Animal Cruelty In Korea,
|Incredibly, they suffered in these horrible conditions for five
long months. When the boxes were finally uncovered, none of the dogs
tried to get out: because they were kept in the boxes since they were
very young, they did not know how. Newborn puppies were also confined
in the boxes.
It was apparent that some dogs suffered from hernias, as they were not able to move their limbs in cold temperatures. The day after animal protection groups visited the scene, the dog owner pushed the hernias back into the dogs’ stomachs and sewed them up using no anesthesia.
These cruelties to animals are very common in Korea, but there are currently no legal protections for abused animals. The maximum penalty against animal abuse is only $200. It is impossible to take temporary custody of abused animals to ensure their safety without the owner’s permission, no matter what kind of abuse the animals have suffered. The Korean government has consistently refused to prescribe giving refuge to abused animals.
In 2004, the Korean government announced that the Animal Protection Law would be revised, and since then has issued several revised bills. However, each time a bill is released, it goes from bad to worse under the constant pressure of interest groups. Rather than protecting animals, the latest bill would protect the right of special interest groups to continue exploiting animals without restraint.
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