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Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean animal welfare activists said Thursday they will petition the Constitutional Court next month against the government for not curbing dog meat consumption and slaughterhouses. Members of KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) and the PNR (People for Non-human Rights) said in a news conference the government has infringed [...]

Civilian Dog Designated as Civil K-9 for Outstanding Service

Civilian Dog Designated as Civil K-9 for Outstanding Service

SUWON, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A Belgian Shepherd dog that received body detection training at a local pet training center showed outstanding performance in finding missing persons. The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency designated Jesper, and her owner Roh Il-ho as Honorary Neighborhood Police Officers. Roh has been running a pet training center in [...]

Drivers Say Car Seats for Pets are Most Essential

Drivers Say Car Seats for Pets are Most Essential

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Car seats for pets have been chosen as the most essential product for going on a drive with your pet. K Car, a South Korean used-car seller, conducted a survey of 439 male and female adults via Facebook in which 39.2 percent of respondents picked car seats for pets [...]

Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases involving brutal violence and abuse of pets such as dogs and cats are continuing unabated. Although public calls for stern punishment have been aroused and legislation is strengthened whenever shocking cases are reported, critics say that actual punishments meted out are still insignificant. Seoul’s Mapo Police Station recently [...]

Offspring of Dogs Gifted by Kim to Moon Growing Healthily on Island Near N.K.

Offspring of Dogs Gifted by Kim to Moon Growing Healthily on Island Near N.K.

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — An offspring of a pair of Pungsan-breed dogs gifted to South Korean President Moon Jae-in by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is growing healthily on an island just south of the inter-Korean sea border, the Incheon municipal government said Monday. The white female puppy, named Haetnim, is one [...]

Gov’t Mulls Bio-recognition Technology for Pet Registration

Gov’t Mulls Bio-recognition Technology for Pet Registration

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has announced that it is considering introducing advanced bio-recognition technologies, such as animal nose print or nose patterns, in order to improve the pet registration process. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs reported on Sunday that it will spend a total of 692 million won [...]