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From: Richard Thomas [mailto:richard.thomas@traffic.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:25 PM
To: Richard Thomas
Subject: MEDIA RELEASE: New study raises alarm over bear bile farming in Lao PDR

Dear media professional,Please find below a media release concerning a new study carried out by TRAFFIC into bear bile farming in Lao PDR. Should you require further information or images, please drop me a line. Best regards Richard: richard.thomas

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New study raises alarm over bear bile farming in Lao PDR

Lao-bear-farm.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1414578643456Bile extraction taking place in a Laotian bear farm, 2012 TRAFFIC Cambridge, UK, 29th October 2014—The number of bears in farms supplying the widespread and expanding bile extraction industry in Lao PDR has tripled in recent years, with strong evidence the animals are illegally sourced from the wild, a new study published in Oryx finds.

According to credible records, the number…

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