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Gov’t to Restore Scarabs and Other Endangered Species by 2027

Gov’t to Restore Scarabs and Other Endangered Species by 2027

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment has launched a project to bring back scarabs to South Korea, which disappeared in the 1970s. The ministry and the National Institute of Ecology (NIE) announced on Sunday that they recently brought 200 scarabs from Mongolia to restore their population. Scarabs, classified as Level II [...]

Controversy Erupts over Low-grade Food Provided to Military Working Dogs

Controversy Erupts over Low-grade Food Provided to Military Working Dogs

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are up in arms over the news that military working dogs are being fed low-grade food, after military working dog Dalgwan became a national hero for finding Cho Eunnuri, 14, who went missing in Cheongju. Rep. Kim Jong-dae of the minor opposition Justice Party asked the Minister [...]

Dog Lauded as National Hero After Finding Missing Girl in Cheongju

Dog Lauded as National Hero After Finding Missing Girl in Cheongju

CHEONGJU, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Cho Eunnuri, a 14-year-old girl who went missing in Cheongju for 10 days, was found in healthy condition in the mountains. Military working dog ‘Dalgwan,’ a 7-year-old male shepherd, is being praised for locating the lost middle school student. Cho was first found by ROK Army Sgt. Major Park Sang-jin and [...]

Innovative Pet Insurance Plan Offers Point System for Health Goals

Innovative Pet Insurance Plan Offers Point System for Health Goals

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance services will provide point benefits on a trial basis within this year if companion animals achieve their target health goals. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) said Thursday it has designated five more innovative financial services, including point benefits for companion animals. To that end, insurtech startup SmallTicket will [...]

Controversy Sparks over Animal Control as Stray Cat Population on Mt. Gyeyang Soars

Controversy Sparks over Animal Control as Stray Cat Population on Mt. Gyeyang Soars

INCHEON, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Local authorities in Incheon are retrieving food bowls for stray cats to control the soaring feline population on Mount Gyeyang. Officials from Incheon’s Gyeyang District said that they have been retrieving cat shelters and food bowls placed near the entrance to the mountain since Thursday. The District Office put [...]

Wild Cats Get Scarves for Population Control

Wild Cats Get Scarves for Population Control

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to apply stronger measures to control the population of stray cats, which has reached an all-time high and begun to impact local ecosystems. The Ministry of Environment decided to implement new neutering methods and put scarves on cats to limit their hunting capabilities. The ministry will [...]