Fuzhou - A pharmaceutical company that makes
medicines from bear bile has once again drawn fire from animal rights
activists as it attempts to go public for a second time.
company, Guizhentang Pharmaceuticals, founded in 2000, extracts bile from
captive bears for traditional medicines. The company farms 470 bears and
hopes to increase the number to 1,200, according to its website.
Bai Yipeng, founder of the China SOS Help, a non-governmental
organization that advocates for animal rights, said on Wednesday that he and
others had bought shares of the drug company in order to oppose