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> Subject: mistreatment of bears
>> This is unimaginably cruel. Please sign.
> We ask the Chinese government for compassion.
> Today in China 10,000 (ten thousand) bears are kept
> prisoner for extracting bile form their gall bladders.
> The bears are kept in a horizontal position, in cages
> that look rather like coffins . They wear a metal
> collar and are held down by pressure bars. A catheter
> is introduced into their body that continuously
> absorbs the liquid from their gall bladders.. The
> bears cannot change their position and remain in this
> condition of permanent pain between 15 and 20 years!
> We cannot accept this cruelty, torture and barbarism
> to continue and be part of the life of these poor
> bears for another minute.
> With their paw they take some food through a little
> opening in the cage. To quench their thirst they have
> to stretch their tongue to lick the bars of their
> prison. They suffer excruciating pain as they have to
> stay for an average of 15 years in the same position
> that deforms their bones.
> We are talking about 15 years or 180 months, or 5,475
> days, or 131,400 hours or 78,844,000 minutes of
> continuous pain. The bile serves a disgusting market:
> it is used to produce shampoos, aphrodisiacs and
> 'miraculous' remedies. During the extraction of the
> liquid, a tube is inserted in the gall bladder; one
> end of the tube stays outside the belly of the bear,
> linked to a machine that extracts the bile.
> The suffering of the animal exceeds the imagination
> the bear wishes death, mutilates himself and tries to
> commit suicide.
> For further information visit:
> < <http://www.geocities.com/Baja/2324/index.html>
> < <http://www.geocities.com/Baja/2324/index.html> (Click
> the English version)
> To help, you just need to copy this email and sign the
> list below, which calls for the immediate end of the
> horrific "Bile Farms" - then send this message to as
> many people as possible. Thanks again.
> Once this list reaches 100, please send to
> ramona@... <mailto:ramona@...> <
> NUMBER - NAME - CITY - COUNTRY
> 1. Anna Rigano - London - UK
> 2. Neil del Strother - London - UK
> 3. Steve Nobel - London - UK
> 4. Rose Buxton - London - UK
> 5. Nick Wood - Pembrokeshire West Wales.
> 6. Ross Heaven - Northampton - UK
> 7. Cheyenne Maloney - Bailey, CO - USA
> 8. Miguel Matos - Coimbra - Portugal
> 9. Ailie Freeland - Sydney - Australia
> 10. Marina Potvin- Qu
> 11. Iain Martin - Sydney - Australia
> 12 Sandra Kemp - Sydney - Australia
> 13 Marlene Jackson - Brisbane - Australia
> 14 Penny Ronald - Sydney - Australia
> 15 Andree Seymour - Sydney - Australia
> 16 Kirsty Vickery - Sydney - Australia
> 17 Mark Ho - Sydney - Australia
> 18 Angela Castle - Sydney - Australia
> 19 Kirsten Pratt - Sydney - Australia
> 20 Julie Weston - Sydney - Australia
> 21 Cindy Coffman - Paris - France
> 22 Damian Scott - Perth - Australia
> 23 Leisel Imlay - Perth - Australia
> 24 Sharon Van Der Graaf - Perth Australia
> 25 Katherine BrowneCooper - Perth Australia
> 26 Barbara Jones - Perth Australia
> 27 Jeanette Jones - Perth Australia
> 28 Brad Smith - Perth Australia
> 29.Chris Riches-Perth,Australia
> 30.Cari Marriott - Sydney Australia
> 31. Steve Marriott - Sydney Australia
> 32. Natalie Bettridge - Perth Australia
> 33. Anna Brown - Perth Australia
> 34. Lisa Scott - Perth, Australia
> 35. Jill Riley - Melbourne, Australia
> 36. Karina Noontil - Melbourne, Australia
> 37. Bernadette Jameson - Melbourne, Australia
> 38. Andrew Snowdon - Melbourne, Australia.
> 39. Julietta Jameson - Sydney, Australia.
> 40. Rhonda Doyle - Sydney, Australia
> 41. Jody Uptin - Sydney, Australia
> 42. Tracy Simpson - Sydney, Australia
> 43. Jill Omar - Sydney, Australia
> 44. Amy Miszalski- Sydney, Australia
> 45. Gary Stewart - Perth - Australia
> 46. Jack Toby - Perth Australia
47. Debbie Wiener, Melbourne, Australia
48. Glenn Hanafin - Melbourne, Australia
49. Diane Jose - Melbourne, Australia
50. Sandra Jose - Melbourne, Austraia.
Sandy 51. Andrea Excell and Glenn Excell Melbourne, Australia.
52. Karlene Gumbs, London - UK
53. Annette Metcalfe, Farnborough - UK
54. A.Corrall, F'boro - UK
55. Lilia Patterson - oxford, UK