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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 [...]

Animal Abusers to Face Severe Punishment

Animal Abusers to Face Severe Punishment

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Repeated animal abuse and the sale of stray dogs will be dealt with severely, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFRA) proclaimed today. The ministry has called for reforms to the current Animal Protection Law which will tackle head on the problems of animal cruelty and so [...]

Popularity of Pets Soars, but 50% of Owners Consider Abandoning Them

Popularity of Pets Soars, but 50% of Owners Consider Abandoning Them

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent data from the Seoul Institute indicates that one-fifth (20.4 percent) of households in the Korea’s capital now have animal companions as part of their family.  The data, which was based on interviews of 1,014 adults in the city, showed that only 22.8 percent never raised pets, while 56.8 [...]

Parliament Passes Law Requiring License for ‘Pet Dog Factories’

Parliament Passes Law Requiring License for ‘Pet Dog Factories’

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Biziwre) – The National Assembly has passed a law requiring those who run “pet dog factories” to get business licenses from provincial governments, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Friday.  The assembly passed the legislation Thursday to enhance hygiene and prevent ill treatment of dogs at the factories, [...]

Nearly 3 Mln Animals Used in Experiments in S. Korea in 2016

Nearly 3 Mln Animals Used in Experiments in S. Korea in 2016

SEJONG, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 3 million animals were used in experiments by universities and public and private research centers in South Korea last year, government data showed Tuesday.  A total of 2.88 million mammals, amphibians and fish were experimented on by 333 institutions in 2016, according to the data compiled by the [...]