Bile-farmed bears’ hearts ‘not normal,’ says WSU researcher

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A veterinary cardiologist from Washington State University has just returned from an overseas research trip to help determine whether the highly controversial process of “bile milking” Asiatic black bears is damaging their hearts.

WSU biologist probes beastly behavior

Robert Wielgus has studied grizzly bears in Idaho, cougars in British Columbia and lynx in Washington. So when the Washington State University expert on large carnivores took a sabbatical last year, of course he went to … Paris.Wielgus, an associate professor in WSU’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, went to France to help restore grizzly […]