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S. Korea to Tighten Restrictions on Animal Experiments at Schools

S. Korea to Tighten Restrictions on Animal Experiments at Schools

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday it will make it much harder for schoolchildren to dissect animals during science class starting in March, allowing the practice only when schools meet certain criteria. The new regulations are aimed at improving the public’s awareness of animal welfare, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, [...]

S. Korea to Strengthen Regulations for Better Animal Welfare

S. Korea to Strengthen Regulations for Better Animal Welfare

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it plans to adopt tougher regulations to prevent animal cruelty and to provide animals with a better living environment as part of efforts to improve animal welfare in the country. The set of strenghtened policies, which runs through 2024, will focus on enhancing the public’s [...]

Are Dogs Livestock? Civic Groups Protest For and Against Dog Meat

Are Dogs Livestock? Civic Groups Protest For and Against Dog Meat

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights groups held a rally in protest after the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs included dogs under the category of livestock in the enforcement ordinance of livestock legislation. The “Companion Animal Organization” against dog meat held a rally near the presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, Sunday [...]

Ulsan Expands “Animal Love” Pet Education Program

Ulsan Expands “Animal Love” Pet Education Program

ULSAN, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education said Tuesday it will expand and operate its “Visiting Animal Love Education” for elementary school students this year. Last year, the municipal education office received applications from elementary schools that wanted such education and held 675 education sessions at 88 schools and for [...]

Veterinary Hospitals Hide Treatment Costs Until Procedure is Complete

Veterinary Hospitals Hide Treatment Costs Until Procedure is Complete

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Veterinary clinics are less likely to announce the cost of treatment in advance, a recent report has revealed. According to a survey conducted by the Consumers Union of Korea (CUK) on 50 animal hospitals in the Seoul metropolitan area last month, the most expensive treatment item was related to [...]

New Government Regulations Limit Animal Dissection for Minors

New Government Regulations Limit Animal Dissection for Minors

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — In the future, minors will be allowed to practice animal dissection only under certain exceptional circumstances, and fines will be imposed on those who violate this directive. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Sunday announced a revision to the enforcement ordinance that sets the standard for [...]