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Oarfish Discoveries Cause Fears of Impending Doom

Oarfish Discoveries Cause Fears of Impending Doom

GANGNEUNG, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Fish of a species found only in the deepest depths of the sea are popping up around Gangneung in Gangwon Province. As strange as the discoveries themselves, the appearance of the fish is causing a certain degree of fear and consternation among the public. Social media platforms are abuzz [...]

Illegally Captured Bottlenose Dolphins Released Back Into the Wild

Illegally Captured Bottlenose Dolphins Released Back Into the Wild

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — In a victory for animal lovers everywhere, the first legal proceedings of their kind in South Korea succeeded in the release of illegally captured Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins native to the seas of Jeju Island. The public’s attention was first drawn to the plight of illegally captured bottlenose dolphins when Jeju’s [...]

Death by Electrocution on Dog Meat Farms not Animal Cruelty, Court Rules

Death by Electrocution on Dog Meat Farms not Animal Cruelty, Court Rules

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent decision by an Incheon district court has attracted considerable attention for its role in clearing a dog meat farm owner of criminal conduct for slaughtering dogs using an electric prod. According to Section 8 of the Animal Protection Act, any cruel method of slaughtering animals – such as [...]

Government to Regulate Pet Auction Houses to Tackle Animal Abuse

Government to Regulate Pet Auction Houses to Tackle Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal auction houses, which have been identified as a hotbed of illegal distribution of dogs and acts in South Korea, will now be required to register as retail businesses. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announced Sunday that it had passed a revision to the Animal [...]

S. Korean Citizens to Push for Dog Meat Farm Ban

S. Korean Citizens to Push for Dog Meat Farm Ban

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — No longer do the majority of Koreans think it acceptable for dogs to be considered a dinner option. Two recent occasions in Yangypyeong District exemplify this change. In March, local residents united to protest a dog meat farm that was to be built within their community. A separate area [...]