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Civilian Dog Designated as Civil K-9 for Outstanding Service

Civilian Dog Designated as Civil K-9 for Outstanding Service

SUWON, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A Belgian Shepherd dog that received body detection training at a local pet training center showed outstanding performance in finding missing persons. The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency designated Jesper, and her owner Roh Il-ho as Honorary Neighborhood Police Officers. Roh has been running a pet training center in [...]

Seoul City Shuts Down All Remaining Dog Slaughterhouses

Seoul City Shuts Down All Remaining Dog Slaughterhouses

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s last surviving dog slaughterhouses have finally been shut down after constant pressure from the mayor. The result comes after a year and two months of crackdowns, pressure, and convincing by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The city announced on Thursday that the last three dog slaughterhouses in downtown Seoul [...]

S. Korea’s Pet Care Market Estimated at US$1.57 bln in 2019

S. Korea’s Pet Care Market Estimated at US$1.57 bln in 2019

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s pet care market is estimated at US$1.57 billion this year, industry data showed Friday, with cat food being one of the major contributors. The estimate marks a 5.4 percent on-year rise from last year’s estimated $1.49 billion, and a twofold jump from 2011, industry tracker Euromonitor International [...]

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation into veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun, who has been accused of abusing a working dog, which is mobilized for quarantines and other work, in the course of testing. It was announced on Tuesday that the Special Committee on Animal Testing Ethics is [...]