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Anti-barking Devices Ignite Animal Abuse Controversy

Anti-barking Devices Ignite Animal Abuse Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Anti-barking devices that were developed to prevent pet dogs from barking are sparking controversy over animal abuse. A variety of anti-barking devices and after-purchase reviews are available when searching through Internet shopping malls. Most of them are necklace type models that give a physical shock from electricity or ultrasonic [...]

Gov’t Mandates Electronic Prescriptions for Animal Medications

Gov’t Mandates Electronic Prescriptions for Animal Medications

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The future is pet-friendly when it comes to medical prescriptions, as least in South Korea. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced that it will implement a revision to the Veterinary License Act starting Friday. The current regulations in place to prevent the misuse and abuse of [...]

Researchers Develops Eco-friendly Plastic Production Technology

Researchers Develops Eco-friendly Plastic Production Technology

DAEJEON, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology announced Tuesday that it has developed a new technology to produce eco-friendly polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastic. PEF has been spotlighted as a new bio-alternative to replace PET plastic, and is made of glucose, a sugar substance originating from plants. The PET alternative [...]

Controversy Sparks After Insurance Bill Says Pets Equivalent to Humans

Controversy Sparks After Insurance Bill Says Pets Equivalent to Humans

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A bill has recently been proposed to consider pet insurance as equivalent to human insurance plans, raising new controversies as to how pets are to be identified in insurance programs. The bill, proposed by Rep. Kim Byung-wook of the ruling Democratic Party, intends to consider pet insurance plans as [...]