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Drug Firm Draws Fire from ARAs

[China Daily]

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.
The 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
its going public.

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