CARE and LUSH Korea launched their coordinated #FurFreeKorea campaign in Myeong-dong, Seoul on December 28th to bring an end to the fur products industry in South Korea. The performances began simultaneously in front of the LUSH Myeong-dong store and Myeong-dong Art Theater.
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I suspect you’ve heard it before and maybe even thought it yourself; factory farm workers are evil, sub-humans that enjoy torturing animals. They choose to get up every morning to beat, kick, abuse, terrorize and slaughter other defenseless sentient beings. Really? Do you think that this is really what motivates them to get out of bed every morning?
If you’re considering a side gig or thinking about starting a small business, your chances at happiness and success are considerably better if you choose something you love doing and know well. That’s an easy decision if you love animals.
This December 2nd marks the 4th year of Snoopy’s arrival into our family in the Netherlands. A lot has happened throughout the past 4 years, but all in all, Snoopy and our family have been getting along very well. I hope my follow-up will help those who are planning on adopting.
In July 2018, we discovered that keychains, cat toys, and clothes containing imported cat fur were being distributed and sold in markets in South Korea. We requested a DNA test for 14 samples obtained from a market in Seoul. 3 samples out of the 14 were confirmed to be cat fur. In October 2018, we […]
The Korea National Primate Research Center, which opened on November 6th, 2018, at a cost of 18,500,000,000 Korean won (approx. $16.3 million,) can accommodate up to 3,000 macaques so as to keep a large quantity of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) primate resources.
We received a phone call from Chungju City. A small white and tan dog was tied with a heavy iron chain outside one of the houses in the neighborhood. The neighbor described the dog’s neck as covered in weeping sores and blood because its collar was tight around its neck. The dog seemed to be in a bad way and the neighbor was concerned for its life.
Taepyeong Slaughterhouse in Seongnam City, which started in the 1990s, was the largest dog slaughterhouse in South Korea. At least 80,000 dogs every year were brutally slaughtered there, the meat being distributed throughout the country. Today, though, it is finally gone.
The city of Seoul has suggested that Seoul Grand Park and Pyeong Yang Central Zoo trade primates. While Seoul claims this would expand genetic diversity, it would really be a political move using animals to improve North-South Korean interactions.