We are the largest and most effective animal rights organization in South Korea.
We rescue abused and abandoned animals, run two adoption centers and three no-kill shelters, campaign for and defend animal rights, report on animal rights and welfare related issues, and promote a cruelty-free lifestyle.
On November 11th 2017, Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Gucci, announced that, starting next year, the brand would stop using animal fur in their products, and would join the Fur Free Alliance.
Taeji, the last performing bottlenose dolphin at Seoul Grand Park, who was captured in the cove of Taiji in 2008, was transferred to Pacific Land on Jeju Island on June 20th 2017 to be fostered.
Our international conference for banning dog meat consumption, titled ‘Dog Meat Free Korea 2017,’ was held in the National Assembly Library, Seoul on November 24th.
Students from CARE’s animal protection movement have been experiencing local campaigning for themselves. The issue at hand was the highly controversial dog factory, as seen on Tv Animal Farm last month. Many horrified citizens are interested. This is a time for the volunteers and activists alike to understand which form of street campaigning is the […]
Arong was rescued from Gunsan. Until 2012 Arong was living in a home as a foster pet but this year her stay could not be extended and she came to live at the CARE adoption center instead. She is very sweet and craves for human interaction. Whenever she hears the caretakers’ voices nearby she whines […]
Summer is just around the corner. In Korea, dog meat is consumed more vastly in the summer, especially during the three hottest days called Bok Nal. Last year, CARE teamed up with the amazingly talented Michelle Taylor Chen, Sooyeon Jang, and the CLEF Company to bring you “Draw My Life – South Korea’s Dog Meat […]
On June 10th 2016, CARE received notice of a car that was suspected to be holding dogs and cats in critical condition. We rushed to the scene immediately, spoke to the man in charge, and successfully rescued 48 dogs and cats. In the midst of this rescue, we discovered two cats and a dog who […]
The perpetrator tied a rubber band around his dog’s mouth as a form of discipline and left him to suffer. As a result, the court fined him 500,000 KRW (approx. 500 USD). Although the punishment was much less than animal activists had hoped, we believe they had to factor in the owner’s age (87) when […]
Hodu’s story caught the eyes of audiences when it was aired on <TVAnimalFarm> on January 31st 2016. When she was rescued, Hodu’s snout was tied up with fishing line to an extent that nearly amputated her mouth. Hodu endured extreme hunger, pain, and cold until her rescue and is slowly recovering with CARE. She hopes […]
On May 19th CARE held a public press conference at the Gwanghwamun Seoul Government Office for the prioritization of the issue of the “Dog Factory” case by our government. After the airing of SBS TV Animal Farm’s episode regarding the truth behind Korea’s dog factories, many viewers and citizens alike were left in shock. CARE […]
On May 19th, CARE partnered with 17 local organizations to hold a press conference that would settle the “Dog Factory” problem once and for all. This involved the addressing of “Breeding Center Investigations”, “Fining for illegal breeders”, “Illegal performance of surgery without a license on animals”, and many more necessary measures. We also started a […]
On April 4th, 2016, CARE’s rescue team received a request for help in the mail. A woman had found Kumdoongi near a restaurant owned by her parents. The dog’s skin was severely torn off due to burns and continued to bleed with every movement. With the message, the witness sent a photo, within which we […]
An accurate account of the horrendous situation, as aired on TV this past Sunday 1. Breeding is forced, not natural If the females were not pregnant during the dogs’ mating seasons, the factory workers would forcefully grab the two and breed them. If this too was unsuccessful, the workers would collect the males’ semen in […]
This February, we received a report of an 80-year-old grandpa who had been keeping around 40 dogs in captivity. We were told that he was keeping at least 40 dogs in 20 cages on one floor of a building. After contacting the old man’s guardian, we were able to find out that the initial purpose […]
Continuous physical abuse even led to the shattering of his teeth. Hodong was left in this state, unable to see, unable to chew, tied up to a small house, for three whole years. During the summer, mosquitoes would attack him, and during the winter, his limited food would freeze over. He was left all alone […]