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Experts Anticipate Boom in Pet Insurance Market Following Stricter Animal Registration Policies

Experts Anticipate Boom in Pet Insurance Market Following Stricter Animal Registration Policies

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Following an announcement from the government that animal registration policy will be subject to stricter implementation, experts are anticipating an increase in demand for pet insurance. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on Tuesday that it will come up with stricter animal-related regulations to ensure implementation [...]

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The mayor of Seoul has announced that the city will create a coexisting environment for animals by protecting stray cats at redevelopment sites. Mayor Park Won-soon promised to take action on a proposal made via the city’s civic participation platform asking the government to protect stray cats at sites [...]

University Replaces Animals with Models for Veterinarian Courses

University Replaces Animals with Models for Veterinarian Courses

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Increasing public awareness on animal welfare is leading an university to replace animal cadavers with artificial models for anatomy classes. Konkuk University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announced on Tuesday that it will introduce artificial animal models for anatomy classes starting in the fall semester. The models include those manufactured [...]

Gov’t Must Step in as Shelters are Overflowing with Rescued Animals

Gov’t Must Step in as Shelters are Overflowing with Rescued Animals

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal activists who rescued 60 dogs that had been left at a dog farm held a press conference at the fifth exit of the National Assembly building in Seoul at noon on May 11 and demanded that the government take responsibility and protect rescued animals that need emergency relief. [...]

Everland Opens ‘Lost Valley Wild Road’

Everland Opens ‘Lost Valley Wild Road’

YONGIN, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Everland Resort, South Korea’s biggest amusement park in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, re-opened Safari World on Monday, transforming its land-based “Lost Valley Wild Road” to offer a closer look at animals. Lost Valley, which opened in 2013, covers an area of roughly 53,000 square meters, representing the Everland Zoo along [...]