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Piglet’s “First Step” Clinches Top Prize at Animal Photo Contest

Piglet’s “First Step” Clinches Top Prize at Animal Photo Contest

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency yesterday announced the winning finalists of the 11th Animal Love Photography Contest aimed at raising awareness of animal protection and welfare. A total of 379 photo entries were submitted to contest officials under the theme “One Welfare” depicting scenes where animals and humans [...]

Animal Protection Agency Helps Dog Farm Owner Transition to New Job

Animal Protection Agency Helps Dog Farm Owner Transition to New Job

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — An animal rights organization has rescued 200 dogs by helping a dog farm owner change his profession. Humane Society International (HSI), an international animal protection agency, said on Thursday that a dog farm owner in Gyeonggi Province made a request to have his dogs rescued and receive assistance to [...]

South Korea to Implement Stricter Dog Leash Law in March

South Korea to Implement Stricter Dog Leash Law in March

SEJONG, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Aggressive dogs will be required to wear leashes and muzzles in public places and dog owners who violate the regulation will be fined under a revised animal protection law starting from March, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it will give [...]

Restaurants Struggle as Dog Meat Consumption Wanes

Restaurants Struggle as Dog Meat Consumption Wanes

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – During hot summer days in Korea, a traditional custom is to eat “invigorating” food to counter the blazing heat that often leaves people weary and fatigued. Boshintang is a Korean “invigorating” soup that is made with dog meat, but ongoing controversy regarding the morality of consuming dog meat in Korean [...]

World Animal Protection: The show can’t go on – the truth behind animal entertainment abuses exposed

World Animal Protection: The show can’t go on – the truth behind animal entertainment abuses exposed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – From elephant rides to walking with lions, selfies with tigers to swimming with dolphins, wild animal attractions are currently part of too many holidays. Yet tourists are largely unaware of the cruelty that goes on behind the scenes.   Tourists might think riding an elephant or walking with lions [...]

Story of “Jedori” to Be Shared by Everyone in the World

Story of “Jedori” to Be Shared by Everyone in the World

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 14 (Korea Bizwire) — “Jedori,” the dolphin that caused a stir last year about animal rights and animal welfare, has finally returned to his home off Jeju Island. His four-year travail on land from capture to final release will be made into a documentary and distributed in 50 countries around the world. [...]