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.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET