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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 [...]

Cats, Once A Symbol of Luck, Face Ordeal in Modern South Korea

Cats, Once A Symbol of Luck, Face Ordeal in Modern South Korea

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly one million stray cats roaming around the streets of South Korea face hardships, torture, and sometimes the risk of death due to the negative stereotypes that follow them like a shadow. The character of cats has been vastly misrepresented for some time in Korea, and the stereotypes and dislike [...]

Animal Abusers to Face Severe Punishment

Animal Abusers to Face Severe Punishment

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Repeated animal abuse and the sale of stray dogs will be dealt with severely, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFRA) proclaimed today. The ministry has called for reforms to the current Animal Protection Law which will tackle head on the problems of animal cruelty and so [...]

Insurance Scam Ring That Kill and Maim Horses Prosecuted

Insurance Scam Ring That Kill and Maim Horses Prosecuted

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju District Prosecutors’ Office said on October 15 that it indicted 30 suspects on charges of animal abuse and insurance fraud. Of these, 24 were prosecuted without detention including a veterinarian and horse stable keepers who were accomplices to the crimes. According to the charge sheet, the perpetrators intentionally killed a [...]