South Korean attitudes on canines are divided – about one million dogs are eaten every year in the country, often as a summertime delicacy. But the tradition is declining as the nation increasingly embraces the idea of dogs as pets, with eating them now something of a taboo among young South Koreans. For years, Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (Care) has spearheaded campaigns to rescue canines from dogmeat farms across the country, accumulating some 23,000 members and around two billion won (RM7.3mil) in annual donations. South Korean President Moon Jae-in – who is a known animal lover with several dogs – adopted a small black and white mongrel from Care when he came to office in 2017. Staff members at Care told the Hankyoreh newspaper that the organisation’s head, Park So-yeon, had more than 230 rescued dogs destroyed because of a shortage of space at the shelter. The number was equivalent to around a quarter of the animals the group … [Read more...] about Animal rights group slammed for dog killings
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SEOUL: The leader of one of South Korea's largest animal rights groups has been accused of secretly exterminating hundreds of rescued dogs - despite a declared no-kill policy - to ensure a continued stream of donations.South Korean attitudes on canines are divided - about one million dogs are eaten every year in the country, often as a summertime delicacy.But the tradition is declining as the nation increasingly embraces the idea of dogs as pets, with eating them now something of a taboo among young South Koreans.For years, Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE) has spearheaded campaigns to rescue canines from dogmeat farms across the country, accumulating some 23,000 members and around two billion won (US$1.8 million) in annual donations.South Korean President Moon Jae-in - who is a known animal lover with several dogs - adopted a small black and white mongrel from CARE when he came to office in 2017.Staff members at CARE told the Hankyoreh newspaper that the … [Read more...] about Top South Korean animal rights group slammed for destroying dogs
By Ron Hurtibise Sun Sentinel Tues., Nov. 20, 2018 Pot for pets? It may be the next step in the ever-evolving legitimization of medicinal marijuana, and a trio of South Florida companies are competing to become the Blue Apron of cannabis oils for pets. Three companies formed in recent years are selling cannabidiol (CBD) products that owners and enthusiasts claim might be more effective than traditional veterinary medicines at treating chronic pain, inflammation and anxiety in dogs and cats. But their growth prospects face a big hurdle: While early research suggests that the treatments show promise, the legality of the products are widely disputed, preventing pet owners from buying them at their favourite chain pet store or through the most popular e-commerce sites. That hasn’t stopped Delray Beach-based Prana Pets, Plantation-based King Kanine and Fort Lauderdale-based Diamond CBD from joining a growing number of new companies around the globe that promote and … [Read more...] about Can cannabis oil ease suffering for dogs and cats?
Information technology administrator Ambrose Lim, 29, took an unwelcome guest to his grandmother's place during Chinese New Year in February. "There were comments about colour and size," said Mr Lim. "People asked us to consider a smaller, better-looking dog." They were referring to Leia, a black mongrel Mr Lim and his wife, Ms Fransisca Fortunata, 27, were thinking of adopting. They went ahead with the adoption, making Leia one of about 80 dogs to be adopted so far this year as part of a national dog rehoming initiative. The increasingly popular Project Adore is aimed at rehoming mongrels and former sniffer dogs into Housing Board flats. Statistics from the National Development Ministry show that more than 800 dogs have found new homes since the project was formalised in 2014. Last year, 232 dogs were rehomed, up from 228 in 2016 and 161 in 2015. But animal welfare groups said a type of dog is often overlooked for adoption. Kindergarten teacher Valerie Chua, 26, who has fostered 28 … [Read more...] about More dogs adopted but black dogs still shunned
By Amira Elghawaby Opinion Thu., April 26, 2018 There were two initial versions of what happened in Toronto this week. Each of them represents a different lens in which we see ourselves as Canadians. One of them is truer than the other. The first version is one in which our diversity is our weakness and the biggest threat to our future. This version was advanced by a variety of storytellers: There was Rebel correspondent Katie Hopkins walking through Toronto streets, wondering if she would be able to find “someone that looks like they actually come from Canada” because “everybody here looks like they come from Africa.” There was the viral tweet from CBC reporter Natasha Fatah, recklessly quoting an eyewitness claiming the perpetrator was an angry, wide-eyed, Middle Eastern man. There was the National Post’s Barbara Kay musing that she “selfishly” wished the motive behind the attack was “jihadism” so she could … [Read more...] about From Toronto’s tragedy emerges the truer story of us