Legislation

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Veterinarian Amendment: A Pet Owner’s Rights

A legislative amendment we have been supporting for 7 years is finally about to be adopted. The Veterinarian Amendment allows pet owners to be informed of the medical estimates prior to diagnosis and treatment.

dog and cat meat ban Shenzhen, China
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Dog and Cat Meat Ban in Shenzhen, China

In Shenzhen, along with an ordinance banning the sale of wild animals and the use of laboratory and exhibition animals, a dog and cat meat ban was legislated.

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The So-called Petparazzi Law to be Repealed

The law rewarding those who report dog owners for failing to leash their dogs is to be repealed.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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Water Deer Suffocated in Floodgate

We received a call about a deer that had its head trapped in an irrigation floodgate for many hours. Nobody had come to help because Water deer are listed as vermin despite being listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

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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.