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Globox_82
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(02-12-2013, 07:37 AM)
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The Chinese media has reported on an extraordinary account of a mother bear saving her cub from a life of torture by strangling it and then killing itself.

The bears were kept in a farm located in a remote area in the North-West of China. The bears on the farm had their gall bladders milked daily for 'bear bile,' which is used as a remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

It was reported that the bears are kept in tiny cages known as 'crush cages', as the bears have no room to manoeuvre and are literally crushed.

The bile is harvested by making a permanent hole or fistula in the bears' abdomen and gall bladder.


As the hole is never closed, the animals are suspect to various infections and diseases including tumours, cancers and death from peritonitis.


The bears are fitted with an iron vest, as they often try to kill themselves by hitting their stomach as they are unable to bear the pain
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A person who was on the farm in place of a friend witnessed the procedures and told Reminbao.com that they were inhumane.

The witness also claimed that a mother bear broke out its cage when it heard its cub howl in fear before a worker punctured its stomach to milk the bile.


The workers ran away in fear when they saw the mother bear rushing to its cub's side.

Unable to free the cub from its restraints, the mother hugged the cub and eventually strangled it.


It then dropped the cub and ran head-first into a wall, killing itself.

Many TCM practitioners have denounced the use of bear bile in their treatment as there are cheaper herbs and synthetics that can be used in its place.

Bear bile is traditionally used to remove 'heat' from the body as well as treat high fever, liver ailments and sore eyes.

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2...05-292947.html

Monsters! How can they do, makes me wanna cry....
Divvy
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(02-12-2013, 07:38 AM)
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Could have sworn I read this exact thread on gaf a few years ago.
jon bones
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(02-12-2013, 07:39 AM)
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fuck China and their bullshit undereducated rural communities killing animals for their fake ass "medicine".

there's a good chance that by the time i have kids old enough to take to a zoo, the tiger section will just be a bunch of pictures.
Clydefrog
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(02-12-2013, 07:40 AM)
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I don't want bears to live on this planet anymore

edit: I mean that they should be taken to a new, better planet that treats them well.
SquiddyCracker
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(02-12-2013, 07:41 AM)
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Fuck the superstition and nonsensical beliefs that creates a demand for "folk medicine" made out of random animals.
triplestation
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(02-12-2013, 07:41 AM)
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china what the fuck

fuck you
UrbanRats
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(02-12-2013, 07:41 AM)
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saving her cub from a life of torture

I am very dubious about that.
Might just be she was going fucking nuts due to her physical and psychological condition.
People always tend to anthropomorphize these stories.
Horseticuffs
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(02-12-2013, 07:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Divvy

Could have sworn I read this exact thread on gaf a few years ago.

I was just thinking that. Same thread, almost to the letter!
Soyongdori
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(02-12-2013, 07:41 AM)
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Friday, Aug 05, 2011

Old reposts makes me wanna cry.
hym
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(02-12-2013, 07:42 AM)
So this Traditional Chinese Medicine, will they get rid of it once all Chinese have electricity and tap water or is this more like Religion.
SolarPowered
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(02-12-2013, 07:42 AM)
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Jesus motherfuckin Christ

What the hell
rexor0717
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(02-12-2013, 07:42 AM)
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:(
Such a sad story.
The Living Tribunal
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(02-12-2013, 07:42 AM)
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China, you scary.

Edit: Just finished reading the article. WHAT-THE-FUCK.

Is that shit even legal?
Last edited by The Living Tribunal; 02-12-2013 at 07:47 AM.
Hours Left
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(02-12-2013, 07:42 AM)
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*reads article*

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WHAT THE HELLfgsdftncvfdjglnkfpuogesmgaoifedfdslgfdsipfrdfm.
Hypron
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(02-12-2013, 07:43 AM)
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Holy fuck that's disgusting.
paul187
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(02-12-2013, 07:43 AM)
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God damn this is the most fucked up thing I've read in a while. Man how can people be so cruel.
zoukka
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(02-12-2013, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by SquiddyBiscuit

Fuck the superstition and nonsensical beliefs that creates a demand for "folk medicine" made out of random animals.

Also fuck poverty that drives people to poach and torture animals.
TUSR
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(02-12-2013, 07:45 AM)
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TCM.
Eusis
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(02-12-2013, 07:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

I am very dubious about that.
Might just be she was going fucking nuts due to her physical and psychological condition.
People always tend to anthropomorphize these stories.

On the other hand I kind of expect most people, if they had been in the same exact situation, would've lost their shit in a similar manner, so it seem possible the line blurs here.
Vyrance
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(02-12-2013, 07:45 AM)
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Dizamn
Norante
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Night ruined.
Ratrat
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

I am very dubious about that.
Might just be she was going fucking nuts due to her physical and psychological condition.
People always tend to anthropomorphize these stories.

