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S. Korea to Revamp Rules on Aquariums to Better Protect Animal Rights

S. Korea to Revamp Rules on Aquariums to Better Protect Animal Rights

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s oceans ministry said Thursday that it plans to come up with detailed guidelines for aquariums and ban newly established facilities from displaying whales and dolphins amid the public’s growing awareness of animal rights. The move came as the country lacks detailed guidelines over the management of animal [...]

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 [...]