Traffic: More shops selling sun bear bile and its by-products


PETALING JAYA: Sun bears are still under threat as the number of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) shops selling the animal’s bile and by-products has increased compared to four years ago, says wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic.

The NGO said bear-based medicines were offered in 69% of TCM shops surveyed in peninsular Malaysia from 2017 to last year, compared to 48% in 2012.

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