Our campaigns have resulted in improvements to animal protection legislation in South Korea.
We discovered that five municipalities in South Chungcheong Province are sending bodies of abandoned animals to be rendered into animal fat for animal feed.
We met with representatives of Incheon Grand Park and discussed their sales of animals to slaughterhouses. They admitted to selling animals in order to control the increase in numbers, and agreed that it was the wrong thing to do.
The law rewarding those who report dog owners for failing to leash their dogs is to be repealed. For years, we have been demanding this of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) by holding demonstrations and debates in the National Assembly.
Following a recent government inspection, Joon-ho Yoon of the South Korean Democratic Party revealed that a government-operated animal shelter in Jeju Island had sent the corpses of 3,892 dogs that had either been euthanized or had died naturally to pet food manufacturers.
On September 26th, with the Korean Association for Animal Protection (KAAP), we held a press conference at Gwanghwamun Plaza to reveal the government and municipality’s failure to address the issue of the live burial of pigs infected by the African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV.)