Bear Freed From 9 Years In ‘Torture Vest’ Sees Water For The First Time. Now Watch What He Does

Animals Asia are on a mission to end the cruelty of bile farms and rescue the bears inside from a life of torture. Bear bile is an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. In order to collect the bile from their gallbladders, bears are kept in small cages wearing a crude vest attached to a drainage device connected to a permanent open wound in their abdomen. Bears like Ceasar and Tuffy have been rescued and rehabilitated at Animal Asia’s Chengdu sanctuary. Raised in a cramped cage since birth, most rescue bears would not survive in the wild. The Chengdu sanctuary offers them a safe and comfortable life with access to a protected reproduction of their natural environment. In the video below, watch Tuffy play outside for the first time after spending 9 years in a bile cage.

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