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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 [...]

Animal Rights Activists Hold Protests in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Seoul Against the Horrific South Korea Dog Meat Trade

Animal Rights Activists Hold Protests in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Seoul Against the Horrific South Korea Dog Meat Trade

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – WHAT: Last Chance for Animals (LCA) and sister organization in S. Korea, Animal Liberation Wave (ALW), will lead hundreds of protesters in three simultaneous demonstrations in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Seoul, South Korea to draw attention to the inhumane slaughter of approximately one million dogs annually in [...]

Dutch skater, Delegation Apologize for Remark on Korea’s Treatment of Dogs

Dutch skater, Delegation Apologize for Remark on Korea’s Treatment of Dogs

GANGNEUNG, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Dutch delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics apologized Thursday over speed skater Jan Blokhuijsen’s controversial remark, apparently targeted at dog meat consumption in South Korea. Leaving a press conference after the Netherlands captured bronze in the men’s team pursuit Wednesday, Blokhuijsen said, “Please treat dogs better in this [...]

Incoming President to Bring Abandoned Dog and Cat to Blue House

Incoming President to Bring Abandoned Dog and Cat to Blue House

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Now that South Korea’s newly elected president Moon Jae-in has been sworn into office, public attention is turning to whether his pets – rescued dog Maru and cat Jjingjjingi – will accompany him to the Blue House as the very first First Dog from a shelter and First Cat in [...]

Restaurants Struggle as Dog Meat Consumption Wanes

Restaurants Struggle as Dog Meat Consumption Wanes

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – During hot summer days in Korea, a traditional custom is to eat “invigorating” food to counter the blazing heat that often leaves people weary and fatigued. Boshintang is a Korean “invigorating” soup that is made with dog meat, but ongoing controversy regarding the morality of consuming dog meat in Korean [...]