Here’s a way to help wild animals wherever you are in the world and it will only take a minute and it’s free to do it.
The IDA (that’s In Defense of Animals) emailed about action that's needed.
Bear bile and goat horn....
China’s National Health Commission recently released a list of recommended treatments for the coronavirus.
Although they had (temporarily) banned the trade and consumption of wild animals on 24 February, on 4 March, the published list recommended – and I can’t believe this – well, maybe I can – an injection with bear bile and goat horn as a treatment for COVID-19. IDA point out that there are many bear bile alternatives. And the World Health Organisation asserts there is no known cure for COVID-19 at the moment.
Bear bile is cruelly extracted from bears held captive on bear bile farms in China and South East Asia. Often their cages are so small that they cannot move. They have no space, no freedom to roam and they are denied everything they need to thrive. A syringe, a catheter or pipe are inserted into an animal’s gallbladder to extract the bile. And bears have to undergo this time and time again.
IDA are asking that we all join them in contacting China’s public health authorities and decision makers to ask for a PERMANENT ban on all exploitation of wild animals. This will help prevent future pandemics. As they say….
“Why would the Chinese government choose to temporarily ban the trade and consumption of wild animals to prevent the spread of disease, while promoting the exploitation of wild animals as an unsubstantiated treatment for COVID-19?”
So here’s what you can do to help stop this happening:
Join IDA in urging the Chinese Ambassador to the US and the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China to withdraw their recommendation of wild-animal derived coronavirus treatments.
And then spread the word.