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Forcing Diet on Chickens Not Effective in Removing Pesticides

Forcing Diet on Chickens Not Effective in Removing Pesticides

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Putting chickens on a forced diet as a way of getting pesticides out of their system has been proven ineffective, and actually raises the level of pesticides in their body, agriculture authorities have learned. A number of South Korean poultry farms embroiled in the latest egg contamination scandal are continuing [...]

Government to Adopt EU Standards for Livestock Density

Government to Adopt EU Standards for Livestock Density

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean agriculture minister has announced plans to shake up the farming industry and move towards more animal-friendly practices including imposing EU standards for livestock density, following an egg contamination scandal that turned the country upside down. At a policy meeting held on Wednesday at the Sejong Government Complex [...]

Battery Cages and Loose Environmental Regulations Behind South Korea’s Latest Egg Contamination Scandal

Battery Cages and Loose Environmental Regulations Behind South Korea’s Latest Egg Contamination Scandal

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With the scandal surrounding eggs contaminated with harmful pesticides continuing to sweep South Korea, the long debated issues of controversial battery farms and poorly conducted environmental regulations are back in the spotlight. As an increasing number of chicken farms involved in the egg contamination scandal have been found to [...]

Deadly Heat Wave Hits South Korea, Causing Mass Animal Deaths

Deadly Heat Wave Hits South Korea, Causing Mass Animal Deaths

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the mercury hitting highs of around 36 degrees Celsius, a sweltering heat wave that has stricken South Korea is now costing the lives of thousands of animals across the country. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), over 1,200 people fell ill due to [...]

Lax Regulations Means Wild Animals Are Slaughtered and Buried Indiscriminately

Lax Regulations Means Wild Animals Are Slaughtered and Buried Indiscriminately

ULSAN, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Harmful wild animals such as boars and elk captured across South Korea number in the tens of thousands every year. However, they are being unlawfully handled and treated due to unrealistic regulations concerning their post-mortem treatment including slaughter and disposal.      Boars captured by hunters are usually slaughtered close to [...]