S Korea bill takes swipe at bear farms

Politicians looking to phase out the farming of animal whose bile is used for traditional medicine.

    Nearly a thousand bears are farmed in South Korea for their bile, which is used in traditional medicine. But politicians are now looking at a bill that would phase out the industry once encouraged by the government. Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Dangjin, South Korea.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

    Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

    Or does it just suffer from the misfortune of being a neighbour of the US?

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.