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.
In the sweltering summer heat, over 100 dogs living in their own waste were finally rescued and transferred to a temporary shelter provided by Cheonan City on August 6th.
On July 21st, CARE investigated a slaughterhouse in Cheonan City where dogs were hung by the neck and burned alive. Following this, we sued the slaughterer and requested emergency measures be taken to protect the remaining dogs by the city of Cheonan.
Sori seemed puzzled to meet her new family for the first time. Her expression displays a certain look when she is curious about something. But we are sure that Sori will be the first to reach out to her adoptive family once she gets settled and adjusted to the new situation.
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.
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.