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Seoul City to Publish Standard Manual for Animal Protection Agencies

Seoul City to Publish Standard Manual for Animal Protection Agencies

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to develop a manual on animal management for animal protection facilities to better protect abandoned animals. The city announced on Saturday that it will form an expert committee comprised of civil groups, academics (veterinarians, bioethics researchers), and other subject matter experts to complete the [...]

Animal Group Calls for Enactment of Anti-slaughtering Law

Animal Group Calls for Enactment of Anti-slaughtering Law

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — An animal rights advocacy group is calling on the deliberation and enactment of a bill that bans the arbitrary slaughtering of animals. The Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) and Rep. Pyo Chang-won of the ruling Democratic Party held a press conference in Seoul on Thursday, calling for legislation “to ban [...]

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 [...]