Two bear cubs are beginning a brand new life in a sanctuary in Vietnam after being rescued from the unlawful wildlife commerce, an animal welfare group mentioned Friday.
The 2 sisters, named Be and Em, had been confiscated by authorities from a person who admitted catching them in a cardamom subject with a plan to promote them, the 4 Paws organisation mentioned.
Communist Vietnam is a significant hub for the illegal trade in wild animals, and bears are stored to empty the bile from their gall bladders to be used in conventional drugs.
The rescued cubs have been taken to a sanctuary in Vietnam run by 4 Paws, the place they are going to be reared and spend the remainder of their lives.
They can’t be returned to nature as a result of there are not any secure locations for bears in Vietnam and no tasks to reintroduce them to the wild.
“At the moment they mostly eat, play, and sleep but we can already see their individual personalities showing,” Emily Lloyd, Animal Supervisor on the sanctuary, mentioned within the 4 Paws assertion.
“Be is very playful and confident, while Em for now is more reserved but nonetheless curious.”
4 Paws mentioned the sanctuary has hand-raised 5 bears rescued from related circumstances lately.
Vietnam has handed legal guidelines to attempt to curb the wildlife commerce however enforcement is patchy and 4 Paws mentioned the bear bile enterprise was “flourishing”.
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