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Dog Meat Free Indonesia: Sickening Animal Cruelty at Indonesia’s “Extreme” Markets Where Dogs and Cats are Bludgeoned, Blowtorched Alive

Dog Meat Free Indonesia: Sickening Animal Cruelty at Indonesia’s “Extreme” Markets Where Dogs and Cats are Bludgeoned, Blowtorched Alive

LONDON, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Indonesian government is being urged to shut down the country’s cruel live animal markets, where thousands of dogs and cats a week are bludgeoned in public, blowtorched whilst still alive, and butchered for eating.   Campaigners from the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition filmed at two of the most notorious [...]

Animal Rights Group Invokes the Constitution for Legal Definition of Animals

Animal Rights Group Invokes the Constitution for Legal Definition of Animals

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean animal rights group Care is challenging the 98th article of the Civil Code, which designates animals as “things,” and has asked the Constitutional Court of Korea to adjudicate its constitutionality.  The code legally defines “things” as “corporeal things, electricity, and other natural forces which can be managed,” [...]

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 [...]

The Shocking Truth about Korea’s Dog Factories

The Shocking Truth about Korea’s Dog Factories

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Amid escalating controversy over animal cruelty at Korea’s dog breeding farms, also referred to locally as ‘dog factories’, the overall state of maintenance and supervision of such farms is facing wide criticism. Responsible organizations have taken a hands-off approach to the supervision of dog farms, invariably citing ‘lack of [...]