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Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

SEJONG, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Fire Agency (KNFA) said on Wednesday that it will distribute video instructions on resuscitating dogs, cats, and other pet animals to local fire stations to ensure the safety and health of pets in emergency situations. The agency decided to educate firefighters on cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pets [...]

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation into veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun, who has been accused of abusing a working dog, which is mobilized for quarantines and other work, in the course of testing. It was announced on Tuesday that the Special Committee on Animal Testing Ethics is [...]

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

GWANGJU, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — This summer, following the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Championships, a special swimming competition open only to dogs will be held in Gwangju. The ‘pet swimming’ competition is attracting much attention as it is the first time for a local government and public organization to officially hold this type [...]

Firefighter Receives Recognition from Animal Protection Agency After Resuscitating Cat

Firefighter Receives Recognition from Animal Protection Agency After Resuscitating Cat

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean firefighter received a plate of appreciation from an animal protection agency on Thursday after rescuing and reviving a cat found at the site of a fire. Fire Capt. Park Min-hwa, leader of a rescue team at the Chuncheon Fire Station, received the plate from Cho Hee-kyung, [...]

Is Jeongeup’s Bullfighting Animal Cruelty or Traditional Culture?

Is Jeongeup’s Bullfighting Animal Cruelty or Traditional Culture?

JEONGEUP, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is brewing over the annual fall bullfight contest held by Jeongeup City in North Jeolla Province. The claim that it is animal abuse and should be stopped immediately is being countered by the long-standing stance that it is a representative example of traditional culture. Members of the Korean [...]

Daegu a ‘Pet Friendly City’ with Launch of New Canteen for Stray Cats

Daegu a ‘Pet Friendly City’ with Launch of New Canteen for Stray Cats

DAEGU, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Daegu will push for projects to protect pets, including strengthening the management of stray animals, with the aim of creating a “pet friendly city.” According to Daegu’s city government, officials have decided to implement various measures to protect pets in order to establish a pet culture [...]