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Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

SEJONG, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday that it has lifted a movement ban on local livestock farms as no additional cases of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease have been reported in over a month. Last month, the ministry also released a standstill order on poultry farms in 20 regions as there [...]

S. Korea Creates Nitrogen Foam for Humane Animal Slaughter

S. Korea Creates Nitrogen Foam for Humane Animal Slaughter

SEJONG, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — To better abide by international guidelines regarding the slaughter of animals, South Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced February 5 that it had produced and tested equipment that creates nitrogen foam. According to the RDA, the World Organization for Animal Health advises the use of nitrogen gas when slaughtering [...]

S. Korean Government to Develop Bird Flu Emergency Response System

S. Korean Government to Develop Bird Flu Emergency Response System

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean health authorities have set out plans for a bird flu emergency response system that will include an antigen bank and emergency vaccine supplies. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced the plans on Thursday, after a safety investigation task force launched by the Animal and [...]

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – In the wake of South Korea’s pesticide egg scandal, popular unrest and indignation has fomented a change in attitudes that may not have been possible in ordinary times. As of the date of this article, none other than the president has spoken out about the need for reform. Reform [...]