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Gone ice fishing

Jan 28,2019
A frozen lake in Hwacheon County, Gangwon, is crowded with ice fishers Sunday, the final day of the 2019 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. The 16th edition of the annual festival attracted a record high number of visitors, estimated at1.8 million, including 150,000 foreign tourists, according to the county. The festival has greatly contributed to the regional economy. But arguments that ice fishing festivals are a form of animal abuse have gradually grown in recent years. [HWACHEON COUNTY]