Photo: U.S. Bear Gallbladders Sold on Black Market



Dried bear gallbladders are seen in Richmond, Virginia, on January 7, 2004, following an undercover sting operation into black market trade in black bear parts.

A newly proposed federal law would make illegal any trade in U.S. bear parts, which are highly coveted in Asian food and medicine.

Photograph courtesy AP Photo/Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries


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