CHINA-FUJIAN-BEAR BILE MANUFACTURER-FARM OPENING (CN)
(120222) -- HUI'AN, Feb. 22, 2012 (Xinhua) -- A staff member shows a cup of bear bile extracted from a live bear at a bear farm of Guizhentang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., which makes medicine by using bile extracted from live bears, in Hui'an, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 22, 2012. Guizhentang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., which has been attacked over the last couple of weeks for what animal rights activists have referred to as brutal bile extraction, opened one of its bear farms to the media Wednesday morning, a move aimed at quelling public criticism of its operations and planned initial public offering (IPO). (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan) (lfj)
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