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S Korea activists use G20 to highlight bear farms

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South Korea gets to parade its credentials as an emerging world power this week with its hosting of the G20 summit meeting in Seoul.

But animal rights campaigners hope to use the occasion to highlight something that they say undermines the country's modern image - the farming of bears for their bile.

Asiatic black bears, native to much of Asia, are sometimes called moon bears because of the crescent shaped markings on their chests.

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