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Environment Ministry Distributes Experience Program Manuals for Zoos

Environment Ministry Distributes Experience Program Manuals for Zoos

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment has distributed an educational and experience program manual for the exhibition of animals at zoos to municipal governments and zoos across the country. The exemplary cases of the manual indicate that the programs should be halted if visitors do not comply with control or if [...]

More than 10,000 Birds Killed in Collisions with Windows Every Year: Data

More than 10,000 Birds Killed in Collisions with Windows Every Year: Data

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 40,000 birds have died after running into glass and soundproof walls in the last four years, data showed Monday. Naturing, an open platform for nature-watching, said that since July 2018, 3,497 of its members found 38,084 birds killed in collisions with glass buildings and transparent soundproof walls [...]

Aftermath of Seoul Fireworks Festival Hurts Natural Habitat

Aftermath of Seoul Fireworks Festival Hurts Natural Habitat

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul International Fireworks Festival was held at Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on Saturday. Hosted by Hanwha Group and sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the festival has been held in September or October every year since 2000. Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, [...]

Seoul City to Deploy Expert Investigators to Deal with Animal Abuse

Seoul City to Deploy Expert Investigators to Deal with Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Judicial Police announced that it will recruit additional investigators for an effective crackdown on animal abuse, which has become a growing problem in the city. The Judicial Police recently organized an animal abuse task force comprised of 12 expert investigators including veterinarians. A police report [...]

Taste of Civet Coffee Reproduced Without Animal Abuse

Taste of Civet Coffee Reproduced Without Animal Abuse

DAEGU, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has succeeded in reproducing the taste of civet coffee, known as “kopi luwak,” without harming any animals using fermentation technology. Civet coffee is made from coffee beans plucked from civets’ feces. It’s the world’s most expensive coffee but raised social issues such as animal [...]

Water Cremation Added to Body Disposition Options for Pets

Water Cremation Added to Body Disposition Options for Pets

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Eco-friendly water cremation will now be possible for pet funerals. The Ombudsman for Small and Medium Businesses reported that new enforcement regulations for the Animal Protection Act have recently been implemented, adding water cremation to the list of pet disposition possibilities. Unlike ordinary cremation methods that involve fire and [...]

Watchdog Advises Local Gov’ts to Resolve Dispute over Stray Cats

Watchdog Advises Local Gov’ts to Resolve Dispute over Stray Cats

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The nation’s civil rights watchdog on Monday advised local governments to proactively engage in resolving disputes surrounding protection facilities built for stray cats. The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission advised local governments in a press release to “proactively engage in disputes between local residents over stray cat protection facilities [...]

Efforts Underway to Encourage Great Cormorants to Migrate

Efforts Underway to Encourage Great Cormorants to Migrate

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment on Wednesday formulated guidelines to reduce the number of great cormorants that have changed from winter migratory birds to resident birds, and distributed the directives to local governments across the country. For the spring season, the ministry recommends removing the great cormorants’ nests that remain empty [...]

Hana Tour Excludes Programs with Risk of Animal Abuse from All Travel Packages

Hana Tour Excludes Programs with Risk of Animal Abuse from All Travel Packages

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top travel agency, Hana Tour Inc. said Wednesday it will no longer offer programs included in overseas travel packages that may involve animal abuse. Since November of last year, the company has excluded from all travel packages controversial programs like elephant trekking, carriage rides led by a [...]