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Gupo Dog Meat Market Shuts Down Early, Giving 53 Dogs a New Lease on Life

Gupo Dog Meat Market Shuts Down Early, Giving 53 Dogs a New Lease on Life

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of dogs that were on the verge of slaughter will live a new life after some merchants at Busan’s Gupo Dog Meat Market agreed with animal rights groups to close their businesses early. Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), along with the Korean Animal Welfare Association, agreed with [...]

Animal Advocacy Group Calls on Government to Save Beagles from Lab Experiments

Animal Advocacy Group Calls on Government to Save Beagles from Lab Experiments

SEOUL, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A non-profit organization for animal rescue, the Beagle Rescue Network (BRN), has urged the government to rescue the beagles “Feb” and “Cheonwangi” who are being used in experiments at Seoul National University (SNU)’s veterinary college after having completed their duty as detection dogs. Roughly 150 activists from the BRN [...]

Ongoing Controversy over Animal Abuse at Seoul National University

Ongoing Controversy over Animal Abuse at Seoul National University

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation amid allegations that veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun abused retired working dogs. Amid the investigation, it came to light that a cloned beagle known as “Mei,” a retired working dog that has touched many hearts after related reports of animal abuse, had [...]

Activists Demonstrate Against Animal Fur Imports

Activists Demonstrate Against Animal Fur Imports

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal rights activists held a press conference at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Jongno-gu, Seoul to denounce the practice of importing fur coats. “Korea is one of the countries that imports and consumes animal fur the most,” said the activists, adding that the fur products were made by removing the fur while animals [...]

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, animal hoarders who take on more animals than they can properly care for will be punished for animal abuse. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that the newly revised animal law outlining the measure will come into effect starting today. The ministry said [...]

Animal Activist Group Asks Society to Question Necessity of Zoos after Puma Shot and Killed

Animal Activist Group Asks Society to Question Necessity of Zoos after Puma Shot and Killed

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights activist group CARE is pushing for a manual that would allow zookeepers to better handle animals that escape from their cages in response to an incident in Daejeon where a puma had to be shot after escaping from its cage. In a press released, CARE stated that [...]