Bear bile industry

The problem

  • 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.

The solution

  • Stop the exploitation and suffering of captive bears by ending bear bile farming for good.

What we're doing

  • Working with governments to improve legislation and law enforcement.
  • Striving to make sure that no new bears enter the captive bear industry.

Help more bears find sanctuary

Together with our partner organisation the Bioresource Research Centre (BRC), we arrange the surrender of baiting bears, and bring them to the World Animal Protection-funded sanctuary where they can live the rest of their days free from pain and violence.