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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 [...]

Animal Activists Protest Event that “Makes Fun” of Chicken Deaths

Animal Activists Protest Event that “Makes Fun” of Chicken Deaths

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal activists who on Sunday crashed the venue of an ongoing “chicken certification event” held by Woowa Brothers, operators of a delivery service app, held a demonstration in front of the company’s head office in Songpa-gu, Seoul, yesterday, pressing the company to stop “making fun of the deaths of [...]

Animal Advocates Welcome Proposed Revised Bill

Animal Advocates Welcome Proposed Revised Bill

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal rights groups are advocating for a quick approval of an animal protection bill that will ensure the slaughtering of animals follows a certain procedure outlined by law. Civic groups like Care and Korea Association for Animal Protection held a press conference on Thursday in front of the National [...]

Dog Muzzle Law Targeting Large Dogs Sparks Backlash

Dog Muzzle Law Targeting Large Dogs Sparks Backlash

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is under fire after introducing arbitrary standards for a new dog muzzle law focusing primarily on large dogs, a move that animal rights activists have described as ‘illogical’. Under the animal law, which will enter effect next month, dogs must be kept on a leash shorter [...]