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Ulsan Expands “Animal Love” Pet Education Program

Ulsan Expands “Animal Love” Pet Education Program

ULSAN, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education said Tuesday it will expand and operate its “Visiting Animal Love Education” for elementary school students this year. Last year, the municipal education office received applications from elementary schools that wanted such education and held 675 education sessions at 88 schools and for [...]

Industries Scrambling to Respond to Toughened Recycling Policy

Industries Scrambling to Respond to Toughened Recycling Policy

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean industries ranging from beverages and cosmetics to hotels are scrambling to cope with a tightened recycling law, industry officials said Friday. Under revised legislation implemented on Wednesday, producers and importers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), glass and other materials such as drink bottles, food containers and cosmetics packaging [...]

Drivers Say Car Seats for Pets are Most Essential

Drivers Say Car Seats for Pets are Most Essential

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Car seats for pets have been chosen as the most essential product for going on a drive with your pet. K Car, a South Korean used-car seller, conducted a survey of 439 male and female adults via Facebook in which 39.2 percent of respondents picked car seats for pets [...]

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 Mulls Bio-recognition Technology for Pet Registration

Gov’t Mulls Bio-recognition Technology for Pet Registration

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has announced that it is considering introducing advanced bio-recognition technologies, such as animal nose print or nose patterns, in order to improve the pet registration process. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs reported on Sunday that it will spend a total of 692 million won [...]

Experts Call for New Pricing Standards to Prevent Excessive Medical Bills at Veterinary Clinics

Experts Call for New Pricing Standards to Prevent Excessive Medical Bills at Veterinary Clinics

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are calling for the establishment of a pricing standard for medical bills at veterinary clinics to relieve the financial burden for pet owners. Lee Hye-jin, a researcher at the Gyeongnam Institute, pointed out in an internal policy flier that there are “no unified standards or regulations surrounding medical [...]