Our campaigns have resulted in improvements to animal protection legislation in South Korea.
Under the current Animal Protection Act, there has only been one incarceration for cruelty to an animal. It was CARE who made that happen.
We urge MAFRA to stop classifying animals as only for commercial use, and acting only in the interests of the livestock industry and farmers, and to genuinely seek to insure that the food produced by Korea’s farmers is healthy and free from contamination.
There are innumerable dog meat restaurants in Seoul despite the 1984 Seoul Metropolitan Government’s classification of dog meat as a food not suitable for human consumption. As of October 26th, 2017, Kyungdong, Jung-ang, and Moran markets in Seoul still illegally slaughter dogs and sell dog meat.
On September 9th, the cove of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, turned bright red as a pod of 21 young short-finned pilot whales was slaughtered while 3 others were captured to face a life of imprisonment. Despite growing international condemnation, Japan carried out its annual dolphin slaughter.
Ulsan Nam-gu must call off the dolphin importation plan! Recently, we received shocking news that Ulsan’s Whales’ Ecology Experience Center will import two dolphins from Taiji, Japan, a well-known place for cruel dolphin hunting. CARE strongly opposes their decision and will take action until the importation and exhibition of dolphins become banned. In 2015, the […]
This was the slogan on one of CARE’s signs in a protest against selling cruelly-made ostrich leather bags. On May 25, 2016, CARE organized a joint protest with PETA Asia against the sale of Prada’s Italian ostrich bags. Members of the animal rights group CARE and PETA held signs in a silent protest in front […]
“Sometimes, Koreans ask me, ‘why are you working in animal rights in Korea?’. I just want to help Korea become a better country, that’s all.” He spoke in fluent but slightly uncertain Korean. Each time people asked that question, his answer was always the same. Korea was his wife’s hometown and his 3-year-old daughter’s birthplace, […]
Violations of animal protection laws are constantly increasing these days. Violations have doubled in number from 2012 to 2015 (138 to 264 cases). Moreover, this year 210 cases were reported from January to August which indicates that violation has risen by 31.2% compared to the same period last year. The number of companion animals and […]
You must think again deeply about this question: “How much is a Maltese these days?” There is a dog factory that produces a lot of dogs at suburb area. The owner of the dog factory stated, “Nowadays, there is good money in selling Pomeranian. Big dogs are not good because is cost a lot of […]
There are always stocks and defective products in a sales business. However, in the animal industry, the stocks and defective products are all a life that can feel. Purchasing animals such as dogs, cats, rodents, birds, or reptiles from pet shops or large markets is joining in the animal abuse industry where they inbreed and […]
An old problem, the truth of puppy mills, finally pumped up by televising on “동물농장 (Animal farm)”, a Korean TV program about animals. The problem of puppy mills is not only on the poor environment and cruel breeding mode such as medical treatment from an unqualified person, but also on the concept that a life […]
Yesterday (June 30th) at 11am CARE paired with 8 other animal rights organizations, including but not limited to The Korean Animal Welfare Society and KARA, to hold a collective press conference to demand an end to Farmsco’s pet auction house. We are requesting that Harim Farmsco will put an end to all businesses related to […]
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 […]
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. Animal […]
On May 19th, Animal Rights Organization 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 […]