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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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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