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Pet Owners Say Muzzles Are Not the Answer for People, Animal Coexistence

Pet Owners Say Muzzles Are Not the Answer for People, Animal Coexistence

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Kim Min-ji, a 28-year-old living in northern Seoul, said she has recently become more conscious of pedestrians when walking her Pomeranian at nearby parks, after a French bulldog owned by a popular singer bit a neighbor who later died from complications in October. Jeon Ga-yong, a 34-year-old resident of [...]

Mounting Outcry over Too-small Space for Elephants in S. Korean Zoos

Mounting Outcry over Too-small Space for Elephants in S. Korean Zoos

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The poor living conditions of elephants in South Korean zoos are in the spotlight after an investigation by an animal rights advocacy group unearthed widespread neglect. A conference on the development of zoos and aquariums was held at Rachael Carson Hall in Seoul on October 27, and the representative [...]

Feasibility of New Off-Leash Dog Reporting System in Question

Feasibility of New Off-Leash Dog Reporting System in Question

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A new companion animal safety law requiring pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash in public amid a spate of vicious dog attacks in recent months is already being questioned over its effectiveness. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Wednesday, a new reporting [...]

South Korea to Tighten Regulations on Negligent Dog Owners

South Korea to Tighten Regulations on Negligent Dog Owners

SEJONG, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will strengthen punishments for those who leave their dogs unleashed in public spaces and add specific dog bite clauses to animal protection laws to address safety concerns, the agriculture ministry said Monday. Calls have risen to urge dog owners to constrain their pets in public spaces as [...]

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 [...]