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Gov’t Pledges All-out Efforts to Contain Spread of FMD

Gov’t Pledges All-out Efforts to Contain Spread of FMD

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The government apologized Friday for the recent outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the country and vowed to make all-out efforts to tackle the spread of the highly contagious virus. “We have promptly taken countermeasures including immediate culling and issuing travel regulations as soon as we received reports [...]

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

SEJONG, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday that it has lifted a movement ban on local livestock farms as no additional cases of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease have been reported in over a month. Last month, the ministry also released a standstill order on poultry farms in 20 regions as there [...]

S. Korea’s Animal Quarantine Agency Develops Diagnosis Kit for FMD

S. Korea’s Animal Quarantine Agency Develops Diagnosis Kit for FMD

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s animal quarantine agency said Sunday that its has developed the world’s first diagnosis kit that can simultaneously check three different types of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) strains. The kit is able to detect the O, A and Asia 1 serum types of the highly contagious disease that affects [...]

“Health Insurance” Policy for Korean Cattle Introduced Following Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

“Health Insurance” Policy for Korean Cattle Introduced Following Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Following criticism of recurrent foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in South Korea, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced Sunday that it will introduce a pilot project for a mutual aid system that will function much like a health insurance policy for cattle.   The “premiums” will be split fifty-fifty [...]

Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival Opens

Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival Opens

CHEONGDO, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — One hundred fighting bulls will have a fierce battle of horns at the Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival, which is being held at Cheongdo Bullfighting Stadium in Hwayang-eup. The festival, which opened on April 15, will have weight-divided competitions for the first three days. More intriguing gambling-type competitions will be held [...]

Animal-Masked Activists Campaign for Lower Meat Consumption amidst Mass Culls

Animal-Masked Activists Campaign for Lower Meat Consumption amidst Mass Culls

SEOUL, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal-masked individuals cloaked in yellow sacks occupied streets near Hongdae Station in Seoul on March 1, campaigning for the conscious and moderate consumption of farmed animals. Activists from the Korea Association for Animal Protection (KAAP) dressed themselves in chicken and duck costumes and then covered themselves with sacks, in order [...]