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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 [...]

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 [...]