The thought of any animal in captivity is a terrible one. And if those animals are also being tortured, the need to free them is even more dire.
One brown bear kept for years in a “torture vest” at a Chinese bile farm faced a bleak existence. Thankfully, rescuers came to her aid, but not before they witnessed living conditions that were a shocking reminder of how terrible Asia’s bile industry is for animals.
Bile is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, and the vest strapped to the bear consisted of a metal cage worn around her abdomen, a crude latex catheter to siphon the bile out of her body, and a box to collect the bile.
Thankfully, Caesar was saved by an organization known as Animals Asia. A representative from the organization said that Caesar’s situation was the worst imaginable form of bile farm torture.
Her physical scars have finally diminished to the point that Caesar no longer looks like an animal who suffered in captivity.
To help ensure the safety of other bears just like Caesar, you can make a donation to Animals Asia.
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