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.
On Saturday, March 16th, staff and volunteers participated in the mass neutering of all the male dogs in our Hong-seong shelter.
At the request of DoVE Project, an American organization that also campaigns for the end of dog meat and tries to find them homes in the US, CARE rescued 18 dogs from a dog farm in Beolgyo in South Jeolla Province in the early hours of Wednesday 27th of February.
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.
So many people donated sweet potatoes for our rescue dogs that we decided to have a sweet potato party at the adoption center!
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.
A report came in from a factory area in Asan City, South Chungcheong province. There were two dogs wandering the street, but the face of one seemed to be peeling and red.
Stray Kids, a nine-member male K-Pop group, were appointed as honorary ambassadors of CARE’s Black Dog Campaign. The appointment officially took place on October 31st, at our adoption center in Dapshimni.
A shocking video was released by NewsTapa on November 1st, 2018. In the video, Jin-ho Yang, the CEO of Korea Future Technology and WeDisk, was seen beating a former employee in the office while fellow employees were watching.
We received a phone call from a man from the Moran Market Dog Meat Association. Surprisingly, he was reporting that some dogs had been abandoned in a small cage for a couple of months on a hill near the market.
A CARE member reported finding three stray dogs wandering the street. He described the matter as urgent as one of them, a brown Chihuahua, had one leg missing.
Here is a brief outline of the events of the Hanam City situation.
We received an email from a person living in Seongju county, North Gyeongsang province telling us that one of his neighbors was struggling to take care of more than 100 abandoned animals.
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.