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Supreme Court Calls for Updated Sentencing Guidelines on Animal Abuse Cases

Supreme Court Calls for Updated Sentencing Guidelines on Animal Abuse Cases

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A Supreme Court commission has decided to put together sentencing guidelines on animal abuse crimes that judges can refer to when delivering verdicts on such cases amid heightened social interest in animal welfare, officials said Tuesday. The Sentencing Commission reached the decision during a meeting Monday, officials said. The [...]

Caught in the Crosshairs: South Korea’s Water Deer Struggle for Survival Amid Modern Threats

Caught in the Crosshairs: South Korea’s Water Deer Struggle for Survival Amid Modern Threats

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) –In a concerning development for wildlife conservation, the water deer (Hydropotes inermis argyropus) in South Korea are embroiled in a struggle for survival. Classified as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the water deer shares its precarious status with renowned fauna such as lions, [...]

Recent Deaths at Bugyeong Zoo Spark Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Remaining Animals

Recent Deaths at Bugyeong Zoo Spark Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Remaining Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The recent deaths of two animals at Bugyeong Zoo in the city of Gimhae in South Gyeongsang Province have raised concerns and prompted calls for urgent measures to safeguard the welfare of the remaining animals. This zoo became a focal point for animal welfare advocates after the emaciated condition [...]

KARA Director Jeon Jin-kyung Advocates for a Paradigm Shift in Animal Rights and Welfare

KARA Director Jeon Jin-kyung Advocates for a Paradigm Shift in Animal Rights and Welfare

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) –In a recent interview with Yonhap News, Jeon Jin-kyung, the director of Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), shed light on the complex emotional world of animals, emphasizing their ability to experience a wide range of feelings such as frustration, fear, pride, and shyness, much like humans. She criticized the cruel [...]

Animal Rights Groups Urge Suspension of Traditional Bullfighting

Animal Rights Groups Urge Suspension of Traditional Bullfighting

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights groups in South Korea have urged authorities to suspend traditional bullfighting. Groups like the Korean Animal Welfare Association on Monday held a press conference in front of the National Assembly, urging politicians to remove exceptions for bullfighting in the Animal Protection Act. “Cows are herbivores that do not [...]

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 [...]