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.
Fundamentally changing the livestock industry in South Korea, the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs has officially announced that factory farming and battery cage farming will be changed to a more animal welfare cognizant industry.
On 12th July 2017, CARE filed a bill of indictment at the Seoul Supreme Prosecutor’s Office, accusing 15 people who slaughtered and sold dog meat for infractions under Article 8 Section 1 Clauses 1, 2 and 4 of the Animal Protection Act.
Who should have Jurisdiction over Animal Protection Laws?
A long awaited and much welcomed amendment to the Korean Animal Protection Act passed in the 20th National Assembly plenary session on March 2nd.
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 […]
“This dog is suffering from ophthalmorrhexis.” This two-year old dog lost his/her sight because of the abuse from owner. Only a public official who is in charge of animal protection of a local government can rescue animals from abuse. This is because there is no law to forcedly restrain the animal owner. “Without permission from […]
Sheltered animals being slaughtered for their meat is real situation of these abandoned animals exposed. The Inhumane treatment and management of cats, conduction of drug-induced death without proper medical help. CARE has been and will continue to look into these horrific occurrences in shelters around Korea. In 2016, we hope to accumulate more data and quickly put […]