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“One of China's largest producers of bear-bile is facing an unprecedented online backlash from angry members of the Chinese public following reports it was planning to list on a local stockmarket…China's public has traditionally been unmoved by animal welfare issues, however animal rights campaigners say the furious reaction to Gui Zhen Tang's listing is evidence that attitudes are changing…Opponents of the practice say that bear-farming, which involves milking the greenish bear bile for use in everything from hair regrowth shampoos, to bear-wine virility tonics and haemorrhoid cures is desperately cruel…China still does not have any animal welfare legislation on its statute books, making it impossible to prosecute for cruelty against animals, however a law is currently being drafted and debated through China's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress.” The Telegraph (15th February 2011)