29 Apr '11, 5am

Here’s what @jojo_struys wrote in her Star column abt the sun bears.. *shudder*

Here’s what @jojo_struys wrote in her Star column abt the sun bears.. *shudder*

Here’s what I wrote in my Star column today *shudder* 2011 Feb 11 Bears ‘harvested’ for their parts A Different Spin By JO-JO STRUYS There are moments in our lives that can change us forever. For a British lady called Jill Robinson, founder of Animals Asia Foundation, it was when she broke away from her tour group and walked right into a bear bile farm in China years ago. She descended a flight of stairs leading to a dim basement where she saw dozens of bears kept alive, only for their bile. They were in cages so small, also called ‘crush cages’, that the bears could not even stand in them. “It made me sick to my stomach” she said. The bears were moaning with their bellies punctured with crude, infected devices for farmers to extract their bile, twice a day. The bears kept in these cruel conditions over the years were reportedly driven crazy by confinement. Many of them th...

Full article: http://jojostruys.com/index.php/2011/02/heres-what-i-wrot...

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