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


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