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“One Health, New Wave”: 33rd World Veterinary Congress Opens in Incheon

“One Health, New Wave”: 33rd World Veterinary Congress Opens in Incheon

INCHEON, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of veterinarians gathered Monday in Incheon, west of Seoul, to discuss ways to enhance the health of humans, animals and the environment around the world. In a speech opening the 33rd World Veterinary Congress earlier in the day, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said, “The congress will [...]

Korean Researchers Decipher Penguin Cries at King Sejong Station in Antarctica

Korean Researchers Decipher Penguin Cries at King Sejong Station in Antarctica

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of researchers at the Korea Polar Research Institute published a report in the online journal “Scientific Reports” on August 17 detailing the gentoo penguin’s communication patterns. A group of Korean researchers conducted their study at King Sejong Station on Antarctica’s King George Island. By capturing and attaching [...]

For Some Koreans, Pets Are Disposable Too

For Some Koreans, Pets Are Disposable Too

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Let’s try a thought experiment for a moment. Picture in your mind, an empty, crushed aluminum soda can. It’s slightly sticky around the edges and speckled with dirt. Got it? Now, picture in your mind a one month-old puppy. It’s fluffy, helpless and frightened. See the connection? If you’re wondering [...]

New Fishing Nets May Help Save ‘Smiling Whales’

New Fishing Nets May Help Save ‘Smiling Whales’

BUSAN, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Indo-Pacific finless porpoise, or simply finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides), is one of seven porpoise species.  These porpoises are mainly found around the Korean Peninsula, especially in Korea’s West Sea, and because of their long-lasting relationship with the Korean people, they’re often referred to as ‘native dolphins’, or sometimes ‘smiling [...]

Korea’s ‘Animal Nurse’ Policy Faced with Opposition

Korea’s ‘Animal Nurse’ Policy Faced with Opposition

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs revealed on May 18 that it plans to implement an ‘animal nurse’ policy, in which non-veterinarian assistants perform basic medical treatments such as blood gathering and teeth scaling.  The goal of the plan is to strengthen animal welfare as well as [...]