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Dozens of Asiatic Black Bears Found in Cages at Illegal Breeding Farm

Dozens of Asiatic Black Bears Found in Cages at Illegal Breeding Farm

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — About 100 Asiatic black bears, a species in danger of extinction, were found confined to cages for illegal breeding and killed for meat. Although Asiatic black bears are a species which requires special care for protection, some farms are engaged in illegal breeding and serving them for human consumption. [...]

Mini Watermelons Coming Soon to S. Korean Supermarkets

Mini Watermelons Coming Soon to S. Korean Supermarkets

SACHEON, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Miniature-sized watermelons grown from suspended pots will soon be made available for South Korean consumers. Gyeongnam Sacheon Agricultural Development & Technology Center will begin selling fun-size watermelons grown via nutriculture through stores of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, better known as Nonghyup, in the southeastern city of Sacheon. These [...]

Animal Agencies Call for Action as Gov’t Continues to Condone Bear Bile Farming

Animal Agencies Call for Action as Gov’t Continues to Condone Bear Bile Farming

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Government action is being called for as hundreds of bears raised on farms for bile harvesting are living under extremely poor conditions. The Korea Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) and Project Moon Bear, at a joint press conference held in Seoul on Wednesday, reported that there are currently 479 bears [...]

Insects Including Meal Beetle and Silkworm Now Classified as Livestock

Insects Including Meal Beetle and Silkworm Now Classified as Livestock

SEJONG, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Some insects will be classified as “livestock” and farms that raise such insects will be able to receive various benefits for breeding them. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Wednesday that it has revised the enforcement regulation of the livestock law to recognize insects as livestock [...]

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Ministry of Justice said on Sunday that it will be providing 2,597 foreign seasonal workers to 41 local authorities across the nation. Foreign seasonal workers, holders of C-4 short-term working visas, will be coming to South Korea to work at designated farms for a maximum duration [...]

Chuncheon to Hire 100 Foreign Workers to Address Farm Labor Shortage

Chuncheon to Hire 100 Foreign Workers to Address Farm Labor Shortage

CHUNCHEON, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province has decided to hire more foreign workers to assist farmers during the farming season after receiving satisfactory feedback from farmers who participated in a similar project this year. The program hires temporary foreign workers who, after entering South Korea, are sent to local [...]