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First Case of Pet with COVID-19 Ignites Concerns About Animal Abuse

First Case of Pet with COVID-19 Ignites Concerns About Animal Abuse

BUSAN, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns about animal abuse and mistreatment are growing after a cat recently tested positive for COVID-19 in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province where an infection was reported. A female worker who is a so-called ‘cat mom,’ a person who provides food to stray cats, recently experienced an embarrassing moment. When [...]

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 [...]