,

Activists Protest Guizhengtang’s Live Extraction of Bear Bile

Two Chinese girls holding up posters protesting the extraction of bear bile from live caged Asiatic black bears by the Guizhentang company.

Young Chinese volunteers protest against Guizhengtang, a company known for extracting bear bile from live bears for traditional Chinese medicines.

From NetEase:

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.

Two Chinese girls holding up posters protesting the extraction of bear bile from live caged Asiatic black bears by the Guizhentang company.

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.

A young Chinese animal rights activist acts out live bear bile extraction on the sidewalk in front of a Guizhentang store in Shenzhen.

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.

A young Chinese animal rights activist acts out live bear bile extraction on the sidewalk in front of a Guizhentang store in Shenzhen.

Young Chinese protesters in front of a Guizhentang store in Shenzhen, protesting against the extraction of bear bile from live bears for traditional Chinese medicine uses.

Young Chinese protesters in front of a Guizhentang store in Shenzhen, protesting against the extraction of bear bile from live bears for traditional Chinese medicine uses.

Chinese posters protesting the extraction of bear bile from live bears by Guizhentang.

Young Chinese protesters in front of a Guizhentang store in Shenzhen, protesting against the extraction of bear bile from live bears for traditional Chinese medicine uses.

Comments from NetEase:

月君 [网易江苏省网友]:

Resolutely support this. Any way you look at it, doing something is better than doing nothing!

网易北京市丰台区网友:

Refuse to use bear gall products!

王瑞 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

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?

昵称也不是随便叫的 [网易内蒙古网友]:

Good! I commend this! This is the kind of behavior of society’s elite!

曾经的蟀哥 [网易江西省九江市网友]:

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]

昨日之島 [网易湖南省常德市网友]:

Support. However, the performance seems to be a little too exaggerated/melodramatic. Things shouldn’t be “pretended”, because once you do, it becomes ridiculous.

秃山裸叟 [网易山东省网友]:

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!

网易江苏省苏州市网友:

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.

tslnzhh [网易河北省唐山市网友]:

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!

网易山西省阳泉市网友 [冬Donnie]:

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?

qqwwqqww10xw [网易湖南省吉首市网友]:

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!

网易台湾省网友 [ask3q]:

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.

mojwenjoy [网易广西南宁市网友]:

So many beautiful girls, I want to join [the protest] too.

末日朝廷 [网易福建省泉州市网友]:

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!!!!

网易广东省佛山市网友 [香蕉插豆腐]:

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?

qwp飞踹伍毛 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

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!

caohui7271 [网易黑龙江省哈尔滨市网友]:

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.

READ  Kim Jong-il Propaganda Posters in North Korea

From Youku:

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.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…