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First Case of Pet with COVID-19 Ignites Concerns About Animal Abuse

First Case of Pet with COVID-19 Ignites Concerns About Animal Abuse

BUSAN, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns about animal abuse and mistreatment are growing after a cat recently tested positive for COVID-19 in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province where an infection was reported. A female worker who is a so-called ‘cat mom,’ a person who provides food to stray cats, recently experienced an embarrassing moment. When [...]

Anti-barking Devices Ignite Animal Abuse Controversy

Anti-barking Devices Ignite Animal Abuse Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Anti-barking devices that were developed to prevent pet dogs from barking are sparking controversy over animal abuse. A variety of anti-barking devices and after-purchase reviews are available when searching through Internet shopping malls. Most of them are necklace type models that give a physical shock from electricity or ultrasonic [...]

S. Koreans Call for “Animal Cops” amid Growing Number of Animal Abuse Cases

S. Koreans Call for “Animal Cops” amid Growing Number of Animal Abuse Cases

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of animal abuse cases is growing year after year in South Korea. According to the National Police Agency on Sunday, the number of cases where people were investigated for violations of animal protection laws by the prosecutor’s office has been on an upward trend, rising from 264 [...]

Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases involving brutal violence and abuse of pets such as dogs and cats are continuing unabated. Although public calls for stern punishment have been aroused and legislation is strengthened whenever shocking cases are reported, critics say that actual punishments meted out are still insignificant. Seoul’s Mapo Police Station recently [...]