Animals Asia is the only group working on the ground in China to rescue farmed bears. This rescue involves literally hundreds of major surgical operations and thousands of medical procedures, and thus gives us the unique opportunity to study and discuss the devastating veterinary impact that bear farming inflicts on Asiatic black bears. These reports, written by Animals Asia professionals working in the field, are being released to the public and sent to leaders and opinion-makers on an ongoing basis.
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* Veterinary and Welfare Discussions of Bear Farming and Bile Extraction Methods, July 2002. Jill Robinson MBE and Gail M Cochrane, BVMS MRCVS Download Vet Report 2002
* Problems associated with the "free-dripping fistula technique" as a method of bile extraction from Asiatic black bears, July 2003. Download Vet Report 2003
* Compromised health and welfare of bears in China’s bear bile farming industry, with special reference to the free-dripping bile extraction technique Download Vet Report 2007
* Compromised health and welfare of bears farmed for bile in China - 2009 Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. Download Vet Report 2009
* Veterinary issues related to bears (Ursidea), July 2010 - D C Bourne1, J Cracknell 2, H J Bacon3
Wildlife Information Network, The Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom,
Marwell Wildlife, Colden Common, Winchester, United Kingdom
Animals Asia Foundation, Sichuan-Longqiao China Bear Rescue Centre, Chengdu, China