Beers 4 Bears

I am a silent environmental activist.  You won’t see me in the streets holding placards on a rally but I do as much as I can in my every day life.    That’s why even with the limited page views that my blog gets, I will post topics that I think will help my silent cause.  Who knows, this entry will result from a keyword search and affect and influence another life.

Incidentally, I received this invitation in my email, BEERS 4 BEARS.  Receiving this made me research quite a bit about bears being used for bile farming.  According to Science Based Medicine, such practice is done so because bear bile is used as an ingredient for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to cure trauma, sprains, fractures, and hemorrhoids among others.  I wasn’t aware of such things!  Poor bears!

So through this entry, I support the Free the Bears organization that is involved in countries such as India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Indonesia of their goal to stop such atrocities.

Hopefully through the Beers 4 Bears event on April 26-28, 2011 at the rooftop of Pacharan Bar and Restaurant at 97 Hai Ba Trung St., District 1, there will be increased awareness and sponsorship in the rescue and preservation of bears.

In the end, we all have to answer, “What do you stand up for?  What do you believe in?”  There is no one answer.  It can be many things.  And one thing I stand up for is loving all creatures, great and small.  Well, except cockroaches — especially those that have majored in aviation.

Let’s not let the bears bear it all.

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