* Date : 2019-01-29
Public outrage has been sparked here in South Korea, following allegations that the country's largest animal rights group 'CARE' had secretly euthanized around 200 dogs under its care. An estimated 100,000 pet animals are abandoned in South Korea every year, with around half of them living out the rest of their lives in pet shelters. Despite the adoption of a pet registration system in South Korea in 2014, the number of homeless pets have risen in every year since then, with some critics saying the ease of the pet adoption process in the country, and a lack of awareness on a pet owner's responsibility, are contributing to this phenomenon. In this week's edition of "Foreign Correspondents", we sit down with our panel of journalists to talk about these various issues regarding pet animals.
- Frédéric Ojardias, Journalist / RFI
- Fabian Kretschmer, Journalist / Deutsche Welle
- Frank Smith, Correspondent / Press TV