Bears as Murphy are used in a terrible industry in Asia, where they are put as small cages as possible when they are small, so small that these cages often grow into the bear. Through a catheter inserted into the bear’s belly, they drain bile until the bear dies. This could, at worst, last for 20 years.
Bear bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine, and it is believed that approximately 12,000 Bears are sitting in small cages around China, South Korea, Laos and Vietnam. The Perfect World Foundation works actively to support organizations at site to stop this terrible trade.