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> The de­mand for bear bile causes im­mense an­i­mal cru­elty.

> In a land­mark step, lead­ers of the tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine in­dus­try in Malaysia have called for a stop to us­ing bear bile.

> There are over 50 al­ter­na­tives to bear bile.

> Due to the high prices, some traders are sell­ing fake or adul­ter­ated bear bile. The crude ex­trac­tion process may also con­tam­i­nate the bile.

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