Legislation

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Proposed Amendment to South Korean Animal Protection Act

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.

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Support the Farm Bill Denham Amendment

The US Senate and House of Representatives will vote on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill. A proposed amendment by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA 10th District) would make the slaughter and transport of dog and cat meat illegal in the US. Help us to get this included in the Bill by signing the petition.

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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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Fundamental Changes to South Korea’s Livestock Industry

Fundamentally changing the livestock industry in South Korea, the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs has officially announced that factory farming and battery cage farming will be changed to a more animal welfare cognizant industry.

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Punishment for Dog Slaughter Leads to Banning of Dog Meat

On 12th July 2017, CARE filed a bill of indictment at the Seoul Supreme Prosecutor’s Office, accusing 15 people who slaughtered and sold dog meat for infractions under Article 8 Section 1 Clauses 1, 2 and 4 of the Animal Protection Act.

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A Third Legal Status for Animals

In early May 2005, Hae-tal became a member of Hansun Seo’s family. However, in the late evening of February 21st 2015, Hae-tal was savagely beaten by a neighbor for no discernible reason. He died shortly after.

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Cat Torturer’s Inadequate Punishment

The man who tortured a cat with boiling water and hot pokers, left it suffering in agony unable to eat or drink for 5 days, and then fed it alive to his dogs, was sentenced on May 2nd, 2017 at a court in South Chungcheon province, South Korea.

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Taiwan Bans Dog and Cat Meat from the Menu

Taiwan’s parliament has approved a bill banning the slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption, building on the 2001 legislation banning the sale of meat and fur of cats and dogs for “economic purposes.”