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An animal rights group rescues twenty-eight bears in China. An NGO dedicated to ending animal cruelty in Asia have just released footage of 28 moon bears that were being rescued from a life of torture on bile farms in China. The animal rights group, Animals Asia Foundation (AAF), say the bears were rescued from a farm in Ziyang, in Sichuan Province. Then they were brought to a rescue center in Chengdu in cramped cages and in shocking condition. Five were already dead. The rights group's founder says the surviving bears were emaciated and wounded in various ways and appeared terrified. Some of the bears were blind... some had shattered teeth and were severely wounded. [Dr. Heather Bacon, AAF Senior Veterinary Nurse]: "We're a little bit worried about the bear here just in front of us. She's basically been lying down in the same position even whilst we've been moving around and off-loading other bears in front of her. She's making a very long groaning noise and she just seems very disinterested in anything that's going on." Bear bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine and the black market trade is thriving. It is believed that more than 7,000 bears are imprisoned in the farms across China. The bears are milked daily and kept in tiny metal cages for up to 22 years, before usually dying slowly as a result of chronic infection. In July 2000, AAF signed an agreement with Sichuan authorities to rescue 500 bears in the region and work towards eliminating bear farming in China. Today, Chinese doctors agree that bear bile can be easily replaced with herbal and synthetic alternatives which are both cheap and effective. For more news and videos visit ➡ ‪http://english.ntdtv.com‬ Follow us on Twitter ➡ ‪http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision‬ Add us on Facebook ➡ ‪http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C