Animals in Captivity

CARE - 2019 - A Year in Review

A Review of 2019

Our acheivements in 2019 were due to the ongoing support of our generous donors, the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers, and those who encourage us and stand with us on social media.

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Reimbursement of Donations: Save the Cow

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.

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Trading Zoo Animals with North Korea

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.

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A Farewell to Tongki

It is with great sadness that we report that Tongki, the sole remaining captive polar bear in South Korea, died at 6 p.m. on October 17th in Everland theme park in Seoul. He was 24 years old.

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[Update II] Hanam Emergency Dog Rescue

After first investigating the site of what is one of South Korea’s worst cases of intentional mass animal abuse on June 25th, 2018, we are now able to offer a fuller explanation of the situation at the Hanam City site.

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[Update] Hanam City Emergency Dog Rescue Appeal

Our wonderful volunteers have been caring for the ones that were removed earlier, and with a lot of love and some veterinary treatment—and a lot of support from our supporters—a lot of them are doing much better now, and showing signs of recovery.

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Hanam City Emergency Dog Rescue Appeal

Dog meat slaughterers ousted from Moran Market are trying a new trick. They have illegally occupied land owned by Korea Land & Housing Corporation, claiming their facilities were on this land prior to being bought and that LHC owes them compensation before they move out to ‘allow’ the construction of a new apartment block.

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Rescued from Dog Fight, Owner Surrendered Different Dog

On May 30th, CARE and local police raided a dog-fighting pit in Ganghwa Island, off the north-west coast of South Korea right on the border with North Korea. We asked the police to take the two blood-covered dogs that were fighting as we arrived, Gumdoongii and Nurungii, but they refused.

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Ignorance; the Suffering Continues

In the heat of early August at the start of summer, we received numerous reports and photos of animals in distress. The place was a museum called Dalasil in Chuncheon, a city about one and a half hours drive north-west of Seoul. We went to investigate.

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