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Gov’t Develops Comprehensive Management Plan to Provide Proper Care for Animals

Gov’t Develops Comprehensive Management Plan to Provide Proper Care for Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced on Monday that it will start developing the first comprehensive management plan for aquariums to create facilities that are safe for both people and animals and expand their functions. The comprehensive plan is in accordance with the act on the management of zoos and [...]

Alleged Euthanizing of Stray Pets at Nonprofit Shelter Stirs Public Uproar

Alleged Euthanizing of Stray Pets at Nonprofit Shelter Stirs Public Uproar

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is mounting over allegations that a local animal shelter has ruthlessly been putting its animals to sleep, sparking calls for an overhaul of the animal protection system and stringent measures against animal abuse. A former employee of Care, one of the largest animal shelters in South Korea, blew [...]

More Pet Animals Abandoned at Summer Vacation Spots

More Pet Animals Abandoned at Summer Vacation Spots

GANGNEUNG, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — With three to four lost or abandoned dogs rescued daily at one animal center in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, the facility has maxed out its full capacity. With space for 40 animals, the shelter currently houses 105 dogs. As abandoned dogs keep being reported, the shelter has opened up a [...]

Memorial for Slaughtered Animals Restored in Incheon

Memorial for Slaughtered Animals Restored in Incheon

INCHEON, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A “consolation memorial for animals” formerly taken down from its original location at Incheon’s Dong-gu Office has been restored four years after its removal. The local government revealed yesterday that it had restored the memorial structure to its original state at the resting area of the office’s parking lot. [...]

E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Animal Welfare Association has criticized E-Mart’s pet store brand “Molly’s Pet Shop” for failing to comply with laws pertaining to the proper treatment of animals. The association was also critical of the government for not managing and supervising the retail giant properly during a press conference held [...]

Government Ministries Unite to Fight Roadkill Accidents

Government Ministries Unite to Fight Roadkill Accidents

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment will be joining hands with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as well as members of civil society to decrease the number of roadkill accidents that occur on the nation’s thoroughfares. The Ministry of Environment announced yesterday that it was developing new guidelines, in [...]

“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 [...]