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WHAT For this charity project, AROHA from around the world will donate funds to CARE in South Korea in honor of ASTRO. WHY To help the cats and dogs even from afar, and to show ASTRO our love and gratitude in a meaningful way! ASTRO has always joked about how they look and act like cats and dogs. They also have shown their love of animals and giving to others. We believe they will truly appreciate...

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One of our members saw a dog being thrown from a second story balcony on the evening of July 1st, in Ilsan, a city to the west of Seoul, South Korea. The cries of a dog in distress could often be heard from the apartment from which the dog was thrown. Mangnani at CARE HQ After landing, the dog, who was only a puppy, remained unmoving in the rain, bleeding heavily from his nose. The police were...

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Dog meat slaughterers ousted from Moran Market have illegally occupied land owned by Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LHC), claiming that 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. Needless to say that what they are doing is completely illegal as they are not, nor have...

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Dog meat slaughterers ousted from Moran Market are trying a new trick. They have illegally occupied a patch of land owned by Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LHC), claiming that 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. In order to provide ‘evidence’ for their claim...

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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, stating that current laws do not allow for confiscation of animals even after animal abuse, and as they saw no...

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This article contains links to external sites which may have affiliate links from which CARE does not benefit if purchases are made. In China alone, about 20 million dogs are butchered and served as food every year. Another 10 million or so are slaughtered across the rest of Asia. The dogs are kept in cramped and decrepit rusting cages, unable to stretch let alone move about. Many dogs at markets...

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The April 16th court ruling in Bucheon provided a precedent with which to prosecute other dog farmers violating the South Korean Animal Protection Act. The proposed amendment by Congressman Chang Won Pyo, introduced on June 20th, will strengthen and clarify what constitutes animal cruelty by taking into account the suffering of animals. These important and significant changes in the legal...

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For the first time in South Korea, CARE has obtained a court decision stating that slaughtering dogs for food is illegal. On October 10th 2017, CARE accused a Bucheon dog farmer of slaughtering dogs using electrocution, in violation of the Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Paragraph 1, Item 4, which states that killing an animal without any justifiable grounds is illegal. On March 8th, the Incheon...

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Everland has announced that, in collaboration with Polar Bears International, it will be sending Korea’s sole captive polar bear, Tongki, to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in England by November. Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a world-class wildlife conservation park in the north of England. Their 40,000m2 (10 acres) polar bear habitat—built to reflect the summer Arctic tundra—is one of their flagship...

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CARE | A Voice for the Voiceless.. by Paul Lawley-jones - 1M ago

Not only do the dogs imprisoned in dog farms suffer over the summer, there is also the added horror of the increased consumption of dog meat over the three hottest days—the bok-nal days—because of the false belief that dog meat can cool the body and help you cope with the heat. 2018 is the year in which CARE has vowed to see the end of dog meat Even though recent amendments to the Animal...

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