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  • Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine

    In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to ''bear farms'' where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is collected as a cure for ailments ranging from an upset stomach to skin burns. The bear may live as long as fifteen years in this state. Rhinos are being illegally ...