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Controversial Korean Air Commercial Stars Boston Terrier Boarding Aircraft

Controversial Korean Air Commercial Stars Boston Terrier Boarding Aircraft

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A new commercial for Korean Air Lines Co. is raising controversy over the treatment of animals. Korean Air recently screened a promotional video created for its new flight route opened between Incheon and Boston. The video stars a Boston Terrier sneaking into a Boston bag to try to return [...]

Seoul City to Publish Standard Manual for Animal Protection Agencies

Seoul City to Publish Standard Manual for Animal Protection Agencies

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to develop a manual on animal management for animal protection facilities to better protect abandoned animals. The city announced on Saturday that it will form an expert committee comprised of civil groups, academics (veterinarians, bioethics researchers), and other subject matter experts to complete the [...]

Nascent ‘Pet Tech’ Market Growing Steadily

Nascent ‘Pet Tech’ Market Growing Steadily

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Advanced information and communication technology (ICT) for companion animals is spreading. The Institute of Information and Communications Technology Planning and Evaluation (IITP) said in a recent report that with an increase in the development of devices and systems related to pets incorporating technologies based on the Fourth Industrial Revolution [...]

Animal Agencies Call for Action as Gov’t Continues to Condone Bear Bile Farming

Animal Agencies Call for Action as Gov’t Continues to Condone Bear Bile Farming

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Government action is being called for as hundreds of bears raised on farms for bile harvesting are living under extremely poor conditions. The Korea Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) and Project Moon Bear, at a joint press conference held in Seoul on Wednesday, reported that there are currently 479 bears [...]

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has successfully used unmanned drones to determine the spread and population of Arctic birds. A team of researchers at the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) said Tuesday that they had found pink-footed geese and ringed plover brooding eggs in the 82-degree north Greenland Sirius [...]

Experts Anticipate Boom in Pet Insurance Market Following Stricter Animal Registration Policies

Experts Anticipate Boom in Pet Insurance Market Following Stricter Animal Registration Policies

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Following an announcement from the government that animal registration policy will be subject to stricter implementation, experts are anticipating an increase in demand for pet insurance. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on Tuesday that it will come up with stricter animal-related regulations to ensure implementation [...]

Owners of Fierce Dogs Will Pay Fines if Compulsory Education Not Completed

Owners of Fierce Dogs Will Pay Fines if Compulsory Education Not Completed

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — For public safety, the government will limit the length of dog leashes when taking a walk to 2 meters and make education mandatory for the owners of so-called “fierce dogs.” The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced Tuesday a revision to the Enforcement Rules of the Animal [...]