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 May 30th, CARE and local police raided a dog-fighting pit in Ganghwa Island, off the north-west coast of South Korea right on the border with North Korea. We asked the police to take the two blood-covered dogs that were fighting as we arrived, Gumdoongii and Nurungii, but they refused.
Across Asia 30 million are slaughtered for food every year. Dogs are kept in cramped and rusting cages, unable to stretch or move about. Many are force-fed with tubes inserted down the throat and into the stomach and filled with rice and water to make them heavier, increasing their market price.
For the first time in South Korea, CARE has obtained a court decision stating that slaughtering dogs for food is illegal.
We held a silent protest against the dog meat trade at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics as part of our “I Am Not Food” campaign.
A large fire in the East District of Ulsan, a city in south east South Korea, engulfed a dog meat farm, severely burning some of the dogs. Instead of tending to the injured dogs, the farm owner decided to leaving them to die from their injuries one by one.
We received a report that on March 5th a cat had been admitted to an abandoned animal center in Daegu, a city in the southern part of South Korea, with severe burn injuries to its head.
On March 20th, the Blue House Secretary for Civil Affairs, Cho Kuk, announced a detailed briefing of the constitutional amendment bill in which President Jae-in Moon expands basic rights and strengthen the power of the people. The amendment bill includes a clause that gives provision to establish a policy for the protection of animal rights.
Have you been wondering what’s going on with Tori? On March 6th, he made a state visit to the CARE office. The visit was scheduled as part of our adoption follow-up process to check how Tori has been doing at the Blue House.
There’s an old man who beats his dog every night. I’m worried the dog might die!
An urgent report came in from a village in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea in December. The report was about two dogs, one with one-eye, and the other bloodstained, left tied up on short leashes.
In October 2017, we received a report that a PC room (A PC room is like an Internet cafe, but without the cafe.) owner was repeatedly abusing a kitten. In the video we were sent, the kitten was beaten, hit with objects, and even trampled.
In the heat of early August at the start of summer, we received numerous reports and photos of animals in distress. The place was a museum called Dalasil in Chuncheon, a city about one and a half hours drive north-west of Seoul. We went to investigate.
In Singil-dong, Seoul, there was a man who purchased unsold dogs from the dog auction and resold them. We could immediately recognize the house because of the obnoxious smell that filled the street.
Almost immediately after he recovered and was transferred to our adoption center in Dapshimni, he found his new family. It often takes much longer to get adopted, but perhaps it was the fact that he was a puppy that melted the adopter’s heart.
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.