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Mother bear kills cub and then itself


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Mother bear kills cub and then itself

Mensagem por Romana

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.

A person who was on the farm in place of a friend witnessed the procedures and told 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.

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Mensagem em Sab 13 Ago 2011, 15:19 por Kel'thesuda

Que bárbaro!

O desespero do animal para tomar uma acção destas! E a inteligência de saber que era a melhor saída! Crying or Very sad


Mensagem em Sab 13 Ago 2011, 22:44 por Exaurido

o meu pai e os meus tios quando eram crianças viram uma rata que estava presa na gaiola a dar a luz e a comer as crias...
Só mostra que qualquer animal é capaz de sentir stress e desespero tal como nós
Cheira a Vara

Mensagem em Dom 14 Ago 2011, 01:55 por Cheira a Vara

esta gente é com cada uma... acho q quando deus distribuiu cerebros mais desenvolvidos nos seres humano estes ficaram a dormir, so pode... as brutalidades certas "pessoas" sao capazes de fazer da muito sentido a celebre frase "quanto mais conheço as pessoas mais gosto dos animais"

Mensagem em Qua 14 Set 2011, 03:04 por Broncossauro

Somos o animal mais inteligente e ao mesmo tempo o mais burro

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