Guizhentang store, protesting Guizhentang’s continued abuse/injuring of bears continued practice of extracting bear bile from live bears.
Animal rights activists acting out the extraction of bear bile from live bears in front of the Guizhengtang store, the green string representing the bile extracted from the bear.
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Resolutely support this. Any way you look at it, doing something is better than doing nothing!
Refuse to use bear gall products!
Why not go to a slaughterhouse and demand euthanasia before slaughter? Why not go to various overpasses and homeless shelters express sympathy for those in need?
Good! I commend this! This is the kind of behavior of society’s elite!
The girl in yellow’s just getting soy sauce! Dear. ["Dear" doesn't mean anything particular, it is just an exaggerated form of speech made popular by Chinese sellers on Chinese ecommerce website Taobao]
Support. However, the performance seems to be a little too exaggerated/melodramatic. Things shouldn’t be “pretended”, because once you do, it becomes ridiculous.
We can’t even stop people suffering abuse, and we’re caring about bears? Talk about having nothing better to do than to make a fuss!
Actually, these people are all fucking pretentious cunts, all trash hired by others [to do this]. How come these people don’t go protest pig farms where pigs are slaughtered for their meat? Pretentious cunts.
Remember, every animal is a life. To cruelly injure it, one will sooner or later suffer retribution/karma! For one’s own life, one mustn’t use any method to injure another creature, as this kind of person will definitely have a bad fate!
I say, what’s wrong with raising bears to get their bear bile? Can all you benevolent and righteous knights please cut Chinese medicine some slack?
A pen of stupid pigs, how come you guys aren’t conscientious about pigs, cows, sheep, horses, these other animals? Aren’t you yourselves eating these every day? The bears are raised by those people, they’re not wild animals, and bear bile can treat illnesses. I want to ask just what you care for. Humans, or animals? Hypocrites!
Humanity’s progress requires the rejection of cruelty, this I don’t disagree with, but at present this country clearly has even more things worth us paying attention to and demand action on. The 2 girls in the protest wearing animal fur clothing, it would be better if you took that off and then go protest.
So many beautiful girls, I want to join [the protest] too.
There’s no lack of pretentious cunts, each and every one of them sanctimonious hypocrites!!!
If you have the guts, then fucking don’t eat meat, don’t eat eggs, don’t wear fur or leather shoes.
If you have the guts, don’t even fucking stay in China, get fucking lost to Mars!!! A bunch of bastards!!!!
This is indeed bad, but what I want to say is that after extracting their bile, they [the bears] are still able to live. However, our neighbors, those people go hunting whale everyday, each time they are killed [unlike bears], yet how come no one protests?
Ambitious youth, models for the masses! Especially for putting on a performance, the method most often used by people of Western nations to express their demands, which is very infectious!
Support, only by taking action can we lessen the ugliness in the world. Although our power is small, although unfairness will still persist in the world, although there are still so many resentful incidents, only with one more sense of responsibility, one more conscience, one more sympathy and empathy can we and the world safely coexist, can there be even less unfairness and unreasonableness. I don’t actually think there is any publicity-seeking [for personal gain] here, and even if it is a publicity-stunt, there is still value, because at least it is much better than those around who treat this with indifference or contempt.
Currently on Youku’s homepage is a playlist featuring multiple videos concerning the live extraction of bear bile from caged bears in bear farms. The bear bile is sought for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Here is the first video of the playlist.
Complete Moon Bear documentary, shocking 4 year investigation
Moon Bear is a documentary produced by Xiong Junhui, Tu Qiao, and Cheng Yuanzhong over four years. According to investigations, there are presently 11 bear farms throughout the country, with the bear paw and bear bile trade being common in Jilin province and other areas. Conditions of bears in metal vests, small metal cages, and bear abuse are not uncommon. The entire process of the owners regularly feeding the bears antibiotics and collecting their bear bile in dry, oppressive, enclosed conditions [can be seen].
Portions of the documentary are in English. In less than a day, the above 45 minute documentary has been viewed ~600k times.