An Asian black bear with two amputated front paws arrived safely at a new sanctuary in north-east Vietnam.
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Hai Chan was rescued by FOUR PAWS, an international animal welfare group, after being held captive for ten years as a bile bear. Bear stomach bile is harvested and used in traditional Chinese medicine. Hai Chan suffered enlarged adrenal glands, stress, and the two amputated paws. The paws were most likely used to produce bear paw wine. Two other Asian bears were rescued and brought to the sanctuary.
Read more about the rescue: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/bear-bile-paw-wine-rescue-vietnam/
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