As a campaigning organization, CARE continues to lobby the Korean government for improvements to animal welfare legislation. Our efforts have seen amendments to the South Korean Animal Protection Act, which now includes much better safeguards for animals and penalties for abuse and cruelty. Under the current Animal Protection Act there has only been one incarceration for cruelty to an animal. It was CARE who made that happen.
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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.