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Gov’t to Set 5-year Plan on Animal Welfare

Gov’t to Set 5-year Plan on Animal Welfare

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Wednesday it is drawing up a five-year plan on improving the welfare of animals in the country, which will focus on adopting tougher regulations against animal cruelty and providing them with a better living environment. Under the 2020-2024 plan which is anticipated to be [...]

NSF International Introduces Global Animal Wellness Standards

NSF International Introduces Global Animal Wellness Standards

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — NSF International, a global public health and safety organization known for food safety and quality, launched new Global Animal Wellness Standards to address the full lifecycle of all key species and establish best practices for how animals are kept, raised and responsibly managed. The standards are the [...]

No More Stress for Pigs and Chickens

No More Stress for Pigs and Chickens

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An unconventional section has made its way into the fresh meat category at Hyundai Department Store’s Mokdong branch. The new section only offers “ethical meat produced on healthy farms” certified for having guaranteed proper welfare for the animals. With an increasing number of South Koreans opting to exercise ethical [...]

Evacuation Procedures for Pets Insufficient, Say Animal Owners

Evacuation Procedures for Pets Insufficient, Say Animal Owners

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The rare occurrence of an earthquake on the Korean peninsula has driven some to reexamine the evacuation procedures in place for pet animals and find them wanting. Under current policy, the government does not allow animals to enter disaster relief shelters. Instead, what it advises is for owners to [...]

Government to Adopt EU Standards for Livestock Density

Government to Adopt EU Standards for Livestock Density

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean agriculture minister has announced plans to shake up the farming industry and move towards more animal-friendly practices including imposing EU standards for livestock density, following an egg contamination scandal that turned the country upside down. At a policy meeting held on Wednesday at the Sejong Government Complex [...]

Incoming President to Bring Abandoned Dog and Cat to Blue House

Incoming President to Bring Abandoned Dog and Cat to Blue House

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Now that South Korea’s newly elected president Moon Jae-in has been sworn into office, public attention is turning to whether his pets – rescued dog Maru and cat Jjingjjingi – will accompany him to the Blue House as the very first First Dog from a shelter and First Cat in [...]

Gyeonggi Province to Designate “Happy Livestock Farms” to Promote Animal Welfare

Gyeonggi Province to Designate “Happy Livestock Farms” to Promote Animal Welfare

SUWON, South Korea, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi Province announced Wednesday that its ordinance on “Happy Livestock Farms” will take effect on July 1, allowing the local government to certify farms that breed animals in a more pleasant environment.  The ordinance was mandated mainly to promote animal welfare in order to prevent diseases, and [...]

Pet Stories from South Korea’s Presidential Hopefuls

Pet Stories from South Korea’s Presidential Hopefuls

SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal welfare has been a centerpiece of debate for South Korean politicians recently with the rising popularity of pets in the country. Data shows 21.8 percent of local households were living with animal companions in 2016 with the pet industry expected to triple by 2020 to a 6-trillion-won ($5.34 [...]

Relentless Bird Flu Virus Penetrates Even Animal Welfare-Certified Farms

Relentless Bird Flu Virus Penetrates Even Animal Welfare-Certified Farms

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The unrelenting avian influenza virus, which has so far resulted in the culling of almost 20 million poultry, has even spread to Korean animal welfare-certified farms – farms that breed animals in larger open spaces or make use of organic feed – causing greater concerns over the biggest AI [...]