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S. Korea to Revamp Rules on Aquariums to Better Protect Animal Rights

S. Korea to Revamp Rules on Aquariums to Better Protect Animal Rights

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s oceans ministry said Thursday that it plans to come up with detailed guidelines for aquariums and ban newly established facilities from displaying whales and dolphins amid the public’s growing awareness of animal rights. The move came as the country lacks detailed guidelines over the management of animal [...]

Animal Brains Capable of Understanding Numbers Without Training: Study

Animal Brains Capable of Understanding Numbers Without Training: Study

DAEJEON, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers revealed that animals are inherently born with brains that have a sense of numbers, unlike artificial neural networks. A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) said Monday that animals are capable of understanding numbers without having to go through a [...]

Insured Pets Most Likely to Suffer from Gastritis and Enteritis

Insured Pets Most Likely to Suffer from Gastritis and Enteritis

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The most common illnesses that insured pets are diagnosed with at veterinary clinics in South Korea are gastritis/enteritis and conjunctivitis. Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance Co., a South Korean non-life insurer, said Tuesday the number of pets insured by the company’s pet insurance product ‘Petpemint’ reached about 30,000 just [...]

Anti-barking Devices Ignite Animal Abuse Controversy

Anti-barking Devices Ignite Animal Abuse Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Anti-barking devices that were developed to prevent pet dogs from barking are sparking controversy over animal abuse. A variety of anti-barking devices and after-purchase reviews are available when searching through Internet shopping malls. Most of them are necklace type models that give a physical shock from electricity or ultrasonic [...]