Bears That Inspired ‘Adorable’ Korean Paralympic Mascot Live In Caged Captivity

By: ELISE HU (NPR)   On this farm in Dangjin, South Korea, hundreds of bears live in these cages for 10 years until they are slaughtered for their bile. Conditions for bears used to be far worse. Elise Hu/NPR When South Korea's mountain town of PyeongChang hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games next year, a white tiger and …

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“Let a bear shit in the woods”

Kelly Frances "Let a bear shit in the woods" - Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, Hon LLD Founder & CEO http://www.animalsasia.org The formidable Ms Robinson doesn't mince words, and she has a point, a simple, powerful point: let nature be nature. Refreshingly, her words resonated at a conference on the Sixth Mass Extinction …

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THE SECRET MISERY OF THE MOONBEAR, 2018

Video by Animals Asia, 2018 The moon bear has been chosen as a mascot for the 2018 Winter Olympics, to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. However, the reality for thousands of these bears is dark: trapped inside small cages for most of their lives waiting to be slaughtered for their bile. South Korea has 39 of …

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How far would you go????

Super-supporter from the UK is just a few weeks into a 90-day journey that will take her the entire length of Britain – all for animals in need. On a cold but blue-sky day in February a woman is standing alone with a backpack on England’s Bodmin Moor. Her brightly-coloured red hair makes her stand …

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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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