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Animal Activists Urge Shutdown of ‘Wildlife Cafes’ and ‘Experience Zoos’

Animal Activists Urge Shutdown of ‘Wildlife Cafes’ and ‘Experience Zoos’

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal groups are calling for a ban on ‘wildlife cafes’ and ‘experience zoos’ that allow visitors to touch or feed animals, which can increase the risk of infection. The Korean Animal Welfare Association and others held a press conference in front of the National Assembly on Thursday, claiming that [...]

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 [...]