Cuddly Olympic mascot draws attention to controversial South Korean bear farms

JIM MICHAELS  |  USA TODAY 1:33 a.m. GMT+7 Feb. 19, 2018 https://uw-media.usatoday.com/video/embed/110334796?placement=embed https://uw-media.usatoday.com/video/embed/110334796?placement=embed">Click to watch video  Inside a dog meat farm near Winter Olympics Just 25 miles from the Olympics, the painful sight of Korea’s dog meat trade is laid bare. USA TODAY SPORTS PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The Asiatic black bear is one of the …

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Why moon bears need a moment in the sun

The official mascot for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games is a moon bear. It may not sound like a big deal, but the species really needs this. Moon bears are waning in the wild, depleted by decades of hunting and habitat loss. But this ancient species — which ranges from Iran to Japan, and whose …

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Dutch speed skater – controversial remark about Dog meat

Special thanks to Joseph Borderi GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) -- Dutch speed skater Jan Blokhuijsen has made a controversial remark during a press conference after the Netherlands captured bronze in the men's team pursuit, which apparently targeted South Korea's culture of consuming dog meat. "Please treat dogs better in this country," Blokhuijsen said Wednesday …

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