Bear Paw Soup - Learn About This Vile Practise

 Bear Paw Soup - Learn About This Vile Practise

Posted by Connor Whelan on 4th Aug 2016

Every so often, something in the animal world is brought to our attention here at The Great Projects that takes everyone in the office aback. Today, the horrible practise that we have learnt about recently is bear paw soup.

This “delicacy” is in popular in Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, and Laos despite it being illegal.

Bear

A portion of bear paw soup can go for around $1000 a bowl, and this high price is the reason as to why the horrific practise continues. People are making a large profit off of illegally torturing and then killing innocent bears.

Bear paw soup supposedly gives the consumer the power and virility of a bear, but the manner in which the paws are harvested shows a stronger element of cowardice than power.

Most of these bears begin their lives in captivity in bear farms, and they remain in cages up until they meet their grizzly end.

Bear Paw

The method used to remove the paws from the bears is truly barbaric. Each paw is hacked off of the bear, one by one, whilst the poor animal is still alive. This is often done in front of the diner who has just paid for the meal as it supposedly adds an element of showmanship to the whole event.

The front paws are the most expensive as they are seen to be the most tender, and the front left in particular is prized as this is the one that the bear normally licks. This is thought to further increase the tenderness and flavour of the meat.

Even though the defenceless animal has had all four of its paws removed, this is only the beginning.

Once the bear has been de-pawed, they are then brutally beaten until near death. The bears are almost killed via a battering with steel poles. This supposedly ensures that the rest of the bear meat is tender due to the adrenaline realised from the panicked and fearful animal.

The bears are then raised above some boiling water or scalding coals, lowered in feet first, and cooked alive. Only after suffering the most horrific and painful death imaginable will the bears struggles finally be over.

This practise has gone on for thousands of years, since the time of the Chinese Emperors, but we cannot let it continue any longer. Help us protect the bears and stop bear paw soup from ever being eaten again.


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Sheila commented 2 weeks ago
This heinous activity makes me ashamed to be a human being. For God’s sake, what is wrong with people!

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Sheila commented 2 weeks ago
This heinous activity makes me ashamed to be a human being. For God’s sake, what is wrong with people!

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Lao Tze commented 2 months ago
Stop AAPI hate. This article is racist and Sinophobic. How dare you. Evil white colonizer.

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WANDA MASSEY commented 1 year ago
This is barbaric and should not continue in any Country. It makes me sick to think that people actually do this. What's wrong with people?

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Joe Montana commented 2 years ago
That’s terrible !!

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Ali commented 2 years ago
WOW

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Sayan Dey commented 2 years ago
I am speechless.we are inhumans.

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TJ commented 2 years ago
Sounds horrifying doesn’t it? Horrific enough you want to donate money to stop this tragedy? Exactly. Show some photos, videos, anything to prove this is actually happening. Until then, I’ll consider this story as real as any Sasquatch tale I’ve ever heard.

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Veda
replied 2 years ago
https://www-independent-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/bear-meat-albania-restaurant-wildlife-trade-illegal-virus-monkeys-online-a9568441.html?amp
bt
replied 8 months ago
Exactly. They want you to donate but don’t say where the money is going and have provided absolutely not proof of any of this happening. This is a scam to pull at people’s heartstrings and get them to cough up some money. Sad part is how many morons buy into this crap.
Walter B. Weil commented 3 years ago
Even cognizant of the cruelty man is capable of I'm not going to allow myself to believe this.

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Zac commented 3 years ago
What an outrage! I wouldn't pay more than $15 for a front left paw.

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Dottie Spiares commented 3 years ago
This is the most barbaric thing I have heard about in a very long time. This practice needs to be abolished now. The people doing this need to be brought to justice over the killing of these majestic creatures. To kill a bear is bad enough but to kill it using such a brutal way is insane.

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Amy c commented 3 years ago
This is disgusting and Terrible!! What organization is there that is fighting to end this?

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Robin Jones commented 3 years ago
Please stop the suffering of tens bears.

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Gabe commented 4 years ago
It's practice not practise

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Mike Gleave. commented 4 years ago
Sick, monstrous bastards. I wish these "people" would suffer the same fate as the animals they tortured.

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Anonymous
replied 3 years ago
I agree. It's as if they don't realize how unreasonable their "traditions" and beliefs are. They just went ahead and started tormenting these innocent bears like nobody's business.
Mark R commented 4 years ago
Absolutely shocked... Everytime I hear a terrible tradition or backwards way to slaughter a animal I hear something worse.
China should be ashamed of this & why is it kept so quiet???

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Janina Saciuk commented 4 years ago
I’m so sick of China !!!

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Duey commented 4 years ago
Maybe just maybe...we should all capture one of these cruel bastards and do the exact same to them...im in.

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Sofi Nordstrom commented 4 years ago
Have the sickos stop this evil!

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shonali and pranavi commented 5 years ago
we think that this idea is discusting

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