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"There are officially about 7,000 bear farms in China, but groups suspect the actual number to be higher. The World Society for the Protection of Animals estimates that approximately 12,000 bears are currently suffering on bear farms around Asia, with an estimated 16,000 left in the wild, who are considered an endangered species. The active ingredient in bear bile, UDCA, can be synthetically created without the use of animals.”
News report (May 2010)