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Private Animal Protection Agencies Housing 15,000 Abandoned Animals

Private Animal Protection Agencies Housing 15,000 Abandoned Animals

SEOUL, Jul. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 15,000 abandoned animals at private animal protection centers located throughout South Korea are waiting for a new family. The government reported that the majority of the abandoned dogs are mixed breeds and beagles. According to the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Sunday, there are four [...]

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

GWANGJU, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — This summer, following the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Championships, a special swimming competition open only to dogs will be held in Gwangju. The ‘pet swimming’ competition is attracting much attention as it is the first time for a local government and public organization to officially hold this type [...]

Half of Registered Dogs are Aged Between 7 and 12

Half of Registered Dogs are Aged Between 7 and 12

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of pet dogs increases, the number of elderly dogs, which are considered “grandfathers and grandmothers,” has increased significantly. The pet industry is pouring out a variety of products, from blood sugar-control meal products to sanitary pants. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, [...]

Number of Abandoned Pets Increases Fivefold Amid Heat Wave

Number of Abandoned Pets Increases Fivefold Amid Heat Wave

CHEONGJU, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The summer holidays may be the least enjoyable time for family animals, as pets are said to be abandoned the most during this time of year. Although the unfavorable practice has been occurring yearly, it has been especially problematic this summer due to the intense heat wave that has [...]

Dog Muzzle Law Targeting Large Dogs Sparks Backlash

Dog Muzzle Law Targeting Large Dogs Sparks Backlash

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is under fire after introducing arbitrary standards for a new dog muzzle law focusing primarily on large dogs, a move that animal rights activists have described as ‘illogical’. Under the animal law, which will enter effect next month, dogs must be kept on a leash shorter [...]