Fang Shuting, the chairperson of the Chinese Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine says that bears are perfectly happy having their gall bladders drained. When speaking at a press conference yesterday, he reportedly said, “The process of extracting bear bile is like turning on a tap: natural, easy and without pain. After they’re done, the bears can even play happily outside. I don’t think there’s anything out of the ordinary! It might even be a very comfortable process!”
Activists and journalists were unimpressed with Mr Shuting’s comments. Shortly after the press conference, a journalist working for the Xiaoxiang Morning Post released undercover video of bear bile being gathered at a farm in China. The video, which has since gone viral in China, shows a bear screaming in pain as it’s gall bladder is drained of bile to make medicine.
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