Plight of the Moon Bear

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Since the 1980s, the practice of bear farming has devastated populations of Asiatic black bears, more commonly known as moon bears. These bears are hunted for their bile which has been proven to be medically beneficial to humans. Host Steve Curwood talks with Jill Robinson, founder of the China Bear Rescue Project, about the conditions that she's witnessed on bear farms throughout Asia, and her attempt to reverse the long-held belief that bear farming will save the moon bear.

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