A team of animal rescuers discovered Two Asian bears in the basement of a clothing store in Son La, North Vietnam They were rescued and taken to a sanctuary in Nin Bin City, where a long-awaited recovery awaits, the World Animal Welfare Organization Four Powers said Wednesday.
Four Pavs rescuers rate it Two bears – a boy named Juan and a girl named Mo – lived in complete darkness in that basement for 17 years, and only when they were subjected to bile extraction procedures could they see artificial light. A substance used as a remedy in traditional Chinese medicine.
Rescue witnesses said the animals had been stunned by survival conditions for years: The cages were rusty and dirty, there was no ventilation, the captives left them alone in the dark for hours, they were given no stimulants and given rotten vegetables.
In order to get them out of their locked place, the rescuers had to seduce Juan and Mo. They were then subjected to various medical tests, and studies aimed at extracting the bile revealed that both were suffering from gallbladder disease as they were pierced in the organs. In addition, Juan is overweight, has liver disease, and has lost many teeth from chewing the wires of his cage in an attempt to escape.
“This is the first time we have rescued bears from an environment where there is no natural light and only exposed them to artificial light. Despite being exploited for their bile for many years, in such horrible situations, both Moe and Juan were very calm and fearless when we arrived.Cecilia Calogeropoulu, a four-pounder veterinarian responsible for rescuing and relocating these animals, said in a statement from the organization. I add: “We will test them further at our sanctuary clinic and determine their best future care. The bears are very tough, but it will still be a long way to go.”
After the first search, the two bears were loaded onto a truck to be taken to a sanctuary in the town of Nin Bin, about nine hours away. The site is a haven for bears rescued from the illegal bile trade A Wildlife Awareness Center in Vietnam. Four Pavs explained that some of the 40 Asian black bears already living in the sanctuary were not only victims of bile extraction before they were rescued, but also illegal wildlife smuggling.