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Gov’t to Launch Consultative Body on Dog Meat Consumption

Gov’t to Launch Consultative Body on Dog Meat Consumption

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Thursday the government will form a civilian-led consultative body to produce a social consensus on whether to ban dog meat consumption. Kim made the remark while presiding over a government policy coordination meeting, saying relevant ministries should make active efforts to determine the facts [...]

Cabinet to Discuss Dog Meat Consumption Issue Next Week

Cabinet to Discuss Dog Meat Consumption Issue Next Week

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will launch a formal discussion on whether to prohibit dog meat consumption, officials said Thursday, following President Moon Jae-in’s suggestion to review the controversial practice. The government will table the issue of how to proceed with social discussions on dog meat consumption at a Cabinet meeting to [...]

Moon Says It is Time to Consider Ban on Dogs as Food

Moon Says It is Time to Consider Ban on Dogs as Food

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in raised the need Monday for the government to consider imposing a formal ban on dog meat consumption in South Korea. “Hasn’t the time come to prudently consider prohibiting dog meat consumption?” Moon told Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum during their weekly policy consultation session, according to Cheong [...]

Are Dogs Livestock? Civic Groups Protest For and Against Dog Meat

Are Dogs Livestock? Civic Groups Protest For and Against Dog Meat

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights groups held a rally in protest after the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs included dogs under the category of livestock in the enforcement ordinance of livestock legislation. The “Companion Animal Organization” against dog meat held a rally near the presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, Sunday [...]

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean animal welfare activists said Thursday they will petition the Constitutional Court next month against the government for not curbing dog meat consumption and slaughterhouses. Members of KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) and the PNR (People for Non-human Rights) said in a news conference the government has infringed [...]

Gupo Dog Meat Market Shuts Down Early, Giving 53 Dogs a New Lease on Life

Gupo Dog Meat Market Shuts Down Early, Giving 53 Dogs a New Lease on Life

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of dogs that were on the verge of slaughter will live a new life after some merchants at Busan’s Gupo Dog Meat Market agreed with animal rights groups to close their businesses early. Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), along with the Korean Animal Welfare Association, agreed with [...]

Poll Shows Koreans Evenly Divided over Legal Ban on Dog Slaughter

Poll Shows Koreans Evenly Divided over Legal Ban on Dog Slaughter

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults appear evenly divided over whether to legally ban the slaughter of dogs for meat, according to a poll released Friday. The survey of 501 Koreans older than 19 by local pollster Realmeter showed that 44.2 percent endorsed the enactment of a new law prohibiting the killing [...]

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government may consider revising the law on domestic animals to remove dogs from the list of livestock but prohibiting the consumption of dog meat altogether may require more time and discussions, a senior presidential secretary said Friday. “The government will consider revising the related regulations so dogs may [...]