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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 [...]

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 [...]