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Animal Rights Group Invokes the Constitution for Legal Definition of Animals

Animal Rights Group Invokes the Constitution for Legal Definition of Animals

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean animal rights group Care is challenging the 98th article of the Civil Code, which designates animals as “things,” and has asked the Constitutional Court of Korea to adjudicate its constitutionality.  The code legally defines “things” as “corporeal things, electricity, and other natural forces which can be managed,” [...]

First Cat Jjingjjingi Enters the Blue House

First Cat Jjingjjingi Enters the Blue House

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – After being the focus of media attention last week, newly elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s cat Jjingjjingi has officially become the very first First Cat in South Korea after entering the Blue House yesterday. In a tweet yesterday, Moon expressed concerns over the protection of flycatchers that live near the [...]

Pet-Only Financial Products, Emergency Rooms, Schools Amid Growing Pet Ownership in South Korea

Pet-Only Financial Products, Emergency Rooms, Schools Amid Growing Pet Ownership in South Korea

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The growing number of pet owners is prompting new businesses and services to sprout up around South Korea, targeting those who are willing to open their wallets despite the long economic slump facing the country. Koreans over 60 are one of the age groups with the largest spending on pets. [...]

Jeolla Province to Trial Automated Calf Feeders

Jeolla Province to Trial Automated Calf Feeders

JEOLLOA, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A number of cattle farms in Jinan County, North Jeolla Province are adopting advanced dairy technology with the help of the local government, which will see calves fed by robotic feeders. Jinan County’s move to use ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in cattle farming is expected to raise feed consumption [...]

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

ULSAN, South Korea, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ulsan city government is purchasing animals known to disturb local ecosystems – including bass (micropterus salmoides), bullfrogs and nutrias – from residents who capture them, as part of its plans to protect its rivers and streams.  The pilot project took off Monday, and those hunting or fishing [...]

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

SEJONG, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service is using high-tech patrol drones for a goat-capturing operation in Daedohae and Hallyeo Haesang National Parks, comprising some 1,800 islands in South Korea’s south and western waters.  The goal is to capture 80 goats that roam on seven uninhabited islands in the area. According [...]

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Moon Jae-in – the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party of Korea and the current front-runner, tailed closely by Ahn Cheol-soo (People’s Party) – introduced five key commitments to South Korea’s animal companions as part of his platform if elected as the next president.  According to a press release [...]

Gyeonggi Province to Designate “Happy Livestock Farms” to Promote Animal Welfare

Gyeonggi Province to Designate “Happy Livestock Farms” to Promote Animal Welfare

SUWON, South Korea, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi Province announced Wednesday that its ordinance on “Happy Livestock Farms” will take effect on July 1, allowing the local government to certify farms that breed animals in a more pleasant environment.  The ordinance was mandated mainly to promote animal welfare in order to prevent diseases, and [...]