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  • Shilpa Shah
    Please sign this if you would like and pass it on to anyone else who might be interested.
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 9, 2003
      Please sign this if you would like and pass it on to anyone else who might be
      interested.

      > ----- Original Message -----
      > >Please take a moment to read this and then please pass it on.
      > >
      > >Perhaps we can help.
      > >
      > >We ask the Chinese government for compassion.
      > >Today in China, over 10,000 (ten thousand) bears are kept prisoner for
      > >extracting bile from 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
      > >other remedies. Much of it is illegally exported overseas and for all
      > >the uses there are at least 75 substitute products. 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.
      > >Between 50 and 60% of the bears die at 1/2 of their life expectancy.
      > >Approximately 100,000 kilos of bile are extracted each year from bears
      > >in China.
      > >For further information visit:
      > >
      > >http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/702576.stm
      > > http://www.arkonline.com/china.htm
      > >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@...
      > >
      > >NUMBER - NAME - CITY - COUNTRY
      > >01. Anna Rigano - London - UK
      > >02. Neil del Strother - London - UK
      > >03 Steve Nobel - London - UK
      > >04. Rose Buxton - London - UK
      > >05. Nick Wood - Pembrokeshire West Wales.
      > >06. Ross Heaven - Northampton - UK
      > >07. Cheyenne Maloney - Bailey, CO - USA
      > >08. Miguel Matos - Coimbra - Portugal
      > >09. Ailie Freeland - Sydney - Australia
      > >10. Marina Potvin- Quebec- Canada
      > >11. Heidi Lavoie _ Toronto-Canada
      > >12. Marc Nelson-Boulder-CO-USA
      > >13. Darlene Turner-Vancouver-Canada
      > >14. Greg Bendz-Vancouver-Canada
      > >15. Michael Irving - Isle of Man - GB
      > >16. Robert Breault - California - USA
      > >17. David Pinkney - Oregon
      > >18. Carol Pinkney - Oregon
      > >19. Ben Bentzien - Oregon
      > >20. Hettienne Grobler - Cape Town, RSA
      > >21. Natasha Diedricks, Cape Town, RSA
      > >22. Anna-Marie West - Cape Town, RSA
      > >23. Gayo L Primic - Cape Town, RSA
      > >24. Rosa Pheiffer - Cape Town, RSA
      > >25 Verity Gorman - Benoni RSA
      > >26 Christina van Niekerk - Kempton Park RSA
      > >27 Judith Coertze - Kempton Park, RSA
      > >28 Riaan Coertze - Kempton Park, RSA
      > >29 Riaan Odendaal - Kempton Park , RSA
      > >30 Tasha van Heerden - Kempton Park, RSA
      > >31 Danielle Mostyn - Kempton Park, RSA
      > >32 Samantha Langley - Durban, RSA
      > >33 Beverley Hitchcox - Durban, RSA
      > >34 Anne Campbell-Barnard - Durban, RSA
      > >35 Carryn Grendon - Durban, RSA
      > >36 Brenda Crook - Durban, RSA
      > >37 Shelley Rebeck - Durban, RSA
      > >38 Kerry Chisholm Batten - London, UK
      > >39 Girvan Roberts
      > >40 Tina Prior
      > >41 Jayne Gillies - Sydney, Australia
      > >42 Marie Schlederer - Sydney, Australia
      > >43 Jayne Milner - Sydney, Australia
      > >44 John Hanlon - Sydney, Australia
      > >45 Catherine Anderson - Sydney, Australia
      > >46 Helen Malin - Sydney, Australia
      > >47 Brendan McDonald - Sydney, Australia
      > >48 Larissa Beavan - Sydney, Australia
      > >49 Rebecca Hurst - Sydney, Australia
      > >50 Ilya levy - Sydney Australia
      > >51 Donna King - Sydney Australia
      > >52 Lisa Simmons - Sydney Australia
      > >53.Ann Barnett - Sydney Australia
      > >54.Sue Gibbons - Sydney Australia
      > >55.Adele Byers - Sydney Australia
      > >56. Ivor Davies - New South Wales Australia
      > >57.Julie McRae - New South Wales Australia
      > >58.Tracey Gurney - New South Wales Australia
      > >59.Nicole Zofrea - New South Wales Australia
      > >60.Karen Bakker- Sydney Australia
      > >61.Val Byers - New South Wales Australia
      > >62.Scott Byers - New South Wales Australia
      > >63. Siobhan Byers - New South Wales Australia
      > >64. Belinda Barton Sydney Australia
      > >65. Debra Barton Sydney Australia
      > >66. Lawrence Bucciol Sydney Australia
      > >67. Rae Crawford Sydney Australia
      > >68. Lucia Di Giacomo Sydney Australia
      > >69. Dianne Profilio Sydney Australia
      > >70. Richard Hall - Sydney Australia
      > >71. Jane Milton - Sydney Australia
      > >72. Sylvia MacRitchie - Sydney Australia
      > >73. Nigel Hook - Sydney Australia
      > >74. Karen McCreadie - Sydney Australia
      > >75. Sally Gibson - San Francisco USA
      > >76. Sascha Kurtz - Brisbane Australia
      > >77. Justine O'Brien - Brisbane Australia
      > >78. Nick Bestevaar - Brisbane, Australia
      > >79. Phoebe Hart - Brisbane, Australia
      > >80. Rachael Gibson - Brisbane Australia
      > >81. Elizabeth Punch - Sydney Australia
      > >82. Torunn Higgins - Sydney Australia
      > >83. Laura Medway - Sydney, Australia
      > >84. Emily Mitterhuemer - Sydney, Australia
      > >85. Marisa Mitterhuemer - Sydney Australia
      > >86. Lorraine Sumners - Sydney, Australia
      > >87. Andrew Chauvel - Sydney, Australia
      > >88. Dudley Cole - Sydney, Australia
      > >89. Helen Sheppard - Devon, England
      > >90. Rikki Robinson - Devon, England
      > >91. Sandhy Robinson-Jones - Devon, England
      > >92. David Dugmore - Maun Botswana
      > >93. Katerina Prentice - London, U.K
      > >94. Savina Serpieri
      > >95. Claudia Donkin - Nairobi, Kenya
      > >96. Emma Ayton - Nairobi, Kenya
      > >97. Anthony Childs- Nairobi, Kenya
      > >98. Royjan Taylor - Watamu, Kenya
      > >99. Clare Taylor - Watamu, Kenya
      > >100. Beth Rune - Mombasa, Kenya.
      > > 101. Hiten Raja - Nairobi, Kenya
      > >102 Bipin Kantaria London
      > >103 Jaysukh Mehta London
      > >104 Anil Parekh- London
      > >105 Sunil Vaghani - London, UK
      > >106 Neeta Vaghani - London, UK
      > Dr Rajesh Khajuria - Vadodara, India
      > Bela Khajuria - Vadodara, India
      > 109. Shilpa Shah - Decatur, GA, USA
      >
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