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Jeolla Province to Trial Automated Calf Feeders

Jeolla Province to Trial Automated Calf Feeders

JEOLLOA, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A number of cattle farms in Jinan County, North Jeolla Province are adopting advanced dairy technology with the help of the local government, which will see calves fed by robotic feeders. Jinan County’s move to use ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in cattle farming is expected to raise feed consumption [...]

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

ULSAN, South Korea, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ulsan city government is purchasing animals known to disturb local ecosystems – including bass (micropterus salmoides), bullfrogs and nutrias – from residents who capture them, as part of its plans to protect its rivers and streams.  The pilot project took off Monday, and those hunting or fishing [...]

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

SEJONG, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service is using high-tech patrol drones for a goat-capturing operation in Daedohae and Hallyeo Haesang National Parks, comprising some 1,800 islands in South Korea’s south and western waters.  The goal is to capture 80 goats that roam on seven uninhabited islands in the area. According [...]

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Moon Jae-in – the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party of Korea and the current front-runner, tailed closely by Ahn Cheol-soo (People’s Party) – introduced five key commitments to South Korea’s animal companions as part of his platform if elected as the next president.  According to a press release [...]

Gyeonggi Province to Designate “Happy Livestock Farms” to Promote Animal Welfare

Gyeonggi Province to Designate “Happy Livestock Farms” to Promote Animal Welfare

SUWON, South Korea, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi Province announced Wednesday that its ordinance on “Happy Livestock Farms” will take effect on July 1, allowing the local government to certify farms that breed animals in a more pleasant environment.  The ordinance was mandated mainly to promote animal welfare in order to prevent diseases, and [...]

African Indigenous Cattle Have Heat Tolerance Genes Not Seen in Korean Cows

African Indigenous Cattle Have Heat Tolerance Genes Not Seen in Korean Cows

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by the African Cattle Genome Consortium – incorporating 17 research teams from nine countries including South Korea – revealed that it is genetic traits that help indigenous cattle in Africa better cope with the continent’s scorching heat, announced the Rural Development Administration on Thursday.  The joint [...]

Animal Rights Advocates Condemn Norway’s Whale Hunt

Animal Rights Advocates Condemn Norway’s Whale Hunt

SEOUL, Apr. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean animal rights activists called on Norway to stop its whale hunt in a rally in Seoul timed with the start of its annual whaling season. Members of the coalition comprising the Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth, the Korean Animal Welfare Association and the Hotpink Dolphins staged the [...]

Pet Stories from South Korea’s Presidential Hopefuls

Pet Stories from South Korea’s Presidential Hopefuls

SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal welfare has been a centerpiece of debate for South Korean politicians recently with the rising popularity of pets in the country. Data shows 21.8 percent of local households were living with animal companions in 2016 with the pet industry expected to triple by 2020 to a 6-trillion-won ($5.34 [...]

Cats, Once A Symbol of Luck, Face Ordeal in Modern South Korea

Cats, Once A Symbol of Luck, Face Ordeal in Modern South Korea

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly one million stray cats roaming around the streets of South Korea face hardships, torture, and sometimes the risk of death due to the negative stereotypes that follow them like a shadow. The character of cats has been vastly misrepresented for some time in Korea, and the stereotypes and dislike [...]