We are the largest and most effective animal rights organization in South Korea.
We rescue abused and abandoned animals, run two adoption centers and three no-kill shelters, campaign for and defend animal rights, report on animal rights and welfare related issues, and promote a cruelty-free lifestyle.
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.
On September 12th, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ‘Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act 2017.’
A dog who a neighbor had been giving food to for 2 years was hit by a car. The dog could not sit down and was bleeding from her nose.
It is with great sadness that we report that Tongki, the sole remaining captive polar bear in South Korea, died at 6 p.m. on October 17th in Everland theme park in Seoul. He was 24 years old.
We ally with Asiana Airlines to attract more flight volunteers. Special privileges, such as free additional baggage checks and use of the Asiana lounge, will be offered.
For the last 3 months, students in grades 3-6 at Yang Pyeong Elementary School took part in our “Discovering Petiquette” workshop. We have received feedback from parents that they have noticed changes in their children’s attitudes towards animals.
Even more donations-in-kind arrive at our adoption centers from our ever more amazing supporters.
Here are more donations-in-kind from our wonderful supporters. All will be put to good use.
We’ve had so many in-kind donations this week that we have no choice but present our thanks as a photo gallery.
Recently, millennials have made headlines for increasingly embarking on homeownership for reasons slightly different than previous generations. While buying a home has long been associated with growing families, younger generations are seeking homes because of their dogs. Now, more than ever, dogs are factored into a family’s house hunting plans.
Here’s the final installment of the brief report on some of the dogs that were rescued, are being fostered, and have been adopted from the Hanam rescue site.
Here is the next installment of the Hanam update. We have another four dogs that our generous donors and volunteers helped rescue.
Here we have the second installment of our Hanam site update, with brief reports on five more of the dogs rescued from that place.