The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has prohibited travel agents from taking tourists to visit illegal bear rearing centers across the country.
They stipulate that travel agents are forbidden to lead foreigners to bear farms where illicit extraction of the animal bile for trade takes place.
Such retrograde acts will destroy Vietnam’s policy and also the international community’s efforts for protection of wild life, the decision clearly states.
In addition, taking foreign tourists to illegal bear rearing farms will badly influence the image of a friendly country like Vietnam.
The agency has warned that travel agents may face revocation of their business license if they intentionally violate the regulation.