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Experiments on Working Animals Only Permitted When Deemed ‘Inevitable’

Experiments on Working Animals Only Permitted When Deemed ‘Inevitable’

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the controversy surrounding ‘May,’ a retired detection dog found to be used in animal experiments at Seoul National University, the South Korean government has introduced a policy listing harsher restrictions on conducting experiments on working animals. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on Wednesday that [...]

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 [...]