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Amid Animal Cruelty Debate, 80 pct of Sniffer Dogs are Cloned: Data

Amid Animal Cruelty Debate, 80 pct of Sniffer Dogs are Cloned: Data

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 80 percent of active sniffer dogs deployed by South Korea’s quarantine agency are cloned, data showed Monday, as activists express their concerns over potential animal abuse. According to the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, 42 of its 51 sniffer dogs were cloned from parent animals as of April, [...]

S. Korea to Check Industrial Products to Prevent Fire Ants from Entering Country

S. Korea to Check Industrial Products to Prevent Fire Ants from Entering Country

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will start checking industrial products as part of efforts to prevent red fire ants from entering the country, the government said Sunday. Quarantine authorities said the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency and Korea Customs Service (KCS) have teamed up to check containers bringing in industrial goods from [...]

“Health Insurance” Policy for Korean Cattle Introduced Following Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

“Health Insurance” Policy for Korean Cattle Introduced Following Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Following criticism of recurrent foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in South Korea, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced Sunday that it will introduce a pilot project for a mutual aid system that will function much like a health insurance policy for cattle.   The “premiums” will be split fifty-fifty [...]