Rescued from Years of Torment: Caesar the Bear Finds Freedom
Caesar, a brown bear, endured years of suffering at a bile farm in China. Confined to a cramped cage, she lived with the constant pain of bile extraction from an open wound, while also burdened by a torturous metal vest around her abdomen. When Animals Asia embarked on a mission to rescue her in 2004, Caesar was in a pitiful state.
“I vividly recall her rescue four years ago, when she thrashed violently in her decrepit cage on the bear farm in Tianjin, and I feared she would break free,” wrote Jill Robinson, founder of Animals Asia, on their website. “Caesar was understandably a profoundly distressed bear.” Fortunately, after undergoing years of rehabilitation, Caesar’s wounds have healed, and she now enjoys robust health. Finally, this majestic bear can experience a life of freedom.
“For the past twelve blissful years, Caesar has resided with Animals Asia in Chengdu, relishing in sun-drenched swims and embracing her innate digging instincts, especially during the cool autumn months,” shared Animals Asia with The Dodo.
The bile extracted from bears, stored in the gallbladder, is used in traditional Chinese medicine. Although this cruel practice is widely condemned, it is estimated that approximately 10,000 bears are still trapped in China’s bile farms.
This bear endured years of agony in a metal vest at a bear bile farm in China.
The vest served the purpose of collecting the bear’s bile, used in traditional Chinese medicine.
“I vividly recall her rescue…when she thrashed violently in her decrepit cage…and I feared she would break free.”
“Caesar was understandably a profoundly distressed bear.”
Thankfully, after years of recovery, Caesar can finally embrace a life of freedom.
Her scars have healed, and she enjoys robust health.
She adores her afternoon naps…
…and revels in the freedom to move.
But swimming is her absolute favorite!