Across Asia, about 20,000 bears, mostly moon bears, are living a nightmare that is almost impossible to imagine.
Captured as cubs - their mother's are killed for them - the are put into 'crush cages' where they will live out their lives with a permanent shunt or drain connected to their bile ducts.
They can survive up to 20 years like this. Never leaving this one, tiny cage - not much bigger than they are - constantly wounded, in pain and going mad.
The hot spots: China, Vietnam, Korea, Laos, and Burma (Myanmar).
Why? The bear bile is sold as a remedy for everything from hangovers to cancer.
It's illegal in some of these countries, but enforcement is almost nil.
WSPA is working to set up a Bear Bile Hot Line, that folks with a heart can call to report bear bile operations.
And in Vietnam, 110,000 forward-thinking folks have signed a pledge to never use bear bile. That's a good start.
Please visit WSPA's Facebook page for more info.
Oh, and the toes? WSPA temped media out to learn about this absolutely despicable practice with manis and pedis by Elixir Spa. And cupcakes. Vegan, cupcakes by Prairie Girl.
Twitter hashtag: #barefoot4bears
Oh, and while you're visiting WSPA's Website, will you please take the pledge to Buy Cage Free eggs? Will you do it for her?