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Reported Cases of Animal Abandonment Drop as Pandemic Keeps People Indoors

Reported Cases of Animal Abandonment Drop as Pandemic Keeps People Indoors

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of cases of animal abandonment reported in South Korea has dropped after COVID-19 kept pets and their owners indoors. The Korean Animal Welfare Association reported Wednesday that there were 116,984 reported cases of animal abandonment registered with the animal protection management system last year, which was 9.1 [...]

Increasing Number of Cats Return to Veterinary Clinics to Re-do Neuter Surgery

Increasing Number of Cats Return to Veterinary Clinics to Re-do Neuter Surgery

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Netizens are increasingly concerned about their neutered pet cats experiencing unexpected side effects. An animal-related documentary on the state-run education broadcaster EBS introduced a pet cat that pees on unfamiliar smells. The cat’s owner believed that the cat had been neutered. It turned out that the cat, however, wasn’t. [...]

Pictures of Raptors on Transparent Sound Barriers are Ineffective: Animal Rights Group

Pictures of Raptors on Transparent Sound Barriers are Ineffective: Animal Rights Group

GWANGJU, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — An animal rights organization has announced plans to begin a thorough investigation into the use of pictures of rapacious birds on transparent sound walls, which it claims are ineffective against preventing birds from colliding with these types of barriers. The ‘Angry Vegans’, an animal rights organization active in the [...]

Ocean Ministry Steps Up to Protect Bottlenose Dolphins

Ocean Ministry Steps Up to Protect Bottlenose Dolphins

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced Wednesday that it has come up with new measures and policies to protect the Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins that live near Jeju Island. The dolphins were designated as a protected species in 2012. Some 120 of them are known to reside near the [...]

Disputes Rise over Mandatory Issuance of Medical Diagnosis Records for Pets

Disputes Rise over Mandatory Issuance of Medical Diagnosis Records for Pets

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a growing number of medical disputes over the treatment of pets, some Korean pet owners are saying that the issuance of medical diagnosis records for pets should be mandatory. Unlike general doctors who are obliged to issue medical records of diagnosis under current laws, veterinarians have no such [...]

Gov’t to Launch Consultative Body on Dog Meat Consumption

Gov’t to Launch Consultative Body on Dog Meat Consumption

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Thursday the government will form a civilian-led consultative body to produce a social consensus on whether to ban dog meat consumption. Kim made the remark while presiding over a government policy coordination meeting, saying relevant ministries should make active efforts to determine the facts [...]