British Vet : ” I Cried Every Day” re China’s Incredible Cruelty To Bears

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‘I cried every day’: British vet’s harrowing mission to give sight back to bears blinded in China’s cruel ‘farms’ that harvest their bile for medicine

  • Claudia Hartley became first vet to perform cataract surgery on moon bear
  • They are starved and locked in cramped cages while their bile is harvested
  • Bile, once used in tonic, is now in shampoos, toothpastes and eye drops
  • She first heard of their plight in 2008 and has rescued sight of eight bears
  • Up to another 20,000 endangered bears thought to still be trapped on farms

By Lorraine Fisher for MailOnline

Despite the sweltering afternoon heat, Snoopy the bear is playing happily – if rather impatiently – in the sun.

Before long, her thick black fur will force her to return to wallow in the coolness of…

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