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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 [...]

New Regulations Aim to Prevent Harm Caused by Animal Hoarding

New Regulations Aim to Prevent Harm Caused by Animal Hoarding

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — In order to prevent so-called animal hoarders from taking in more pets than they can look after properly, new guidelines regarding the matter will be issued by the government. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that it was currently reviewing enforcement regulations concerning animal protection [...]