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  • tachi salas
    De: KARA Asunto: KARA Newsletter Fecha: viernes, 30 de abril, 2010 00:31 Monthly Newsletter No. 16 April, 2010 Hi everyone, April
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 29 11:15 PM



      De: KARA <admin@...>
      Asunto: KARA Newsletter
      Fecha: viernes, 30 de abril, 2010 00:31

      Monthly Newsletter No. 16
      April, 2010

      Hi everyone,
      April is the month that the government backed down on its puppy mill project because of widespread protests. It's also the month that we focused on Maseok Shelter to improve conditions there ...

      Japanese Whale Meat Sold in Korea

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      The availability of Japanese whale meat in Korean restaurants is something everyone's known about for a long time. Perhaps authorities quietly condoned it.
      But now there is proof, through DNA profiling, that the Japanese are selling whale meat to foreign buyers. So much for the "scientific" work of the Japanese whaling industry ... more

      Maseok Shelter's Haircut Day

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      The dogs might be happy enough at Maseok, but many of them definitely needed a makeover.
      So one weekend a bunch of KARA volunteers got together and setup and hair trimming and dog neutering production line ... more

      Maseok Gets New Fencing

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      At last, the ramshackle state of Maseok Shelter is a thing of the past, thanks to the attention and funds being directed to upgrade its facilities.
      Even though a lot still needs to be done, at least the proper fencing put in recently helps makes things neater and easier to manage ... more

      KARA's New Office

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      For a long time now the small team of KARA staff have had to work out of a tiny room in the basement of a building.
      That's probably all going to change with the prospect of a new place on the horizon. Somewhere has already been found ... more

      KARA International

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      KARA now has the help of international representatives--two so far. They are basically well-trusted animal rights advocates whom we have met personally in Korea.
      They can speak Korean and English and can take donations locally in their home cities. ... contact details

      Anti-Dog Meat Petition Ongoing

      United Dogs Petition
      At the time of writing, United Dogs' online petition against Korea's dog meat industry has surpassed the 418,000 mark! This is a great achievement, but the ambitious aim of a million signatures is still a long way off.
      If you haven't signed already, head on over and sign the petition. If you need to, you can see different language versions of the page using its top-right drop down list. Please tell your friends!

      This Month's Net Highlights

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    • tachi salas
      De: KARA Asunto: KARA Newsletter Fecha: martes, 29 de junio, 2010 20:54 Monthly Newsletter No. 18 June, 2010 Hi everyone, KARA s
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 29, 2010



        De: KARA <admin@...>
        Asunto: KARA Newsletter
        Fecha: martes, 29 de junio, 2010 20:54

        Monthly Newsletter No. 18
        June, 2010

        Hi everyone,
        KARA's new office was offically opened in June and staff were busy helping needy shelters.

        Korean Government Buries Animals Alive

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        Just about every year disease strikes various Korean farms and culls are the result. Some are well documented, such as this massive chicken cull and others. So for many years, it has been known that the government buries animals alive, yet protests have been ignored.
        But animal rights groups are gathering more evidence and stepping up their fight against it ... more

        Whale Poachers Caught Off Ulsan Coast

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        While there is still a loop-hole that allows fishermen to claim a whale kill as "by-catch," it is illegal to hunt whales in Korea and authorities monitor illegal whaling activities very closely.
        So even though the government disappoints on many animal issues, it is diligent in prosecuting whale hunters and proved this again recently ... more

        This Month's Shelter News

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        Shelters regularly ask KARA for help and this month Namyangju Shelter put out a distress call. It wasn't for food this time but for medicines.
        The shelter has suffered an outbreak of flu that has left many of the dogs sick and without energy ... more

        Drunken Woman Kills Neighbor's Cat

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        Last year there was a case of a drunken woman killing a stray dog. Now a similar case has emerged to the disgust of people around Korea. This time a drunken woman killed her neighbor's cat.
        Part of the incident was caught on CCTV ... more

        Three Dog Night

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        This little anecdote about a typical company hiking trip illustrates what goes on out there in corporate Korea and what is accepted in Korean society.
        As in many countries, special occasions in Korea are characterized by a lot of meat eating, and the company hiking trip was no exception. But the meat laid on was dog ... more

        KARA's New Office Officially Open

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        Everything has finally been moved and the new office up and running. In the first week, a dog had moved in as well, a temporary resident who had nowhere else to go.
        One night, soon after the office opened, a few members got together to celebrate ... more

        Anti-Dog Meat Petition Still Going

        United Dogs Petition
        At the time of writing, United Dogs' online petition against Korea's dog meat industry has surpassed the 452,000 mark! This is a great achievement, but the ambitious aim of a million signatures is still a long way off.
        If you haven't signed already, head on over and sign the petition. If you need to, you can see different language versions of the page using its top-right drop down list. Please tell your friends!

