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S. Koreans Call for “Animal Cops” amid Growing Number of Animal Abuse Cases

S. Koreans Call for “Animal Cops” amid Growing Number of Animal Abuse Cases

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of animal abuse cases is growing year after year in South Korea. According to the National Police Agency on Sunday, the number of cases where people were investigated for violations of animal protection laws by the prosecutor’s office has been on an upward trend, rising from 264 [...]

Pet Ownership Surges in S. Korea

Pet Ownership Surges in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — As of last year, close to 6 million households nationwide were estimated to be raising 8.56 million companion animals. According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and 5.91 million households raised companion animals, up 800,000 from 5.11 million a year earlier. Specifically, [...]

Animal Hospitals Required to Disclose Medical Fees in Advance

Animal Hospitals Required to Disclose Medical Fees in Advance

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal hospitals will now be required to inform pet owners of medical fees in advance, and provide explanations about surgical procedures, blood donations or transfusions. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced Monday that it will amend legislation on veterinarian affairs to generate trustworthy medical environments for [...]