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Preventive Culling Approved for Epidemics Among Wild Animals

Preventive Culling Approved for Epidemics Among Wild Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Preventive culling measures will be allowed when an epidemic such as African swine fever (ASF) sweeps through wild animal populations. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced plans to amend legislation on livestock epidemic prevention, which will come into effect on May 5. The amendment replaced a [...]

S. Korea Implements Ban on Snares for Trapping Wild Animals

S. Korea Implements Ban on Snares for Trapping Wild Animals

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has changed its regulations to prevent the use of snares to catch wild animals. It is the first de facto regulation that recognizes the life dignity of animals. The Ministry of Environment on Thursday issued a notice of the “regulations on trapping equipment for wild animals,” excluding [...]

Local Government Slammed for Feeding Wild Boars

Local Government Slammed for Feeding Wild Boars

OKCHEON, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Okcheon County in North Chungcheong Province is facing criticism from animal experts over its decision to feed wild boars as part of its fight against the wild animals, shortly after the local government announced a mild level of success in recent weeks. Earlier this week, reports emerged that Okcheon County, [...]