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S. Korea to Conduct Tests of COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Candidates on Monkeys This Month

S. Korea to Conduct Tests of COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Candidates on Monkeys This Month

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will test treatment and vaccine candidates against the new coronavirus on monkeys this month, the science ministry said Wednesday. Two experimental treatments and one vaccine candidate against the novel coronavirus under development by unidentified firms or research organizations will be tested on monkeys as part of the [...]

South Korea Under Pressure to Regulate Animal Testing

South Korea Under Pressure to Regulate Animal Testing

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is facing calls from animal advocacy groups to end animal testing. The Korea Association for Animal Protection (KAAP) has criticized South Korea over the growing number of animal experiments conducted in the country. “Cruel animal experiments which only serve the interests of human beings are irresponsible and unnecessary [...]

Over 3 Million Animals Used in Testing Last Year in South Korea

Over 3 Million Animals Used in Testing Last Year in South Korea

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite growing criticism, the number of animals used in South Korean lab experiments is increasing, reaching 3 million for the first time last year. Data from the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency released on Wednesday revealed that the number of animals used for testing and research rose 7.1 percent last [...]

Court Orders Seoul National University Hospital to Disclose Animal Testing Records

Court Orders Seoul National University Hospital to Disclose Animal Testing Records

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal rights groups saw their lawsuit demanding that Seoul National University Hospital publicly disclose its records on in-house animal testing approved by the Seoul 11th Administrative Court on August 28. Prior to the suit, the hospital had rebuffed such demands by expressing that it was “not unconcerned that [the [...]

Nearly 3 Mln Animals Used in Experiments in S. Korea in 2016

Nearly 3 Mln Animals Used in Experiments in S. Korea in 2016

SEJONG, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 3 million animals were used in experiments by universities and public and private research centers in South Korea last year, government data showed Tuesday.  A total of 2.88 million mammals, amphibians and fish were experimented on by 333 institutions in 2016, according to the data compiled by the [...]

Cosmetic Brand “Lush” to Hold Event to Raise Awareness on Animal Testing

Cosmetic Brand “Lush” to Hold Event to Raise Awareness on Animal Testing

SEOUL, Korea, Nov 15 (Korea Bizwire) – As more and more people raise their awareness on animal experimentation, cosmetic companies worldwide are responding to the call for more ethical consumption of cosmetics without involving animals in any form. On upcoming November 16, Lush Retail, the British cosmetic purveyor famous for fresh handmade cosmetics, will hold the first [...]