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80% of South Koreans Want An End to Animal Testing

More than 80 percent of South Koreans want to see an end to animal testing, according to a new Realmeter poll. Animal protection organization the Humane Society International (HSI) commissioned the survey. The results showed that...
1.5 Million South Koreans Are Eating More Vegan Food

1.5 Million South Koreans Are Eating More Vegan Food

There are now about 500,000 strict vegans living in South Korea. Approximately 1.5 million people pursue similar plant-based diets, reports the Korea Vegetarian Union (KVU). The Union advocates for plant-based living and shares tips on...
Seoul Ends the Slaughter of Dogs for Meat

Seoul Ends the Slaughter of Dogs for Meat

The dog meat industry in South Korea could be coming to an end. The last three dog meat shops in Seoul will no longer slaughter dogs on-site for their meat. The shops are still permitted...
Simon Cowell Donates £25,000 to Shut Down Dog Meat Farms

Newly Vegan Simon Cowell Donates £25,000 to Dog Meat Rescue

"America’s Got Talent" judge and new vegan Simon Cowell wants to end the dog meat trade. The star recently donated £25,000 to help shut down a South Korean dog meat farm. Cowell's donation went to...
One of South Korea's Biggest Dog Meat Markets Just Shut Down

South Korea Just Shut Down Its Biggest Dog Meat Market

Updated July 8, 2019. One of South Korea's biggest dog meat markets is shutting down for good. The Gupo Livestock Market in Busan, one of the nation's largest markets that sells chilled dog meat as...

This Korean Company Is Making Sustainable Straws From Rice

South Korean brand Yeonjigonji is making edible straws from sustainable ingredients like rice and tapioca flour. The brand's plastic-free straws have a harder texture than the traditional kind and a subtle, rice-like aroma, but don't...

Seoul Mayor to Ban the Dog Meat Trade

The dog meat trade may soon come to an end in Seoul. Park Won-soon, the mayor of the capital, has vowed to eradicate the notorious business. The South China Morning Post reports that announcement followed...
South Korea Shuts Its Largest Dog Meat Slaughterhouse

South Korea Shuts Its Largest Dog Meat Slaughterhouse

Animal rights activists in South Korea and across the globe are especially thankful this Thanksgiving eve as Taepyeong, the largest dog meat slaughterhouse in South Korea, was shuttered by local authorities. The move comes after...

South Korean Dog Meat Farmer Frees Over 200 Dogs and Grows Herb Instead

A South Korean dog meat farmer of 14 years has freed over 200 dogs and plans to permanently shut down his business, choosing to expand his medicinal herb farm instead. With the help of the...
Vegan Cake Launches in Starbucks South Korea

Vegan Cake Launches in Starbucks South Korea

The world’s largest coffeehouse chain, Starbucks, has been impressing its plant-based customers over recent months with various vegan menu additions and green initiatives. Now, it is attempting to win over South Korean veggies, launching a vegan...
South Korea Bans Beagle Pesticide Testing

South Korea Joins Growing List of Nations That Ban Beagle Pesticide Testing

South Korea has put an end to a cruel yet common test on animals. The country has officially prohibited long-term pesticide toxicity tests on beagles, joining the growing list of nations that have also...
Nearly 1 Million South Koreans Want the Government to End the Dog Meat Trade For Good

Nearly 1 Million South Koreans Want the Government to End the Dog Meat Trade...

Nearly one million people from around the world have signed a petition urging South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to ban the dog meat trade for good. Humane Society International/Korea, Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), and...
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‘Vegan Space’ Supermarket Opens in Seoul, South Korea

A new vegan supermarket is now open in Seoul, South Korea. Named Vegan Space, the new business sells a range of plant-based and sustainable goods, including fermented drinks, cereal, nondairy milk, tempeh, condiments, pickled vegetables, and cruelty-free toiletries. Championing...
Pete Wicks, Peter Egan, and Philippa Thomson Team Up to Fight the South Korean Dog Meat Trade

Pete Wicks, Peter Egan, and Philippa Thomson Team Up to End the South Korean...

The Only Way is Essex star Pete Wicks, Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan, and Good Morning Britain presenter Philippa Thomson have teamed up to put a stop to the South Korean dog meat trade. In...
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Priscilla Presley and Kim Basinger Protest With Dead Dogs Against South Korean Dog Meat...

Hollywood stars and activists Priscilla Presley and Kim Basinger recently protested with signs and real dead dogs in a confronting statement against the South Korean dog meat trade. The protest was said to be...
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President Moon Jae-in’s Rescue Dog Becomes Face of Campaign Opposing the South Korean Dog...

The President of South Korea Moon Jae-in has used his rescue dog Tori in a new campaign that opposes the dog meat trade. Tori's role as the face of the campaign is fitting; prior...
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City Court in South Korea Rules Dog Meat Slaughter Illegal

The city court of Bucheon, South Korea, recently found a local dog meat farmer guilty of unlawful animal slaughter, ruling that meat consumption was not a legal justification to kill dogs. In a country...

Olympic Skier Saves 90 Dogs from South Korean Dog Meat Trade

Olympic skier, Gus Kenworthy, along with the Humane Society International, has saved ninety dogs from the South Korean dog meat trade. Kenworthy has been in South Korea competing in the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics. At the...

Vegan Skater Meagan Duhamel Ends Career on a High with Final Medal at Winter...

Vegan figure skater Meagan Duhamel has finished her career on an almighty high, landing her last and final medal in the Winter Olympics. Along with her partner, Eric Radford, the vegan athlete was awarded...
Vegan Olympic Figure Skater Urges Fellow Olympians to Adopt Dog Meat Farm Rescues

Vegan Olympic Figure Skater Urges Athletes to Save Dogs from Korean Meat Farm

Leading the Olympic Winter Games competition for couples skating in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with Eric Radford (the finals have not been completed at publish time), vegan two-time world champion Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel...