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New Regulations Aim to Prevent Harm Caused by Animal Hoarding

New Regulations Aim to Prevent Harm Caused by Animal Hoarding

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — In order to prevent so-called animal hoarders from taking in more pets than they can look after properly, new guidelines regarding the matter will be issued by the government. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that it was currently reviewing enforcement regulations concerning animal protection [...]

22 People Saved by Gangwon Search and Rescue Dogs Over 4 Years

22 People Saved by Gangwon Search and Rescue Dogs Over 4 Years

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In July, a man in his 70s was reported missing on a small mountain in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. Rescue workers were mobilized to help find the missing man, but the rugged terrain made the operation difficult. Gangwon Province’s fire department then deployed John, a 7-year-old search and rescue dog, [...]

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government may consider revising the law on domestic animals to remove dogs from the list of livestock but prohibiting the consumption of dog meat altogether may require more time and discussions, a senior presidential secretary said Friday. “The government will consider revising the related regulations so dogs may [...]

No More Stress for Pigs and Chickens

No More Stress for Pigs and Chickens

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An unconventional section has made its way into the fresh meat category at Hyundai Department Store’s Mokdong branch. The new section only offers “ethical meat produced on healthy farms” certified for having guaranteed proper welfare for the animals. With an increasing number of South Koreans opting to exercise ethical [...]