KARA's new office was officially opened in June and staff were busy helping
Korean Government Buries Animals Alive
Just about every year disease strikes various Korean farms and culls are the
result. Some are well documented, such as
this massive chicken cull and
others. So for many years, it has been known that the government buries
animals alive, yet protests have been ignored. But animal rights groups are
gathering more evidence and stepping up their fight against it ...
Whale Poachers Caught Off Ulsan Coast
While there is still a loop-hole that allows fishermen to claim a whale kill as
"by-catch," it is illegal to hunt whales in Korea and authorities monitor
illegal whaling activities very closely. So even though the government
disappoints on many animal issues, it is diligent in prosecuting whale hunters
and proved this again recently ...
This Month's Shelter News
Shelters regularly ask KARA for help and this month Namyangju Shelter put out a
distress call. It wasn't for food this time but for medicines. The shelter has
suffered an outbreak of flu that has left many of the dogs sick and without
Drunken Woman Kills Neighbor's Cat
Last year there was a case of a drunken woman killing a stray dog. Now a similar
case has emerged to the disgust of people around Korea. This time a drunken
woman killed her neighbor's cat. Part of the incident was caught on CCTV ...
Three Dog Night
This little anecdote about a typical company hiking trip illustrates what goes
on out there in corporate Korea and what is accepted in Korean society. As in
many countries, special occasions in Korea are characterized by a lot of meat
eating, and the company hiking trip was no exception. But the meat laid on was
KARA's New Office Officially Open
Everything has finally been moved and the new office up and running. In the
first week, a dog had moved in as well, a temporary resident who had nowhere
else to go. One night, soon after the office opened, a few members got together
to celebrate ...
Anti-Dog Meat Petition Still Going
At the time of writing, United Dogs' online petition against Korea's dog meat
industry has surpassed the 452,000 mark! This is a great achievement, but the
ambitious aim of a million signatures is still a long way off. If you haven't
signed already, head on over and
sign the petition. If you
need to, you can see different language versions of the page using its top-right
drop down list. Please tell your friends!
This Month's Net Highlights
Who would have thought we'd ever see adverts showing that some meat products are
as bad as cigarette
smoking! Here's more from the
Besides the fact that whaling is barbaric, here's another reason why whales
should not be hunted:
whale poo carbon removal!
This site has a stunning set of 161 images, many featuring
cute baby animals.
You would think organic eggs were safe to eat, but
not all eggs are equal in terms of how they are processed after being laid.
We are in the midst of the sixth greatest mass extinction in Earth's history.
an 8th of
the world's birds are endangered.
South Africa is famous for the World Cup right now, but the country is
increasingly becoming infamous for
disgraceful and cowardly canned hunts.
Humans are not the only species capable of amazing dexterity and pole spinning
prowess, as proven by this amazing
Kung Fu bear.
The UN has once again
advocated a vegan diet as a means of saving the world from hunger and the
worst affects of climate change.
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