Our campaigns have resulted in improvements to animal protection legislation in South Korea.
Under the current Animal Protection Act, there has only been one incarceration for cruelty to an animal. It was CARE who made that happen.
CARE and over 20 individual animal rights activists took part in an unplanned protest at Taepyeong Dog Slaughterhouse, where an unimaginable number of dogs are slaughtered every day.
Despite the brutal summer heat, our STOP THE KILLING! 2018 demonstration demanding the end of dog meat slaughter went ahead successfully. A lot of people stopped to express support for the protest that took place on the second of the three Boknal days.
Across Asia 30 million are slaughtered for food every year. Dogs are kept in cramped and rusting cages, unable to stretch or move about. Many are force-fed with tubes inserted down the throat and into the stomach and filled with rice and water to make them heavier, increasing their market price.
Despite the cold and rain on February 23rd, an alliance of CARE and other animal rights organizations held a press conference in front of the government complex at Gwanghwamun to protest against mass culling of farm animals.
A Korea Times article on the English site about the investigation by CARE and other animal rights organizations into the dolphin deaths at the Jangsaengpo Special Whale Culture Zone in Ulsan is the most read article on Friday 24th February.
On Monday, February 13th, one of the dolphins that arrived from Taiji, Japan on February 10th, died.
Despite the actions of CARE and other activists, Ulsan Namgu Office went ahead with their importing of two bottlenose dolphins from Taiji, an infamous dolphin hunting town in Japan. Here, we’ll document the dolphin’s journey from Osaka, Japan to the Whale Ecology Experience Center in Ulsan, South Korea.
On the morning of February 6th, 2017, we, and an alliance of animal welfare and animal rights organizations, held a press conference in the parliament building about the cessation of importing dolphins by Ulsan Namgu Office.
Ulsan Nam-gu must call off the dolphin importation plan! Recently, we received shocking news that Ulsan’s Whales’ Ecology Experience Center will import two dolphins from Taiji, Japan, a well-known place for cruel dolphin hunting. CARE strongly opposes their decision and will take action until the importation and exhibition of dolphins become banned. In 2015, the […]
This was the slogan on one of CARE’s signs in a protest against selling cruelly-made ostrich leather bags. On May 25, 2016, CARE organized a joint protest with PETA Asia against the sale of Prada’s Italian ostrich bags. Members of the animal rights group CARE and PETA held signs in a silent protest in front […]
“Sometimes, Koreans ask me, ‘why are you working in animal rights in Korea?’. I just want to help Korea become a better country, that’s all.” He spoke in fluent but slightly uncertain Korean. Each time people asked that question, his answer was always the same. Korea was his wife’s hometown and his 3-year-old daughter’s birthplace, […]
Violations of animal protection laws are constantly increasing these days. Violations have doubled in number from 2012 to 2015 (138 to 264 cases). Moreover, this year 210 cases were reported from January to August which indicates that violation has risen by 31.2% compared to the same period last year. The number of companion animals and […]
You must think again deeply about this question: “How much is a Maltese these days?” There is a dog factory that produces a lot of dogs at suburb area. The owner of the dog factory stated, “Nowadays, there is good money in selling Pomeranian. Big dogs are not good because is cost a lot of […]