Yesterday, Fang Shuting, the chairperson of the Chinese Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine gained notoriety for saying at a press conference, ”The process of extracting bear bile is like turning on a tap: natural, easy and without pain. After they’re done, the bears can even play happily outside. I don’t think there’s anything out of the ordinary! It might even be a very comfortable process!” Since then, this video posted by an undercover journalist from the Xiaoxiang Morning Post, which shows bear bile being collected at a farm, has gone viral. The process, as you can see (and hear), is neither comfortable nor enjoyable, and no bears are seen “playing happily outside”.