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Nguyễn Phú Trọng, President of Vietnam

Although the practice was allowed to continue for too long, we were heartened when Vietnam banned the practice of bear-bile farming - a vile and intrusive procedure which involves keeping bears in captivity and forcing them to produce bile through a catheter. But now, we are concerned with the lack of planning and accountability as the bear farms begin to shut down.

Bear paws are a highly valuable delicacy throughout Southeast Asia and are generally harvested through a gruesome and cruel process. Bear claws are considered more valuable and to have stronger healing power if the bear paws are cut off while the bear is alive, so bear paws are cut off one-by-one as the animal struggles in pain. After, the bears are often beat alive to make their meat tender. Finally, to cook the meat, bears are often boiled while still alive. This practice is cruel, inhumane, and completely unnecessary. Bear paws should not be an acceptable delicacy or tradable item.

But without a clear plan to transition bears from the bear-bile farms into sanctuaries, many bears will meet this tragic fate, as former bear farmers try to cash-in on their investments. We are begging you to help these bears escape this terrible end.

Help save bears from terrible farming and harvesting procedures by putting together a plan to transition these bears into sanctuaries. We are watching and will hold you accountable for the well-being of these animals.

Signed,

Stop Animal Cruelty

This petition closed 15 days ago

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Without a clear plan to transition bears from illegal bear-bile farms into sanctuaries, many bears will be harvested for bear paw soup - a soup that is traditionally made from paws cut off live...

Without a clear plan to transition bears from illegal bear-bile farms into sanctuaries, many bears will be harvested for bear paw soup - a soup that is traditionally made from paws cut off live bears. Demand a transition plan to help bears avoid this cruel fate.

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