Kim Young-suk and Kim Gea-yeung with abandoned dogs and cats, including Jin-hui, a five-year-old Pomeranian who was buried alive. Photo: Reuters Kim Young-suk and Kim Gea-yeung with abandoned dogs and cats, including Jin-hui, a five-year-old Pomeranian who was buried alive. Photo: Reuters
Kim Young-suk and Kim Gea-yeung with abandoned dogs and cats, including Jin-hui, a five-year-old Pomeranian who was buried alive. Photo: Reuters
South Korea

South Korean activists want animals granted legal status to crack down on abuse

  • The current standards to decide penalties for abuse have been low as the animals are treated as objects under the current legal system
  • There is widespread social consensus that animals should be protected and respected as living beings that coexist in harmony with people

Topic |   South Korea
Kim Young-suk and Kim Gea-yeung with abandoned dogs and cats, including Jin-hui, a five-year-old Pomeranian who was buried alive. Photo: Reuters Kim Young-suk and Kim Gea-yeung with abandoned dogs and cats, including Jin-hui, a five-year-old Pomeranian who was buried alive. Photo: Reuters
Kim Young-suk and Kim Gea-yeung with abandoned dogs and cats, including Jin-hui, a five-year-old Pomeranian who was buried alive. Photo: Reuters
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