That and the suicide by wall crashing. Horrible and disgusting practice though.
super-famicom
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(02-12-2013, 07:46 AM)
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Fuck. Stop the world, I'm getting off.
Gibbo
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(02-12-2013, 07:46 AM)
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Sorry but I think it's time we need some black ops task force shit or something to fuck these people up
Phire Phox
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(02-12-2013, 07:48 AM)
wow. what messed up story. so sad :(
90TilInfinity
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(02-12-2013, 07:48 AM)
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So fucked up.

Originally Posted by UrbanRats

I am very dubious about that.
Might just be she was going fucking nuts due to her physical and psychological condition.
People always tend to anthropomorphize these stories.

The article also states the bears have to wear iron vests because they try to kill themselves, so I don't think the line of reasoning in the article is unbelievable at all. Especially as she killed herself right after.

Originally Posted by zoukka

Also fuck poverty that drives people to poach and torture animals.

This.
Speedy Blue Dude
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(02-12-2013, 07:49 AM)
Sometimes I hate humanity... story makes me so sad. :/
zoukka
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(02-12-2013, 07:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gibbo

Sorry but I think it's time we need some black ops task force shit or something to fuck these people up

Go ahead and blow up a few animal testing centres, that are used by cosmetics companies. I bet some are closer to you than china.
eudaemonic
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(02-12-2013, 07:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Divvy

Could have sworn I read this exact thread on gaf a few years ago.

Yup.
HomerSimpson-Man
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(02-12-2013, 07:51 AM)
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Goddamn horseshit traditional Chinese medicine. That's just awful.
Kyzer
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(02-12-2013, 07:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Globox_82

as they are unable to bear the pain

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Particle Physicist
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(02-12-2013, 07:52 AM)
Well, that's a nice story to read before going to bed.

:(
LuCkymoON
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(02-12-2013, 07:52 AM)
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South East Asians seem to have a culture of animal cruelty.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=051_1360610354
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(02-12-2013, 07:52 AM)
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What in the flying fuck...
sans_pants
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(02-12-2013, 07:53 AM)
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why is china so horrible to animals?
Jitters
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(02-12-2013, 07:53 AM)
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Not sure what to say that hasn't already been said, but the cage thing is horrifying. Good god.
Rainbow In The Dark
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(02-12-2013, 07:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by jon bones

fuck China and their bullshit undereducated rural communities killing animals for their fake ass "medicine".

Originally Posted by bangladesh

china what the fuck

fuck you

Well, FUCK both of you too. Why blame a whole country when it's just some people doing it?
BorkBork
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(02-12-2013, 07:53 AM)
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I'm Chinese and I know it's not my place to speak for everyone, but I apologize for this disgusting aspect of our culture.
Blood Diamonds
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(02-12-2013, 07:53 AM)
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Oh God what the fucking hell China?!
y2dvd
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(02-12-2013, 07:54 AM)
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Augh reading this is so unsettling.
Sailor
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(02-12-2013, 07:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kyzer

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oh my gosh I didn't even notice..I feel horrible for laughing
Amagon
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(02-12-2013, 07:55 AM)
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Jesus fucking Christ.
zoukka
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(02-12-2013, 07:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by sans_pants

why is china so horrible to animals?

There isn't a general culture of animal rights in peoples mind like in some western countries today.

They probably don't watch Disney movies.
xclaw
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(02-12-2013, 07:55 AM)
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If you need to do this to fellow earth dweller to stay alive.... perhaps you shouldn't be alive.
orientalNoodle
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(02-12-2013, 07:56 AM)
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On the other hand, foie gras is fucking delicious.
wsoxfan1214
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(02-12-2013, 07:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by jon bones

fuck China and their bullshit undereducated rural communities killing animals for their fake ass "medicine".

My thoughts exactly.
Camp Lo
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(02-12-2013, 07:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by sans_pants

why is china so horrible to animals?

Probably no different than other countries do with animals. Pretty horrendous shit nonetheless.

Originally Posted by Soka

Not your fault bro. If I apologized every time a Caucasian fucked up, I'd never stop apologizing. Humans are a fucking virus, simple as that.

fixed
Soka
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(02-12-2013, 07:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by BorkBork

I'm Chinese and I know it's not my place to speak for everyone, but I apologize for this disgusting aspect of our culture.

Not your fault bro. If I apologized every time a Caucasian fucked up, I'd never stop apologizing. Humans are just a bunch of dicks, simple as that.
Mikey Jr.
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(02-12-2013, 07:57 AM)
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More of this e bullshit? Where do they come with this? Seems like every other day they are finding new ways to torture animals.
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Jack Scofield
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(02-12-2013, 07:57 AM)
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China.

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