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South Korea to Implement Stricter Dog Leash Law in March

South Korea to Implement Stricter Dog Leash Law in March

SEJONG, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Aggressive dogs will be required to wear leashes and muzzles in public places and dog owners who violate the regulation will be fined under a revised animal protection law starting from March, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it will give [...]

180 Tons of Trout on the Move for Hwacheon Ice Festival

180 Tons of Trout on the Move for Hwacheon Ice Festival

HWACHEON, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Work to move 180 tons of trout for the Hwacheon Ice Festival has begun. Hwacheon County announced on Wednesday that trout from across the country are being moved to a local fishing farm ahead of the annual Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. The first haul of trout weighing 800 kilograms, [...]

Largest-ever Skin Impression on Dinosaur Footprint Found in S. Korea

Largest-ever Skin Impression on Dinosaur Footprint Found in S. Korea

BUSAN, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team said Monday it has recently uncovered a large skin impression on a sauropod dinosaur footprint from the Early Cretaceous period in floodplain deposits in southeastern South Korea. The team led by Paik In-sung, an earth and environmental science professor at Pukyong National University, exposed [...]

Suwon Residents on High Alert for Migratory Droves of Rooks

Suwon Residents on High Alert for Migratory Droves of Rooks

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – A migratory bird, the rook typically flies southwards in a bid to get away from the colder climate up north, a naturally occurring phenomenon that has had some unfortunate consequences for the city of Suwon.  Last December, more than 3,000 rooks blanketed various areas of the city, taking up [...]

Pet Owners Say Muzzles Are Not the Answer for People, Animal Coexistence

Pet Owners Say Muzzles Are Not the Answer for People, Animal Coexistence

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Kim Min-ji, a 28-year-old living in northern Seoul, said she has recently become more conscious of pedestrians when walking her Pomeranian at nearby parks, after a French bulldog owned by a popular singer bit a neighbor who later died from complications in October. Jeon Ga-yong, a 34-year-old resident of [...]

Mounting Outcry over Too-small Space for Elephants in S. Korean Zoos

Mounting Outcry over Too-small Space for Elephants in S. Korean Zoos

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The poor living conditions of elephants in South Korean zoos are in the spotlight after an investigation by an animal rights advocacy group unearthed widespread neglect. A conference on the development of zoos and aquariums was held at Rachael Carson Hall in Seoul on October 27, and the representative [...]

Feasibility of New Off-Leash Dog Reporting System in Question

Feasibility of New Off-Leash Dog Reporting System in Question

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A new companion animal safety law requiring pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash in public amid a spate of vicious dog attacks in recent months is already being questioned over its effectiveness. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Wednesday, a new reporting [...]

South Korea to Tighten Regulations on Negligent Dog Owners

South Korea to Tighten Regulations on Negligent Dog Owners

SEJONG, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will strengthen punishments for those who leave their dogs unleashed in public spaces and add specific dog bite clauses to animal protection laws to address safety concerns, the agriculture ministry said Monday. Calls have risen to urge dog owners to constrain their pets in public spaces as [...]