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Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

CHEONGJU, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — An eagle owl that has been poaching chickens has been ‘apprehended’ by the police. On February 15 at 10:40 a.m., a 70-centimeter tall eagle owl flew into a poultry farm in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province to feed on chickens. It wasn’t the owl’s first ‘offense’. According to the owner [...]

Gov’t Develops Comprehensive Management Plan to Provide Proper Care for Animals

Gov’t Develops Comprehensive Management Plan to Provide Proper Care for Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced on Monday that it will start developing the first comprehensive management plan for aquariums to create facilities that are safe for both people and animals and expand their functions. The comprehensive plan is in accordance with the act on the management of zoos and [...]

Seoul Mayor to Eradicate All Dog Slaughterhouses in Seoul

Seoul Mayor to Eradicate All Dog Slaughterhouses in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, said he plans to shutter all dog slaughterhouses in the South Korean capital. Park, during a meeting with the audience on Saturday at a movie theater after watching a South Korean animation film, “The Underdog”, said he is working towards shutting down all [...]

Gangneung Expanding Shelter for Abandoned Dogs

Gangneung Expanding Shelter for Abandoned Dogs

GANGNEUNG, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the city of Gangneung in Gangwon Province on Sunday, the current shelter for abandoned dogs is overcrowded, and plans are in the works to expand the facilities by the end of this year. The city plans to build a 660-square-meter environmentally-friendly building to protect abandoned dogs and [...]

New Service Offers Immediate Insurance Reimbursements for Veterinary Care

New Service Offers Immediate Insurance Reimbursements for Veterinary Care

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Beginning in May, those with pets will be able to make an insurance claim with an animal insurance company immediately after receiving animal care. Sung Dae-kyu, the head of the Korea Insurance Development Institute (KIDI), said at a press conference Wednesday that the ‘Pet Insurance Claims Online Processing System’ [...]

Civic Groups Seek Probe of Animal Activist over Fraud Allegations

Civic Groups Seek Probe of Animal Activist over Fraud Allegations

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of civic groups filed a complaint Friday asking for a police investigation into mounting suspicions that a high-profile animal rights activist has secretly been exterminating stray pets with drugs in her shelter and misusing donations. They accuse Park So-yeon, chief executive of Care, of euthanizing more than [...]

Jeju Island Supports Neutering Program for Abandoned Dogs

Jeju Island Supports Neutering Program for Abandoned Dogs

JEJU, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju provincial government announced on Monday that it will support the full cost of neutering operations at a designated animal hospital from the February 15 to 28 The purpose is to minimize stray dogs roaming around the island. The provincial government has allocated 100 million won (US$89,330) to [...]