Wang bought the cubs two years ago from a Vietnamese man and
has been raising his supposed puppies ever since. The proud owner didn't find
anything alarming about his pets until recently. They were very well behaved,
and both had healthy appetites.
However, those appetites soon led to the killing and eating of Wang's pet chickens. Each "puppy" weighed 100 pounds, and as they grew, they looked
less and less like dogs.
Wang still had no idea that his pet puppies were in fact bear cubs
until he read a leaflet about endangered wild animals from the local Public
Security Bureau. To his amazement, Wang realized that he had been illegally raising
Category 2 protected endangered animals for the past two years.
The police were contacted after Wang discussed the situation with his family. The local Forest Public Security Bureau has since been to
Wang's home to remove the two cubs, which have been identified as Asian black
bears, one male and one female.
The cubs were taken to the Yunnan Wild Animal Rescue
Centre. They are reported to be in good health, and the centre is now working
on finding suitable placements for the siblings.