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Ongoing Controversy over Animal Abuse at Seoul National University

Ongoing Controversy over Animal Abuse at Seoul National University

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation amid allegations that veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun abused retired working dogs. Amid the investigation, it came to light that a cloned beagle known as “Mei,” a retired working dog that has touched many hearts after related reports of animal abuse, had [...]

Activists Demonstrate Against Animal Fur Imports

Activists Demonstrate Against Animal Fur Imports

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal rights activists held a press conference at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Jongno-gu, Seoul to denounce the practice of importing fur coats. “Korea is one of the countries that imports and consumes animal fur the most,” said the activists, adding that the fur products were made by removing the fur while animals [...]

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, animal hoarders who take on more animals than they can properly care for will be punished for animal abuse. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that the newly revised animal law outlining the measure will come into effect starting today. The ministry said [...]

Site of Dog Fights Raided

Site of Dog Fights Raided

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights group Care announced yesterday that it had visited the location of a dog fighting ring in Ganghwa-gun, Incheon with police officials, exposing the site where animal abuse was ongoing. Care activists and police officers from Ganghwa Police Station raided the dog fighting ring yesterday circa 5:20 a.m. [...]

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 [...]

‘Livestock Theme Park’ in Jeolla Province Accused of Animal Abuse

‘Livestock Theme Park’ in Jeolla Province Accused of Animal Abuse

JEONGEUP, NORTH JEOLLA, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As Jeongeup City in North Jeolla Province is set to move forward with plans to build a farm animal theme park, the local government is facing accusations of animal abuse from both progressive civic groups and political parties over a proposed bullfight stadium. Jeongeup City’s building project, [...]

Nearly 250 Animals Abandoned Every Day in South Korea

Nearly 250 Animals Abandoned Every Day in South Korea

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Last year, 245 pet animals were abandoned on a daily basis in South Korea, according to statistics released by the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency yesterday. In total close to 90,000 animals were abandoned or went missing last year, up 9.3 percent from the previous year, while the figure [...]