Problem

Commercial exploitation of wild animals

Incidence:
In China, black bears are kept for their entire lives in confining cages no bigger than transport crates so that their bile gland can be pierced and drained weekly to produce a form of Chinese medicine. An estimate of bears subject to this treatment in the mid-1990's is around 40,000.
Strategies:
Using animals
Values:
Exploitation
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET