Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

The So-called “Petparazzi” Law to be Repealed

The law rewarding those who report dog owners for failing to leash their dogs is to be repealed. For years, we have been demanding this of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) by holding demonstrations and debates in the National Assembly.

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Pet Food Aisle

Investigation into Animal Cadavers in Pet Food

Following a recent government inspection, Joon-ho Yoon of the South Korean Democratic Party revealed that a government-operated animal shelter in Jeju Island had sent the corpses of 3,892 dogs that had either been euthanized or had died naturally to pet food manufacturers.

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Stop Blaming Cats for African Swine Fever Virus!

Yonhap News falsely reported that wild cats may have spread African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) by eating or stepping on contaminated meat before entering farms. It went on to suggest that wild cats should be put down as a precautionary measure.

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Culprits of the Epidemic; Animal Holocaust Revealed

On September 26th, with the Korean Association for Animal Protection (KAAP), we held a press conference at Gwanghwamun Plaza to reveal the government and municipality’s failure to address the issue of the live burial of pigs infected by the African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV.)

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Cats in a cage

“Purpose of a Pet” Obstacle to Banning Illegal Animal Sales

On 28th June this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) responded to the question of whether dog sellers in traditional markets should be formally registered as animal traders. The Ministry stated that “each regional authority should make rational decisions whether the animals sold are pets that are the subjects of animal trade registration.” This amounts to an authoritative interpretation of the law.

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Untreated Food Waste Given to Dogs

We urge MAFRA to stop classifying animals as only for commercial use, and acting only in the interests of the livestock industry and farmers, and to genuinely seek to insure that the food produced by Korea’s farmers is healthy and free from contamination.

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