There was a recent case of illegal bear bile sales in San Francisco. The paper and news stories did not tell the real tale of Asian bear bile consumption. The media emphasized the "health" benefits purportedly gained from drinking the bile obtained from the gall bladders of California Black bears and pooh poohed the idea that Asians were drinking the bile as an aphrodisiac. It is because they did not want to cause bad press for Asian immigrants. The truth is, they think it makes them virile.
My ex-boyfriend, the great White/Maltese hunter and taxidermist, used to be a hunting and fishing guide. He occasionally took Asians hunting for Black Bear in California. One time he took 2 Filipino guys hunting and they shot a bear. They immediately cut out the bear's gall bladder and bit into it. My ex, in horror, said "What the hell are you doing?" The guys told him, "It will make your penis hard, for a very long time!" So my ex looked around and said, "Hey, I don't see any women in these woods, so you better stay away from me!"
One time some guy called and asked my ex if he had a bear penis. My ex said, "Only when I'm in the shower!"
My ex also did a good bit of stuffing the Asians' prize fighting cocks! When I first moved in to the house I live in now a guys fighting rooster got loose and was running around the neighborhood. The guy was in a panic, trying to find it. The last time Devil Dog and I saw Mr Rooster, it was hanging out down by the water.