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Dogs Are Not Livestock
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The Solution is Simple: Dogs Are Not Livestock

Dogs are not livestock and we urge South Korea’s President Moon to keep his promise to remove dogs from the category of livestock in animal husbandry related laws.

CARE - 2019 - A Year in Review
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A Review of 2019

Our achievements 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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The So-called Petparazzi Law to be Repealed

The law rewarding those who report dog owners for failing to leash their dogs is to be repealed.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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Cheonan Dog Slaughterer Case Sent to Public Prosecutor

The case of the Cheonan Dog Slaughterer, who hanged dogs by the neck and burned them alive, has now been passed on to the Cheonan branch of the Daejon Public Prosecutor’s Office. The police investigator has dispatched the case with the formal opinion of indictment on all charges brought against this man, namely the violation of animal protection laws, specifically articles 1, 2 and 4 in Section 1; and article 4 in Section 2.

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Paju City Mayor Reported for Ignoring Live Burial of Pigs

We reported the Mayor and officials of Paju City for violation of animal rights laws and dereliction of duty for allowing the live burial of pigs infected with African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) following the recent outbreak in South Korea.

Cats in a cage
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“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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Dog Farm in the Street

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.

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$16 Million to Continue the Torture

The Korea National Primate Research Center, which opened on November 6th, 2018, at a cost of 18,500,000,000 Korean won (approx. $16.3 million,) can accommodate up to 3,000 macaques so as to keep a large quantity of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) primate resources.