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A Guizhentang employee is extracting bear bile via a permanently implanted tube.
Animal activists are mimicking bile extraction procedure in front of a Guizhentang retail store in Shenzhen.
A share listing plan by a company named Guizhentang that sells tonics made with bear bile has provoked a storm of criticism in China's online media from animal rights groups and celebrities
Seventy two well-known entertainers, writers and other celebrities signed a petition to the China Securities Regulatory Commission urging it to withhold approval for the initial public offering by Guizhentang, a Chinese medicines maker.
Hundreds of thousands of comments on "weibo", the Chinese counterpart of Twitter, blasted the company for extracting bile from the bears. A company spokesman contacted Friday refused comment and labelled activists as "well-fed
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