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Steps in Vietnam Toward Ending Illegal Bear Bile Trade

Animal rights activists in Vietnam are hailing the expansion of a bear sanctuary for creatures rescued from the country’s bear bile trade. Efforts to crack down on bear bile farming continue, more than 20 years after the product was officially banned. The opening of two new enclosures at a bear sanctuary in Tam Dao national park this month comes after years of uncertainty, said Tuan Bendixsen, the Vietnam director for Animals Asia. “It’s been a struggle for the last three years and we...

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