Bear bile industry
- Across Asia up to 20,000 bears are suffering. Forced to endure a lifetime in cruel captivity, they are exploited for their bile – an ingredient used in some traditional Asian medicine.
- Stop the exploitation and suffering of captive bears by ending the bear bile industry for good.
What we're doing
- Working with governments to improve legislation and law enforcement.
- Promoting better welfare for captive bears, while we move to end the bear bile industry.
- Striving to make sure that no new bears enter the captive bear industry.
Help us end the bear bile industry for good
The suffering that bears in the bear bile industry face is intense and unjustified. It must stop.
World Animal Protection is working with governments and organisations to stop this suffering – but we need your support.
Trapped and tortured for bile
Tens of thousands of bears are being exploited for their bile right now, suffering severe pain and psychological distress, caged in unnatural and inhumane conditions.
World Animal Protection is committed to ending the exploitation of bears and is working with governments, global bodies and local partners to create lasting change.
Our vision is for bears to be respected, protected by law and free from exploitation. As well as moving governments, we raise awareness of alternatives to bear bile, including herbal and synthetic products, which are readily available, affordable and effective.
How you can help
With your support, we can stop bears being subjected to a lifetime of pain and psychological distress in the bear bile industry.