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652 “Battery Bears” Languish in Caged Squalor While Awaiting Death

652 “Battery Bears” Languish in Caged Squalor While Awaiting Death

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – According to environmental group Green Korea, the last vestiges of South Korea’s bear-bile farming industry are surviving in cramped cages, subsisting on insufficient feed and living in their own filth. Bear-bile farming began in 1981 as a means of generating extra income for the agricultural industry, a practice that [...]

Korean Catholic Church Steps Up Anti-abortion Campaign

Korean Catholic Church Steps Up Anti-abortion Campaign

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Catholics ratcheted up their campaign against abortion over the weekend, as a public petition to decriminalize the practice gains momentum under the liberal government. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference decided during a meeting at the weekend to issue a statement opposing the repeal of the crime of abortion. A [...]

Evacuation Procedures for Pets Insufficient, Say Animal Owners

Evacuation Procedures for Pets Insufficient, Say Animal Owners

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The rare occurrence of an earthquake on the Korean peninsula has driven some to reexamine the evacuation procedures in place for pet animals and find them wanting. Under current policy, the government does not allow animals to enter disaster relief shelters. Instead, what it advises is for owners to [...]