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South Korea Under Pressure to Regulate Animal Testing

South Korea Under Pressure to Regulate Animal Testing

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is facing calls from animal advocacy groups to end animal testing. The Korea Association for Animal Protection (KAAP) has criticized South Korea over the growing number of animal experiments conducted in the country. “Cruel animal experiments which only serve the interests of human beings are irresponsible and unnecessary [...]

S. Korea to Open Asia’s Largest Arboretum with Released Siberian Tigers Next Week

S. Korea to Open Asia’s Largest Arboretum with Released Siberian Tigers Next Week

BONGHWA, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s forest authorities said Tuesday they plan to open an arboretum with two Siberian tigers strolling in a “tiger forest” in southeastern South Korea next week as part of efforts to preserve the endangered species in the wild. The Korea Forest Service will open to the public on [...]

Insect Industry Growing Wings in South Korea

Insect Industry Growing Wings in South Korea

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s insect industry is on the rise. In North Gyeongsang Province, the number of insect farms increased by 63 percent last year, from 244 to 398 households with an increase of 209 workers.  Since 2014, when there were 68 households farming insects, the industry has seen more entrants [...]

Over 3 Million Animals Used in Testing Last Year in South Korea

Over 3 Million Animals Used in Testing Last Year in South Korea

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite growing criticism, the number of animals used in South Korean lab experiments is increasing, reaching 3 million for the first time last year. Data from the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency released on Wednesday revealed that the number of animals used for testing and research rose 7.1 percent last [...]

Animal Activists Fight Prejudice Against Dark Dogs

Animal Activists Fight Prejudice Against Dark Dogs

An animal rights group has launched a campaign to combat prejudice against dark dogs in South Korea. SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal advocacy group Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth, known as CARE, uploaded a YouTube video highlighting the prejudice facing darker dogs, as part of its Black Dog Campaign. The four-and-a-half-minute long video produced [...]

Beefed Up Penalties for Animal Cruelty, Pet Abandonment Goes into Effect

Beefed Up Penalties for Animal Cruelty, Pet Abandonment Goes into Effect

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A revision to the Animal Protection Act that toughens punishment for perpetrators of animal cruelty and pet owners who abandon their animals has gone into effect as scheduled starting today. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs will expand the scope of “animal cruelty” to include force-feeding animals [...]