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The image of a starving sun bear cub, no bigger than a Cavalier spaniel, trapped in a cage littered with rubbish, will be hard to wipe from the mind.
When I interviewed presenter Giles Clark last month, he assured me the sights he saw in the South-East Asian country of Laos were still giving him nightmares.
A visit to a village market, where boxes of live tortoises were on sale in the street and wine steeped in ground tiger bones was illegally available in darkened shops, left him boiling.‘It makes me sick and it makes me angry,’ he said. ‘There’s a lot of people in this trade who don’t care, as long as they are profiting, and we need to stop it.’
Giles Clark presents Bears About The House (BBC2) and admits the sights he saw in the South-East Asian country of Laos were still giving him nightmares