An Asiatic black bear looks out from a cage at the bear farm operated by Flower World in the southern Chinese city of Nanning, March 2014. Asiatic black bears are also known as "moon bears" for the crescent of white fir on their chests. Government-run Flower World agreed this week to convert its facility into a bear sanctuary. That means its occupants will never again face the risks posed by bear bile extraction for traditional medicine in China.
An Asiatic black bear looks out from a cage at the bear farm operated by Flower World in the southern Chinese city of Nanning, March 2014. Asiatic black bears are also known as "moon bears" for the crescent of white fir on their chests. Government-run Flower World agreed this week to convert its facility into a bear sanctuary. That means its occupants will never again face the risks posed by bear bile extraction for traditional medicine in China. MCT
An Asiatic black bear looks out from a cage at the bear farm operated by Flower World in the southern Chinese city of Nanning, March 2014. Asiatic black bears are also known as "moon bears" for the crescent of white fir on their chests. Government-run Flower World agreed this week to convert its facility into a bear sanctuary. That means its occupants will never again face the risks posed by bear bile extraction for traditional medicine in China. MCT

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