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.
Everland has announced that, in collaboration with Polar Bears International, it will be sending Korea’s sole captive polar bear, Tongki, to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in England by November.
A proposed amendment to the Animal Protection Act was introduced on June 20th, 2018. Animal rights organizations welcome this amendment and urge congress to pass it quickly into law. CARE has been consulting with Congressman Chang Won Pyo on this legislation, and we hope that this government acts responsibly and ends the decades-long industrial-scale illegal slaughter of dogs in South Korea.
Today we received news that Seongnam City Council would forcibly remove the display and slaughter facilities of last remaining dog meat vendor who is slaughtering dogs on-premises at Moran Market.
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 […]
There are always stocks and defective products in a sales business. However, in the animal industry, the stocks and defective products are all a life that can feel. Purchasing animals such as dogs, cats, rodents, birds, or reptiles from pet shops or large markets is joining in the animal abuse industry where they inbreed and […]
Did you know clothes and beds that you unconsciously bought could be a support for animal abuse? The process to make a jumper made of goose down or duck down is as disgusting and terrible as the process of making a fur coat. Laborers savagely remove thick fur from bird’s chest. During this process, their […]
An old problem, the truth of puppy mills finally pumped up by televising on “동물농장 (Animal Farm)”, a Korean TV program about animals. The problem of puppy mills is not only in the poor environment and cruel breeding mode such as medical treatment from an unqualified person but also on the concept that a life […]
Yesterday (June 30th) at 11 am CARE paired with 8 other animal rights organizations, including but not limited to The Korean Animal Welfare Society and KARA, to hold a collective press conference to demand an end to Farmsco’s pet auction house. We are requesting that Harim Farmsco will put an end to all businesses related […]