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.
We received an urgent call from one of our volunteers that a dog was in need of an immediate rescue. The dog was Joshua. He was tied up next to a toilet in the middle of an alley.
Barrett was rescued from the Cheonan slaughterhouse where dogs had been hanged and burned alive for 20 years. When we first discovered Barrett, he was in a cage covered in his own waste with lesions on his legs which exposed the bone. He was immediately taken in for surgery, as his leg could no longer support him.
We shared Yoontaek’s story on social media and were fortunate to find a new family to welcome him. His new adoptive parent had had two animals – 14 and 18 years old – that were unfortunately no longer around.
While in some cases, it may seem harmless to give your cat a small tidbit from your plate, there are other times when letting your cat eat certain foods can be life-threatening. Therefore, no matter how sad kitty looks when waiting for a morsel of food, you are doing your cat a favor by sending them back to their own food bowl.
In the ruins of the Gangwon Province forest fire near Gangneung—a town on the northeast coast of South Korea—we found a mixed breed dog. Not knowing what she was called, we named her “Otu.”
The pregnant cow who escaped the disastrous forest fire in Gangwon Province, died on April 9th, at approximately 10 a.m. On April 22nd, she was to have been taken to the Space SEON sanctuary in North Chungcheong Province to receive intensive treatment and care, and was expected live happily for the rest of her days. However, just before CARE staff arrived to make the last preparations, we were told that she had drawn her last breath.
When the fire broke out and everyone had to evacuate, an elderly lady delayed to cut loose her two dogs. While her house was burning down around her, she freed her pregnant dog, Gamja, and started cutting loose her other dog, Bada, who was barking loudly. However, overcome with exhaustion, she fell and wasn’t able to get back up. Her two dogs didn’t leave her side.
We held a three-day “Dog Farm in the Street” campaign from Friday April 19th until Sunday April 21st, in Hongdae, Gangnam, and Gwanghwamun respectively, as part of our ongoing campaign to end dog farms and the dog meat industry in South Korea.
Goseong, Sokcho and other regions of Gangwon Province on the North East Coast of South Korea have been ravaged by severe forest fires. The government has proclaimed it a national disaster.
On March 31st, 2019, CARE held their Annual General Meeting at the CARE Head Office in Jongno-gu, Seoul. 25 regular members were present.
Last week, a young stray cat was rescued by CARE employees. It was found near CARE’s head office and had a serious head injury from fighting with other cats.
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.
This essay will outline and share what I’ve learned about global food issues and the mistakes and successes of food advocates in other countries, in order to help other activists be more effective in their work.