Martial arts action hero Jackie Chan is spearheading a new campaign to close all of Japan's barbaric bear-fighting pits.

The RUSH HOUR star jumped to help animal rights activists in the Far East when he learned just how widespread bear baiting was in Japan, and now he's on a crusade to close every cruel bear park.

He says, "I usually fight the bad guys, and I'm fighting against something very, very bad.

"A thousand bears are in pain. This is wrong and I'm challenging the people of Japan to stop the suffering."

25/02/2005 03:49