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Keen Interest in Animal Rights Translates into Rising Sales of ‘Animal-Welfare’ Foods

Keen Interest in Animal Rights Translates into Rising Sales of ‘Animal-Welfare’ Foods

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — There is growing interest in “ethical consumption” — consumer awareness of the importance of environmental, ethical and animal welfare rights — and more and more South Koreans are searching for so called “animal-welfare’ foods in recent days, according to an analysis of sales trends at the nation’s major retailers. [...]

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 [...]