        This Month's Net Highlights

        This email was sent to you because you are registered or affiliated with the Korea Animal Rights Advocates website at http://animalrightskorea.org.

        If you have any queries, please contact
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      • tachi salas
        De: KARA Asunto: KARA Newsletter Para: tachigb@yahoo.es Fecha: jueves, 30 de septiembre, 2010 20:05 Monthly Newsletter No. 21
        Message 3 of 5 , Oct 1, 2010




          De: KARA <admin@...>
          Asunto: KARA Newsletter
          Para: tachigb@...
          Fecha: jueves, 30 de septiembre, 2010 20:05

          Monthly Newsletter No. 21
          September, 2010

          Hi everyone,
          We've got good news about a rescue and news about revisions to the Animal Protection Law ...

          Incheon Dog-Farm Dogs Rescued

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          Some time back we reported on an appalling dog farm located near schools in Incheon, west of Seoul. Typically, the dogs were living in cages filled feces and rotting food waste. Many were young and destined to spend their entire lives in these cages.
          We're happy to report that these dogs have been rescued! It's thanks to the Korean Alliance for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ... more

          Cannibal Dog Has a New Home

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          This big dog, whose name is now Gwidong, was the subject of an SBS TV program that investigated the disappearances of dogs in a country village. Gwidong was killing and eating them! He was caught, and now he has been adopted and will finally have a real home.
          He had escaped from a dog farm, which was probably where he was introduced to cannibalism ... more

          Animal Protection Laws Under Revision

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          Updates to the Korean animal protection laws are currently being considered by the Korean government. Among them are increased penalties, which KARA is hoping for.
          But a new and wide-ranging euthanasia law is something we don't want to see ... more

          Another Woman Throws a Cat from an Apartment Building

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          It's only been a few months since the Eunbee incident, and yet another woman has been charged with throwing a cat from an apartment building. This too has received media attention and left people dumbfounded.
          Sadly, the crime was committed by a 68 year-old woman who can't understand what the fuss is about ... more

          A Visit to ADMH Shelter

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          One Sunday a group of volunteers visited the Anti-Dog Meat Headquarters shelter in Incheon to do some volunteer work. The shelter has quite a few handicapped dogs and dogs that came from abusive situations.
          Anti-Dog Meat Headquarters is the name of an animal protection group in Korea. The group's shelter has no manager and is run entirely by volunteers ... more

          Buddhist Prayers for the Dead

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          Every year there are Buddhist ceremonies in September to pray for the souls of dead animals and for the animals still living. Because of its growing popularity, a temple famous for its annual animal prayers in Seoul will start performing the ceremony every month.
          It is a time for reflection and for remembering departed loved ones ... more

          ARK Holds a Fundraiser

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          The Animal Rescue Korea (ARK) group has a history of finding homes for Korean companion animals. One of its members rescued a family of dogs from Karama, the government kill shelter. However, they came down with distemper and one pup had pneumonia.
          So ARK threw a fundraiser to help care for the family and pay for huge medical costs ... more

          Anti-Dog Meat Petition Still Going

          United Dogs Petition
          At the time of writing, United Dogs' online petition against Korea's dog meat industry is around the 489,000 mark! The ambitious aim of a million signatures is still a long way off, but at least we seem to be getting a rate of about 11,000 signatures a month.
          If you haven't signed already, head on over and sign the petition. If you need to, you can see different language versions of the page using its top-right drop down list. Please tell your friends!

          This Month's Net Highlights

          • Here's an article by Holly Cheever in which she tells some unique and sad tales about cows and their babies.

          • Ex-President Clinton has decided to take up a plant based diet. It's a health rather than ethical decision, but either way he is not supporting factory farming.

          • A small slideshow called ugly animals! But of course, it's all in the eye of the beholder.

          • Use of antibiotics on factory farms is producing disease strains that are resistant to drugs. So, in the US, factory farmers are going to have to cut down on antibiotic use. It's about time.

          • Another reminder comes from Peter Singer that fish are the forgotten victims on people's plates.

          • The egg industry is on the defensive in the US after a massive egg recall due to factory farming. So what does it do? Simply blame the consumer!

          • Here is the reggae-like Why Oh Why song, asking why must we eat the animals. It originates from this site.

          • British farmers are alarmed at the prospect of a megadairy--Britain's biggest dairy--coming to Nocton and bringing a lot of trouble with it.

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