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Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

Lax Punishment for Animal Abusers

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases involving brutal violence and abuse of pets such as dogs and cats are continuing unabated. Although public calls for stern punishment have been aroused and legislation is strengthened whenever shocking cases are reported, critics say that actual punishments meted out are still insignificant. Seoul’s Mapo Police Station recently [...]

Gov’t Revises Law to Allow Lung Donations from Living People

Gov’t Revises Law to Allow Lung Donations from Living People

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Patients suffering from pulmonary diseases will be able to receive lung transplant operations using organs donated by living people, the government said Friday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said a revision to the relevant law was passed on Dec. 27, with the motion set to take effect following [...]

Parliament Passes Bill Aimed at Toughening Punishment on Drunk Driving

Parliament Passes Bill Aimed at Toughening Punishment on Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly on Thursday passed a proposal aimed at toughening the punishment for drunk driving at its plenary session. Parliamentary committees separately passed two revised proposals designed to increase punishments in the case of driving under the influence (DUI) a day earlier. The so-called Yoon Chang-ho acts consist [...]

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, animal hoarders who take on more animals than they can properly care for will be punished for animal abuse. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that the newly revised animal law outlining the measure will come into effect starting today. The ministry said [...]