The tide may finally be turning in favor of innocent bears long harvested in China for their bile. Now, 150 more drug stores in China announced they will no longer sell bear bile products bringing the total to more than 260 pharmacies and 11 companies in China that are saying no to bear bile.
While that is good news there is still a long way to go. Thousands of bears are being tortured, forced to live in tiny cages where they can’t turn around or even stand up. Tubes have been plunged in to these bears to suck out their bile to use in traditional medicines. Despite the fact that studies now say bear bile may cause more harm than good.